I am very excited to coach U15 BRVBA Team this year and looking forward to the season.
I am originally from Russia and I played many sports when I was growing up. I first played volleyball when in 7th grade. I continued to play in high school. I played for my college team as an Outside Hitter. I met my wife, Lisa, in Everett at a recreational co-ed league and we played competitive co-ed at Edmonds Community College in adult leagues for many years until we had kids and started to coach. We have two daughters who both play Kamiak Varsity volleyball.
I am self employed General Contractor and have owned Tukan Services since 1997.
My wife Lisa and I started Blue Royals three years ago, because we both have passion for volleyball. It is our dream to have a highly competitive volleyball club with a single teams at every age level from U12 to U18, and to have a lot of fun doing it.
Having players who could play in every position on the court is very important for team success. Fundamentals are the key to building a competitive team. All players, in each position, have to know their basics for ball control, movement and technique.
As Coach, I teach my players how to play as a team. I believe team sports teach so much more than just the game. Game teaches them how to deal with loss and how to celebrate when they win as a team, it is something that players have to do in their life every day.
I believe that you could teach players how to play, but to get to the highest level of play they have to push themselves at practices and on their own outside of practices. I try to motivate and push each athlete to attain their highest level of play and tell them they have unlimited potentials with effort and hard work.
2017/18 Head Coach BRVBA U16's
2016/17 Head Coach BRVBA U14's
2015/ 16 Blue Royals Head Coach U15's (in MVA Club)
2014/15 Blue Royals Head Coach U14's (in MVA Club)
2013/14 Blue Royals Head Coach U13's (in MVA Club)
2009-2012 Blue Royals Teams 4th, 5th, 6th Grades at Mukilteo Boys and Girls Clubs (Fall & Spring)