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lainey gera

Defense and high level passing and libero training. All skills for beginner through advanced players.


Specializes in...

  • Overall basic fundamentals of the game

  • Libero specific training (ball control, defense, setting and serve receive)

  • Hitters (arm swing mechanics and overall footwork)

  • Serve Receive (footwork, reading the serve and platform positioning)

  • All Serving (jump float, jump top spin and standing float serves)

  • Comfortable with all skills except high level/collegiate Middle Blocker training

  • Plyometric training (foot speed, agility, vertical training and explosive footwork)

  • One on one video breakdown and analysis

Lainey is a Founder, Co-Director and Head Coach of Actyve Volleyball Club. As a player and more specifically a libero, Lainey played her college volleyball at UCLA where she finished her career as a three-time all conference selection and a division 1 national champion.


Coaching Experience

  • Actyve Volleyball (2014-Present)

  • Archer School for Girls (2015-Present)

  • Sports Shack Volleyball Club (2009-2013)

  • Coach of the Year at Sports Shack Volleyball (2012)

  • Sunshine Volleyball Club (2008-2009)


UCLA Career

  • 2011 Division 1 National Champion

  • 3 time All Pac-10/12 Honorable Mention from 2009-2011

  • Produced the second-best career dig record at UCLA with 2,009

kristian kuld
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Setters, Middles Advanced & Intermediate.

Specializing in...

  • Setters (Advanced & Intermediate) -Location/consistency/mobility/strategy/etc.

  • Middles (Advanced & Intermediate) - Transition/Route running/timing/blocking/

  • Defense, serve-receive (All Levels) - Digging/rolling/sprawling/passing mechanics & consistency

  • Leftside & Rightside Hitters (All Levels) - Transition footwork/speed/arm-swing/technique/strategy

  • Beach (All Levels) - Every skill to expert level

  • Plyometric training (foot speed, agility, vertical training and explosive footwork)

  • Vertimax Training

  • Video Analysis

  • General volleyball skills for beginner through advanced players

  • All skills for beginner through advanced players.

Kristian is a Founder & Co-Director at Actyve Volleyball. He is also an Assistant Coach for both Indoor and Beach Volleyball at Long Beach State University. Kristian played libero at UCLA.

Coaching Experience

  • Long Beach St. University (2014-Present)

  • Actyve Volleyball (2014-Present)

  • Sports Shack Volleyball Club (2011-2014)


UCLA Career

  • 4-yr Libero

  • 2011 & 2012 Outrigger Invitational Champions

  • Ranked #1 in the NCAA

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danny woodley

All skills for beginner through advanced players.


Danny grew up in San Diego where he played for Epic Volleyball Club. He had a record 4-year high school career at Poway and was recruited and went on to play at UCLA where he graduated in 2014.

Coaching Experience

  • Actyve Volleyball (2014-Present)

  • Sports Shack Volleyball Club (2013-2014)

  • Wildwood Middle School (2013-2014)


Playing Experience

  • Silver Medalist at 16-Open Junior Nationals (2008)

  • 2009 Silver Medalist at 17-Open Junior Nationals (2009)

  • 5th Place at 18-Open Junior Nationals (2010)

  • 3x First Team All-American (2008-2010)

  • Holds Poway High Career Records in Kills & Assists

  • Holds Poway High Single-Season Records in Kills, Assists, & Aces

  • Papa Johns Player of the Week in Basketball (2010)

  • Athlete of the Year at Poway High School (2010)

  • Senior All-San Diego Senior All-Star Game and Dunk Competition (2010)

  • 5x Athletic Director's Acedemic Honor Roll at UCLA

anthony mezzavilla
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Anthony Mezzavilla has been coaching volleyball since he was in high school. Anthony believes in developing the athlete as a whole player. He continues to coach because he enjoys educating young players about the game, and watching the moment when the training and learning click. The ‘Ah Ha’ moments.

Anthony attended UCLA (2006-2009) and volunteered as the Undergraduate Assistant Coach for the women’s volleyball team. Under the tutelage of coach Andy Banachowski, who coached the Bruins for 43 years, Anthony grew an immeasurable amount as a coach in just three seasons. He graduated cum laude with a major in history and minor in education.


Coaching Experience

  • Actyve Volleyball (2014-Present)

  • Sports Shack Volleyball (2007-2014)

  • Archer School for GIrls (2010-2013)

  • UCLA Undergrad Assistant (2006-2009)

  • Pinnacle Volleyball Club (2005-2006)

  • Northgate High School (2004-2006)

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Jon Daze

All skills for beginner through advanced players.


A standout student-athlete out of Mater Dei High School, Dazé attended Irvine Valley College for two years before transferring to UC San Diego where he ultimately graduated in 2006 with a degree in Human Development with a Master degree in Educational Psychology. Now entering his 14th club season with additional experiences coaching at the High School, Junior College, NAIA and NCAA Division-I and professional levels.

Coaching Experience

Professional Beach | AVP & FIVB

  • Assistant Coach-Team USA, Kerri Walsh-Jennings/April Ross (AVP/FIVB) (3.5 years)

  • Head Coach-Casey Jennings/Bill Kolinske (AVP) (2 years)

Collegiate Coaching

  • Pepperdine University, Women’s Volunteer Assistant (2011-2015)

  • Irvine Valley College, Men’s Assistant Coach (Spring 2012)

  • Concordia University, Irvine Associate Head Coach (2009 – 2011)

High School

  • Corona del Mar High School, Girls Assistant Varsity (Fall 2011)

  • CIF Division I-AA Finalist


  • Actyve Volleyball (2014-Present)

  • Laguna Beach (2001-2012)

  • Sports Shack (2012-2014)


Playing Experience

  • Boldkluben Marienlyst, Denmark – Outside Hitter (2008-2009)

  • UC San Diego – Outside Hitter (2004-2006)

  • Irvine Valley College – Outside Hitter (2001-2003)



  • John Speraw-UCLA Men's Volleyball Head Coach/USA Men's Nat'l Team Head Coach

  • Mike Sealy-UCLA Women's Volleyball Head Coach (2011 National Champions

Pepperdine University

  • Nina Matthies-Pepperdine Women's Sand Volleyball Head Coach (2012,2014 AVCA National Champions)


  • Marcio Sicoli-Head Coach Kerri Walsh-Jennings/April Ross; former head coach Kerri Walsh-Jennings/Misty May-Treanor (2012 Olympic Gold Medal)

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