Tim Strong, San Diego, CA Volleyball Coach

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Current semi-pro beach volleyball player. 17 years of private coaching experience. I'll teach you everything I've learned from Olympic gold medalist Karch Kiraly. View all coaching experience

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  1. South Mission Beach, N Jetty Rd, San Diego, CA

Coach is willing to travel up to 50 miles


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1 session package with Coach Tim. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$64 1 session + one-time fee

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3 session package with Coach Tim. 60 minute session length

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$190 3 sessions ($63/ea) + one-time fee

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5 session package with Coach Tim. 60 minute session length

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$310 5 sessions ($62/ea) + one-time fee

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GIFT CERTIFICATE package. 1 training session with Coach Tim. 60 minute session length. Discount Code: tims-17

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  • University of Nevada--Reno (NV)

  • 17 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Setter, Outside Hitter, Opposite, Middle Blocker, Libero

  • Spiking, Setting, Serving, Serve Receive, Jumping, Hitting, Digging, Blocking


  • University of Nevada--Reno (NV)

  • 17 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Setter, Outside Hitter, Opposite, Middle Blocker, Libero

  • Spiking, Setting, Serving, Serve Receive, Jumping, Hitting, Digging, Blocking

More About Coach Tim

Tim Strong | Beach Volleyball Coach

* Currently coaching 2v2 beach volleyball at South Mission Beach.

* Coached indoors 4A high school men's volleyball program.

* Coached indoors 4A high school women's volleyball program.

* Coached indoors for middle school boys & girls volleyball program.

I have trained and communicate with the best players in the world and work with the top professional beach volleyball leagues in the United States.

I specialize in court and beach volleyball Body-Kinesthetic Intelligence (nerd-speak for movement and range of motion). Most coaches talk about ball control, what about body control? Body control comes first and you must know what you are capable of before controlling another object. This will also lessen fatigue, increase endurance/power/speed/vertical and lower chance of injury. I have never had a player not succeed at the skill they wished to learn nor have I ever had a player unsatisfied.

Able to assist you in the following:

* Perfecting skill or technique
* Getting in shape or improving strength and conditioning
* Develop the skills needed to compete at a higher level of competition
* Preparing for an upcoming tryout, season or event
* Competing or training with more confidence and enjoying the sport

USA Volleyball - Beach IMPACT Certified

National Federation of State High School Associations
* Fundamentals of Coaching Volleyball

Are you ready to play the best that you have ever played? Start by knowing what you're capable of and then achieve it daily!

Competed in two-man volleyball tournaments for over 17 years including:

Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA).
* UC Davis
* California State University, Chico
* Sacramento, California

USA Volleyball Grass Nationals.
* Lake Tahoe
2nd Place - A Division Men's Doubles

Nevada Outdoor Volleyball Association (NOVA).
Utah Outdoor Volleyball Association (UOVA).
1st Place - A Division Men's Doubles

California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA).
Placed in the top three for numerous tournaments at:
* Manhattan Beach
* Hermosa Beach
* South Mission Beach
* Ocean Beach

Based on skill level, most all players will be examined in every skill set to begin: passing, hitting, serving, setting. I never start teaching a player advanced technique until they first demonstrate base level competency and consistency. Every player can learn the objectives and technique to accomplish the skill at hand in their own way, no player is incapable of achieving their own athletic goals within their abilities.

Every practice starts with a warm up session unless prior activities replace that warm up. We immediately examine a players skill set in the area they request by running simple drills of demonstration. After examination, we begin breaking down a players form into basic bodily movement and kinesthetics/range of motion. All of my coaching technique are based on the application of physics and anatomy... you cannot achieve ball control without first implementing body control. I will only work with a player on two skill sets per session. The main skill set is worked on at the beginning and end of the session with a small break to work on secondary skills. I use different objects and tools in order to produce the movements needed. I am a developmental skills coach, I have never not succeeded in teaching a player a skill set and helping them double in improvement.

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Tim was a terrific coach. He made my daughter feel immediately comfortable and was able to teach her and give her the confidence to stretch her abilities.

Coach Tim was great. Over the course of the hour with him, I had already improved my hitting timing and fundamentals. I look forward to working with him again!

Tim really knows what he’s doing. My daughter enjoyed her session with him and showed remarkable improvement after just one session. She will definitely continue training with him.

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He was able to fix up a lot of my bad passing and hitting habits. He’s a great coach to have.

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My 14 year old son recently became interested in Volleyball. We decided to look for a coach to help him understand the basics. We had no idea what to expect when we signed him up for a session. Coach Tim was fantastic! He ran my son through several drills, pushed him but knew when it slow the pace. My son left tired but “feeling great” and eager for another session. We appreciate Coach Tim’s patience, style, and ability to gauge the level of his clients.

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Excellent coach!
He will challenge you !
And create personal training lessons to improve in areas that you need to focus on. He's very knowledgeable and throughout the session he will have a positive upbeat personality .

Tim is an excellent coach. Not only is he a very talented player and coach, but he also takes a genuine interest in helping people develop. I've taken group and private lessons with Tim, and after every session, I feel like my playing level increased substantially. If you're looking to improve your game, no matter your skill level, I highly recommend taking lessons with Tim.

My 12 yo daughter has had 2 sessions with Coach Tim and has loved working with him. In both sessions, she found his guidance, advice and tips easy to understand. His coaching gave her tools to make changes right away. She really likes his energy and attitude.

Tim is an outstanding coach! I'm completely new to volleyball and that's why I took this private lesson. Despite my beginner level ability, I learned so much in one hour. During the class, Tim was able to help me hone in technical skills I needed to work on that were completely doable at my level. I learned how to volley, set, and even spike! I feel like I'm a lot better and am even more interested in the sport after this class. I highly recommend Tim for your volleyball instruction needs.

Coach Tim did an excellent job coaching me (a beginner) and my boyfriend (an intermediate) on proper volleyball techniques. In the duration of 1 hour, we both walked away with some valuable tips that we could utilize as we continue to play the sport. We both plan on signing up for additional coaching in the near future!

The two lessons I took with Tim were incredible. He was able to assess inconsistencies and problems in my hitting and serving form almost immediately, which resulted in better hits and serves within just a few tries. He is friendly, relaxed, and creates a very nice environment to learn and have fun. At the same time, I was winded and sweating by the end of the lesson, as he works hard and tries to pack as much practice and advice in to each session. I would highly recommend working with Tim, and I'm sure I will the next time I'm in town.

After just one session I already have a good understanding of what areas I need to focus on to improve my game. Tim is extremely helpful, with a lightning-fast grasp of aspects that will expand a player's abilities. I'm looking forward to additional sessions and greater improvement to my beach game.

I can honestly say that I was apprehensive about scheduling a private lesson but I really wanted to learn more so I can play in an intermediate league as soon as I am able and not look like a fool. I wanted more coaching than the group lessons provided so I took a chance. It turned out to be a great chance. Tim worked me at my level and pushed beyond it as well. We worked solid during our time and I feel like I really benefited from the individual attention in multiple areas. I would recommend a private (or more) if you want to really focus on your own personal strengths and weaknesses. I was able to apply what we worked immediately! I am planning on another private for sure.

It was my first personal session with Tim and in one hour I have learned more than I was trying to learn myself for several months. Initially I took his group class and he suggested I take a one-on-one training as well to boost my progress. It was totally worth it. He is a very experienced coach and he sees even your slight mistakes immediately and give advise that makes a world of difference for your technique. So if you want to finally learn how to play volleyball properly and fully enjoy the game, Tim is your guy.

Thank you so much coach Tim, you were really great, nice, friendly , very profesional thanks for everything you did to help my daughter succeed, you are truly recommended.

Regardless of your current experience level playing VBall, I HIGHLY recommend Coach Tim’s one on one lessons. I got introduced to Beach VBall through his SDBVL beginners group classes on Saturdays, and after enjoying so much the game’s dynamics I opted for one on one classes to improve my skills on the fundamentals techniques of the game.
Tim not only helped me to understand better the game rules and strategies (offensively and defensively), but most importantly he explained me the way that my body motions responded to the mechanics of the game; principally when it comes to bumping the ball for passing and setting, jumping during blocks, and how to spike the ball effectively.
Tim’s exceptional professionalism and feedback during the one on one drill exercises/classes brought my VBall player skills to the next level as testified by many of my peers at the SOCAL beach courts. I can sincerely affirm that if you want to challenge yourself and work towards your best potential in matters of beach VBall, Tim is the Coach to Go!!

In just one session, Coach Tim helped me improve my volleyball skills in HUGE ways. I came into the session knowing little to nothing about volleyball and left feeling like I could hold my own in a game. He implemented drills that focused on the techniques that I needed to work on and gave me tips and guidance that really changed the way I played the game. I left the session with much more confidence about my understanding of the game and with a solid foundation of skills that will help me improve as I continue playing. I won't forget the advice and pointers he gave me- they will bring me to the next level as I keep practicing. Hopefully I can set up another private session in the future. Thanks Tim!

I had a really great lesson with Coach Tim! He had an organized plan for the workout after targeting what my hitting issue was right away. I needed help figuring out what I was doing wrong and he gave me specific things I needed to work on in the future to improve my arm swing. Recommend a lesson for anyone who needs specific mechanical help or just to get reps in!

Tim is a very good coach, and I very much recommend him. Tim quickly assesses your skill level and develops drills to improve key elements of your game. Importantly, Tim is an effective communicator and explains what you need to know in a very understandable manner. Tim keeps it positive and upbeat, but still makes you work hard to improve.

I would highly recommend training sessions with Tim. Tim had a clear plan for what to do and I found everything we did to be very useful. I am a beginner and felt much more comfortable with many aspects of the game after the training.

Tim is a great coach. I'm excited to finally get rid of bad habits and play correctly. I recommend him to everyone who wants to learn to play or fine tune their skills.

Tim's a great teacher, and encourages his students to get to the next level. He's methodical and adaptable to getting his students on the right track. His league in San Diego is the best the city, if not all Southern California, has to offer.

Tim is everything I would expect from an excellent coach. He has been coaching for a long time and it shows. His level of expertise is absolutely outstanding and he knows how to get the best out of every unique person and situation. He is confident and a great motivator, and he knows how to push you just about right. He is also very approachable and just a great person to be around. I noticed that his lessons are very well organized and structured which I highly appreciate since the time is an essence. Overall, he definitely exceeded my expectations. I know it sounds crazy but it literally took only 1 lesson with him for me to learn things I would have never imagined myself doing so soon. Thanks Tim, I'm very grateful for your guidance and looking forward for our upcoming lessons and games.

Amazing first session with Tim. He offers valuable insight to improving my game. He also gave me tools to take home and practice so that I can be a better hitter and offensive player!

Tim is very passionate about helping someone to reach their volleyball goals. He also charges less as compared to other coaches. Would recommend him to anyone who wants to improve their beach volleyball skills.

My coaching session with Tim was great! I am really glad I did it. I can feel the progress just after one session due to his personal attention and constructive feedback. I can't wait for my next class. I would recommend Tim as a coach to anyone interested in learning beach volleyball.

I learned so much in just one session with coach Tim. His obvious experience and expertise on the game allowed him to quickly identify the areas I needed to improve. He used techniques that I already knew to help me with easier carryover to new skills. I would definately recommend Coach Tim to anyone looking to improve or perfect their game.

Tim is an awesome Coach! He's very objective, has an amazing attention to details and a very nice way to support his athletes! Thank you, Tim!

Great session with Coach Tim. Really helped address some fundamental issues and was playing better the next day!

I highly recommend Coach Tim to anyone interested in beach volleyball! He is able to break down concepts, making them relatable and easy to understand, and is very encouraging. I definitely learned a lot!

Coach Tim gave us such a great first lesson. We had so much fun improving our skills and learning good technique. The lesson had a great balance between useful critique and fun drills. I would definitely recommend Coach Tim for beginners looking to learn how to play as well as athletes looking for improvement.

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Coach Tim is great! I would recommend him to anyone interested in becoming a better volleyball player, from beginner to advanced. I am a beginner and was getting frustrated because I was not learning at the same pace as the rest of people in the group lessons. Tim tailored the private session to make sure I learned the fundamentals of the sport. He identified my flaws right away and worked on some drills that definitely addressed my needs. I am definitely booking more sessions with him.

Coach Tim showed our kids more in 1 session, than they got in a group session over a 2 month period. We are going back for more of his very professional instruction! Thanks Tim!

Coach Tim is an awesome coach! I have been taking his volleyball classes for a few years now as well as done some 1 on 1 lessons. I have seen noticeable improvement in my skills and so have my friends. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to improve their volleyball skills.

Coach Tim was great! He was really able to pin point technique flaws and apply appropriate drills at practice as well as at home. All while keeping me upbeat and excited about improvements. I would recommend him to any player beginner through advance.

Coach Tim S. is a great coach. He is very supportive and patient. He is very skilled, athletic, and knowledgeable about the sport of volleyball. It is obvious he played at a high level of competition. He goes thru drills quickly for a great workout but also thoroughly so you get the fundamentals and repetitions in the training sessions. Highly recommend.

The ratings and reviews are true, Tim delivers! I'll be booking recurring sessions with him.

I really wanted to learn how to spike. I have played indoor volleyball in high school, then I started to play beach volleyball around a year ago and I was never able to spike, always a mess. I have to say that I was skeptical about having a private volleyball class,thinking about how in the world I am going to learn to spike in one session however Tim really and finally got me going. He immediately saw my multiple errors and he started introducing all the good and right techniques. The private lesson was so worth it Tim made sure that I understand the individual steps in order to get a good spiking, he was so motivating and patient. Even though it seemed difficult at first , after so much practice I finally started doing it. The following day I played in a beach volleyball tournament and I could no believe that I finally dared to go for it and got some spikes and good ones. Thank you Tim for the great coaching, I am very happy with the results.

Coach Tim has provided excellent training and I look forward to seeing continued improvement in my game.

Tim is a great coach! He is able to quickly assess strengths and weaknesses and tailor workouts and drills to improve on both. His utilization of different techniques for, drilling, skill demonstration and feedback are really useful for players with various styles of learning. He is able to tailor his coaching to mesh with how you learn best. Therefore, he is able to help even the most novice of players noticeably improve on their skills after just one session. He is a patient teacher, but expects his clients to show motivation and willingness to put in the time and effort to succeed. His obvious passion for volleyball translates into enthusiastic and productive coaching, which makes anyone who benefits from his instruction excited to play...no matter what your skill level may be! I highly recommend Tim (especially private sessions) if you're serious about improving your beach volleyball skills.

Coach Tim helped me focus on the fundamentals and made me a more consistent player. I would recommend coach Tim to anyone who wants to became a more consistent player.

Really appreciate the way Coach Tim listened and tailored the training session to my needs and limitations. Great style of communication, he broke down the steps to make it easy to understand and even corrected a flaw in my technique that I was doing wrong forever! He even got me to push past self-imposed fatigue limits in such I nice way that I didn't realize until afterwards how much I got from this one training session. Thank you Coach Tim for your patience and dedication, I will be doing another whenever I am back in San Diego!!

My 12 y.o. daughter is new to volleyball with just 2 months experience playing in a beginning level club team. For those of you on the fence about investing in private lessons, it is definitely worth it! Coach Tim is very encouraging and approachable. He is very productive with his time and squeezes in plenty of drills in an hour. He even gives little workouts and tips to do at home to strengthen specific muscles needed for VB moves. I have definitely noticed an improvement in my daughter's skill in just 3 sessions which has made her more confident playing with kids who have a lot more experience. My daughter looks forward to more lessons and improving her game with Coach Tim.

Coach Tim is a great coach! He helped me a lot to learn volleyball. He provided me with support , constructive feedback and encouragement throughout our volleyball session. I enjoyed our session and had fun! I would recommend coach Tim to anyone!

Just had a one hour semi-private session with Tim. All I can say is awesome! I learned so much in such a short time. I can't recommend Tim strongly enough. Throughout the full lesson he would stop and give tips and work on specific drills to improve my weaknesses. I learned more in that hour than I have in months/years of playing. If you want to get better at beach volleyball you will not be disappointed. 5+ stars without a doubt!

Coach Tim was super nice but before I leave this great review I want to preface it with the fact that my husband is not a "lessons" type of a guy so to have him go with me and then say he REALLY LIKED it is saying a lot. He wants to continue with more lessons and get as much direction as we can from Tim. I was referred to him by our tenant that rents our house out down here in South Mission every year. Her daughter took from her for the 5 weeks she was here and made her school volleyball team and they only chose 12 out of 50 girls! I am not a friend, never met him until today and can say who ever you are... JUST DO IT! Thanks Tim!!!

Coach Tim was an awesome coach. No time was wasted and I finished the lesson as a better athlete. I would definitely recommend him to you if you are eager to improve and master your skills and technique.

Coach Tim is the best!!! My daughter improved her hitting and passing skills greatly during their sessions and had a wonderful coaching experience as well. Coach Tim is very encouraging and helpful. My daughter is excited about her tryouts and we look forward to seeing Coach Tim on a regular basis this year.

Been working with Tim for almost 3 years now and I have come so far with his great coaching skills. He has taken my skill level beyond my wildest dreams. He just dissects exactly what is going on and provides skills so that the correction can be made. I love every minute of his workouts and league. I highly recommend Tim!!!

Working with Tim is always a good experience. My two's game improved in both passing and hitting after my three sessions with him. He's also flexible with plenty of time slots so you can always find a time that works for your lesson. As a busy working professional that's a huge plus. I'll definitely keep working with Tim to improve my game!

Coach Tim Strong has been coaching my daughter and myself for over a year now and we have been more than happy with the progress. His team group classes are a lot of fun and he spends equal amounts of time with everyone. This summer my daughter enrolled in the private lessons from Tim and they have been awesome. He is very patient and pays attention to detail. Most important, he is very motivational and inspires you to be the best at all times.

Thank you Tim for working with Rylee the summer! She had a great time and I think it is going to really help her through this upcoming year of club ball. Thank you again and see you next year. Fawn

Tim is an excellent coach! He's supportive, clear and sees the details needed to make you a better player. Really enjoying my private and group sessions with Coach Tim! I would highly recommend scheduling a session with him... whether you're a beginner or a pro... if you're looking at becoming a better volleyball player, he will definitely help =)

So much fun! ! My first lesson with coach Tim was definitely worth my time and money. Lesson started promptly. Tim was clear, patient and insightful about the proper mechanics and techniques of the game. Every second was geared towards explaining and clarifying aspects of the game. So if you're not afraid of growing a pair of sand legs and an awesome workout, then book your first volleyball session with coach Tim. You'll love it!

Training with Tim was an amazing experience! He was very motivating and competent! I will contniue my lessons with Tim, because I had so much fun!

Again, great coaching! Tim has this wonderful ability to pick up on small details and then implement simple changes for big results. I will definitely train with Coach Tim again.

Tim is the best. He is taking a soccer player and turning me into a volleyball player. Not an easy task :) I can't believe how much I've improved. He is such a great teacher.

A complete newbie here. I'm doing a volleyball group class with Coach Tim and just did a one on one class. If you are looking for a coach to break down the game into basic moves, Coach Tim is the guy for you. He has a variety of teaching methods and will keep pushing you till your limit. You have to be receptive and ready to learn. He is very patient and encouraging, which is a boon for a non-athletic beginner like me.

You MUST check out Tim Strong's clinics. I spent 3 hours yesterday with Tim & learned more in 3 hours than I have in the last year. Check out the pic where he has me hitting (yes all 5'4" of me hitting) ...on a guy's height net, in the SAND nonetheless. This guy ROCKS!!! Thanks TIM!!!
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