Totino Grace Volleyball Philosophy
It is our mission to create an experience that brings joy to others. We know we have added value to others when we have become theirs, and they have become ours. In addition to developing outstanding athletes Totino Grace Volleyball focuses on 4 Pillars to drive excellence.
As coaches, we are committed to helping our athletes in our program at every level build relationships within and across teams.
We are committed to helping our athletes learn about how to handle conflict, different personalities and build communication skills to impact all of their relationships.
Team Over Self
We are counterculture. We are focused on the concept of team before self through giving your personal gifts away to contribute to the greater good of the group. Where our culture wants to emphasize more on “ME” we are more “WE”.
Every athlete on every team has something to contribute to make the team better on and off the court.
Development as Players and People
We are committed to developing the volleyball knowledge and skills of the players in our program. We expect that each athlete be an excellent learner and bring that to practice and matches each day!
Strength and Conditioning
Fantastic partnership with ETS, a critical part of the volleyball training for injury prevention, strength and agility training.
Our goal is to develop girls who will be outstanding women later in life. Volleyball is an excellent way to develop female athletes into great people!
All athletes will be communicated with initially and throughout the season about their strengths, challenges and role on the team.
9A/9B: The purpose of the 9A/9B teams is to develop knowledge and skills of systems and techniques of volleyball.
10A: The purpose of the 10A team is to further develop knowledge and skills of systems and techniques of volleyball from the previous year.
JV: The purpose of the JV team is to prepare athletes to compete at the Varsity level. A high level of technique and tactics will be developed on this team.
Varsity: The Varsity team is open to athletes in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade who are similar to each other and our Northwest Suburban Conference opponents in skills and knowledge of volleyball. Athletes on this team will be expected to also learn and implement techniques, tactics, scouting and strategy of volleyball at a high level.
Coach Belisle is excited to start the new season as TG's head volleyball coach. She has been coaching for 14+ years, starting in Duluth, MN as a 6th grade coach as she attended the College of Saint Scholastica full time. She was a JV coach at DeLaSalle high school for a year and was a JV coach for Coon Rapids and Kennedy High Schools previously. Currently, she is a coach in the off season at M1, but has also coached for MN Premier.
A message from Coach Belisle, "I believe a coach can change a student athlete’s entire season and possibly their playing career. As a student-athlete you get the unique opportunity to learn a different level of skill sets such as communication, team work, hard work, and dedication. Coming in as a new coach I am excited to work on and off the court to build a team atmosphere, safe environment (COVID-19), and most importantly, knowledge, on and off the court, to bring our girls to the next level. In my spare time, I work in the health and wellness field with Isagenix as well as an ARMHS (adult rehabilitation mental health services) Specialist with Allina Health. I am grateful to be your new head volleyball coach here at Totino-Grace, GO EAGLES!"
Varsity Assistant Coach
Coach Amy competed at the collegiate level on the University of Iowa’s Club team, and has been engaged in supporting athletes at the collegiate level since 2016. She’s committed to holistic support and development of high school athletes, and is excited to join the coaching staff at Totino-Grace! Coach Amy works at the University of Minnesota and enjoys spending time on the water, trying local food spots, and family time.
10th Grade Coach
Coach Grace is our 10th grade coach. She played volleyball at the varsity level, intramural at the University of Minnesota, and now recreationally. Her coaching background includes two years at Edgewood middle school, two years at the B-Squad level for Centennial high school, and three years at CVC. In her free time, she fosters dogs and loves watching MN sports teams.
Check back soon for a virtual message from next year's athletes!