What is the mission of the Warrenton Youth Soccer Club? The founders of WYSC created the league as a place where children of all ages and abilities could learn about sports while having fun. The emphasis is on learning, teamwork and sportsmanship.
MELISSA BALGAVY is currently teaching 6th grade math at Auburn Middle School. She came to Fauquier County after teaching 9 years at Covington High School and 4 years at Lancaster Middle School. During her multiple years of teaching, she has coached girls’ basketball, softball, and intramural volleyball. Melissa took time off from coaching to help raise her two daughters, Haley and Alexa. Now that both girls are older, she has the desire to get back into coaching and working with athletes. Her daughters are both active in WYSC sports playing volleyball and soccer. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and reading.
JUDI EVANSis from Minneapolis, Minnesota where she attended Patrick Henry High School and lettered in volleyball, gymnastics and cross country skiing. She attended University Wisconsin Superior and received her degree in Political Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice and Pre-Law. Her first two years in college she received her USGF certification and assistant coached for the girl’s gymnastics team. She was a hockey cheerleader for 4 years and a football cheerleader for 2 years at the University. She has four wonderful children of whom she has coached all of them in many different sports. She has been coaching her son in baseball off and on for the past 10 years. She has been coaching gymnastics for the past 5 years and volleyball for the past 2 years. She has recently accepted the position as Volleyball Director for WYSC and Middle School Volleyball Coordinator.
Judi's philosophy is... “It’s your attitude that makes you win, not you individual skills”
CEDAR LEE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Katelyn GravesI am a junior at Liberty High School. I played volleyball for 3 years. I helped coached basketball for 3 years and volleyball for 2. I enjoy teaching kids how to properly play a sport and also have fun.
MARSHALL MIDDLE SCHOOL
KIM CROWEhas been the coach at Marshall Middle school for the past five years. Kim has also coached travel volleyball for the last seven years for VPVA .
Kim's philosophyis... "Promoting the fundamentals of the sport while expanding technically to ensure long term growth and athletic success..."
I am a high school senior that is also attending Lord Fairafax community college to receive my associates. I am attending Mary Washington University in fall. I have played 2 years of high school ball, played varsity or three years at Marshall middle. I also played travel volleyball for 6 years. I have always had a passion and love for volleyball.
TAYLOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
JACKIE KRONE - will be coaching Varsity at Taylor Middle School. She has lived in Warrenton for 17 years, graduated from FHS. She has been a substitute teacher for Fauquier County for the last 5 years. She has been coaching for WYSC Volleyball for the last 3 years, also has helped assist JV at Marshall Middle School. She loves the game of volleyball, watching her players learn and grow is her main reason to continue coaching. She also plays on an adult league to improve her coaching and to understand all aspects of the game. On her free time she enjoys cooking, gardening, playing outside and spending times with her two daughters.
Jackie's philosophy - " work hard everyday, bring your heart and soul to every practice and game and never give up. Even a tiny improvement is a step forward but don't get discouraged when things don't go your way. Having a positive attitude will get you far in life."
KELLI KNIGHT has been playing volleyball since 1991 when she was a 6th grader. She is a graduate of Osbourn Park High School where she held a starting position all four years and lettered in volleyball and track. During high school she also played for the Junior Olympic Volleyball Association travel program from 1994 – 1998. She attended Bridgewater College where she studied psychology and continued her volleyball career. As an adult, she has been an active participant on an adult co-ed volleyball team since 2008.
She has coached for the Clash Volleyball Club, was Head Coach Virginia Soccer Association (VSA) in Prince William County.
Currently she is Head Coach for beginner and intermediate teams for the One Life Fitness volleyball program.
WARRENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
DOUG SALZMAN is a coach that has passion for volleyball. He likes being around the sport and played recreational volleyball in college. As a coach he has enjoyed coaching developmental, rec, middle school, high school and adult teams. He has been active Dad in his two daughters travel volleyball club. Doug is Impact, Beach Impact, Safesport, and Cap 1 Certified through USAV. Additional coaches training includes Gold Medal Squared, Art of Coaching and USAV Juniors clinics. Doug lives in Warrenton with his wife Michelle, has two girls in Fauquier County Schools and works in finance.
Doug's philosophy No matter how far or how long you go in volleyball I believe you can excel from where you are today. I believe a player can walk out of the gym better then when they came in. Volleyball can be a life long sport for the girls of our community. What we do today to teach them and train them will impact them for the rest of their days. Let us coaches know where you are today in your skills, and see where you want to be tomorrow. Let a coach help you make it happen. Coaches can light the spark in a player and can be that coach that inspires the player to be all they can be.