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I live in Germantown, WI, and trained at Adversity for the past three years. For the past seven years, I played competitive volleyball.  Adversity’s training instilled me with increased confidence and skill, which is one reason I am honored to have the opportunity to do the same for other young athletes.  I am currently a sophomore at Concordia University Wisconsin studying Exercise Physiology with a concentration in Athletic Coaching.  I am very excited for this opportunity to coach the Minions team, especially for a club that strives to develop an athlete’s character as well as their athletic ability. 

2018FlanneryThis is Catie's first summer coaching for Adversity and she is so happy to be here (spoiler: the feeling's mutual)! Catie has previous experience coaching middle school, freshman and JV teams at her old high school during the off season.


Catie is from Green Bay and recently graduated from De Pere High school, where she played two years of varsity volleyball. She's also played club volleyball since 5th grade. In the fall, Catie will attend Alverno College to play volleyball while majoring in kinesiology and pre-physical therapy.


A philosophy that Catie shares with all of the teams and athletes she coaches? “Nothing is perfect”. While in high school (and still today) she was the type of player that felt her skills could always improve. No matter how good the pass was, the set, or the attack, it can always improve. She encourages players to not necessarily strive for perfection, but instead make moves and plays that are improvements from the last. We love her positive perspective!

Fun Fact: This summer Catie had a chance to play overseas in London, Paris, and Barcelona with a small national team from the US, where she was awarded MVP and put on the All-Star team!

I live in West Bend with my husband and 2 boys, ages 10 and 7.  In my coaching experience I have  worked with age groups from 3rd grade through High School over the past 6 years. This is my second year with the minions group and my first coaching freshman girls volleyball at West Bend East.  I love working with this age group, they are fun, energetic and ready to learn.  This is the age level where it all starts.  I believe muscle memory is a great coaching technique for all age levels and you get that here at Adversity. 



2018 Emmrich


I was born and raised in West Bend, WI. I started playing volleyball as early as Elementary School and still currently playing as an adult. I coached the 4th, 5th & 6th grade girls volleyball team at St Lucas Lutheran a few years ago  I'm excited to have this opportunity again to support and teach the kids about the basic fundamentals of the sport and hope they can experience how much fun it can be when everyone works together.


Hi I'm Kayla Nettesheim, I grew up in West Bend, WI.  I've been playing volleyball since 2005 and coaching since since 2012.  I coach youth sports for ages 3-12 years old at the Kettle Moraine YMCA.  I’ve been the head coach for Silverbrook intermediate school 5th and 6th grade intramural volleyball program, for the past 4 years.  I’ve also coached 7th grade A volleyball at Badger Middle School for the past 3 years.  This will be my 2nd year as a head coach for Club but my first year at Adversity!  I love coaching youth, whether it’s teaching them new skills or coaching them to perfect their techniques! I can't wait for this season and look forward to coaching your daughter!



Katie grew up in Belvidere Illinois and has been playing volleyball most of her life. Katie played five years of club between Rockford and Fusion Volleyball Clubs from which she was recruited to set for UW- Platteville. After playing for UW-Platteville for four years she is excited to turn her passion for the sport towards coaching. Outside of volleyball Katie is a business analyst for IQVIA.
Katie chose Adversity because she wants to share her passion for the game with players who are eager to learn. Adversity’s program and facility are perfect for accomplishing this. She is excited to have the opportunity to help players develop skills both on and off the court.



I've actually coached for 8 years now at Milwaukee School of Languages.
I also played 3 years of Varsity volleyball, one year of college volleyball, and 3 years of college club as a setter/DS/Libero. Now I play in competitive B-A leagues in Wisconsin.
I chose adversity because I wanted to share my love of the game and experience with aspiring players who want to compete at a higher level. I also wanted to expand my horizons as a coach and get more experience coaching players outside of the inner city.
As a coach, I want to share my passion and love for volleyball to younger players who want to elevate their game, have fun, and compete at a higher level through training, strengthening, and teamwork.


Erin Syversen is in her first season as an assistant coach for the Wisconsin Lutheran College women's volleyball team.


Syversen wrapped up her four-year (2014-2017) playing career at Millikin University with an array of accolades, including being named All-American, First Team All-CCIW, and team MVP three times each. She finished her career ranked second in program history with 2,126 kills, while also recording 1,677 digs, 263 service aces, and a .222 hitting percentage. In 2017, she led NCAA Division III in total attacks (1,674) and was third in total kills (574).


The Big Blue claimed three straight College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) regular season championships, advanced to the NCAA Tournament in three times, and compiled a 110-43 overall record during Syversen's collegiate career. She graduated from Millikin in 2018 with a bachelor of science degree in sport management.


Syversen attended Waukesha West High School where she was a two-time First Team All-Classic 8 performer. She registered over 1,500 digs and 1,000 kills during her high school career.


Syversen, who is pursuing a Master of Arts in leadership and innovation from WLC, resides in Waukesha.

2017MikaylaThis is Mikala’s second year with Adversity as our 15-1’s coach. Mikala grew up in Marshfield Wisconsin playing for Wisconsin VBC and Ice as well as four years as a varsity starter. She went on to play for UW- Oshkosh for a year until and injury took her out of the game. Still having a passion for the sport and love for teaching she turned her talents towards coaching. She is starting her fourth year and 9th season (she coaches about 3 seasons a year between high school, Adversity and an inner city club) of volleyball taking on a new position as Port Washington High School’s Varsity coach.
Mikala focuses heavily on strength and speed development, injury prevention, and technical skills; building her athletes confidence up preparing them to take on hard teams, and even harder, their own doubts. Outside of volleyball, Mikala graduated last fall from UW-Milwaukee with a dual degree in Community Engagement and Education and Political Science and a certificate in Peace and Conflict Resolution. She assistant teaches and runs her own college programming for social justice advocates and community organizers while she is taking a gap year before starting her Masters in Sustainable Peace Building.



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Although this is my first season as club Director, I am both a parent of a volleyball player, and a coach, here at Adversity and understand the philosophy of the club.  I embrace the challenge to continue the tradition that started 10 years ago and look forward to leading the club.

I am committed to help the young athletes learn new skills and improve on the skills they already have, to help them accomplish goals and understand the work that needs to be put in to reach them.  I also want show them they can do more than they ever thought possible.  I truly believe that a great positive attitude is just as important as physical ability to be great at any sport. 

At Adversity we are committed to providing quality coaching, and great skills-based training to ensure that our teams are able to compete at a high level and have fun doing it.

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Cordon2018John grew up in Evanston Illinois where he developed a love for the game playing club volleyball during his youth.  John double majored at Marquette University and has completed his Communications Degree and finishing his Education Degree through student teaching this fall.  He has been actively coaching throughout college, previously coaching summer volleyball programs and 16's for Energy.  John is excited to start a new season with us and our 15-2's team.  John is an enthusiastic coach and is very good at breaking down drills so that athletes have a better understanding of the concepts, increaseing performance and confidence. Outside of volleyball John is currently student teaching in a fourth-grade classroom in Milwaukee.


John chose to coach at Adversity becuase of the top of the line facility to help develop players, and the commitment/availablility to work one on one with players to ensure players reach their full potential.


John's philosophy is to develop an enviornment that encourages athletes to learn and develop on and off the playing field, as well as a positive learning enviornment in good and bad times.

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 I am a new coach for Adversity-Wisconsin VBC, but I come equipped with experience that I have acquired throughout the years. I developed a passion for the club volleyball scene when I played for Wisconsin Power and Wisconsin Select for 7 years. I am thankful for the connections I was able to make and the ​places I was able to see throughout those years, and I want to be able to share those same experiences with the athletes I coach. 

I graduated from Randolph High School where I was a four year starter and letter winner in both volleyball and basketball. I continued my education at the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota where I obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and played volleyball for two years before going into "retirement." I look forward to having the opportunity to work with athletes whether their goals are to reach their fullest potential for their school teams or to play collegiality, because I feel as though I can provide genuine guidance based on experience. 

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