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Whitney Markson (Sorensen)

Coaching/Training Experience: 

2019 Burnsville High School Junior Varsity
2018-2019 Thunder 16-1s
2017-2018 Thunder 15-1s
2016-2017 Thunder 13-1s 
2015-2016 Thunder 13-1s 

In addition to my volleyball coaching & playing experience, I have spent many hours working with youth. I worked as a counselor and summer program director at a summer bible camp for four summers. In addition, I have volunteered in the youth group at my church for two years with middle school and high school kids. I have always loved working with youth and getting to help them learn brings me lots of joy!

2004-2006 BAC In-House Volleyball Team

2006-2012 Thunder Volleyball Club Teams

      *Captain of the team for 5 years



High School:
2009-2011 Played Jr Varsity and Varsity at Burnsville High School

Coaching Philosophy:
My coaching philosophy is focused on being a team and always giving it your all. Throughout my years of playing, especially as a captain, the one thing I experienced is how influential the team dynamics are on the way you play and how well you compete. It is so important to be able to come together as a team, winning or losing, inside or outside of volleyball, to support each other and figure out how to work together. This togetherness comes from practicing together, pushing each other, encouraging each other, and having fun together. Because volleyball is a team sport, it is also extremely important to always be working your hardest because you have teammates that are counting on you. Therefore, I believe it is essential to the team that no matter if you’re having a good day or bad day that you are still giving it all. It is important to understand and believe that others are counting on you so that you come to practice, scrimmages, or tournaments all with the same tenacity and desire to do well for your team. I believe these concepts are also extremely important for being successful in life. It is why I am so passionate about coaching these girls in how to do these things well on the court and off the court.