NBVA Private Coaching Policy

NBVA private coaching sessions aim to provide tailored coaching sessions for individuals seeking training supplementary to NBVA squads or in place of NBVA squads should they be unable to fulfil the training requirements. 

The NBVA provides this service, from coach to player, on a “fair play” basis. This service is based on a demand that is additional to our supply of NBVA squad coaching and should not form an alternative to squad coaching. 

Private coaching sessions should at no time form a platform for a personal coaching business at the risk of threatening the status of the club.

Rules & Regulations:

NBVA Private sessions can only be conducted;

  • during off peak times
    • mon-fri: 830-1130, 230-430, 7:30pm +
    • sat-sun: after 530pm
  • with NBVA members 
  • With players of intermediate to advanced skill level, who meet the criteria of NBVA club trainings.
  • If all courts are being used during the off-peak times, a portable will need to be used for the private session
  • If the coach has booked the session time here: https://nbva.org.au/training-times/
  • For one-on-one, or small groups (max. 6)
Participant fee:

All coaches determine their own rates for the session, and will be advertised on the club website in addition to a small bio from each coach. 

*Club coach fee (paid to club):
$20p/hr – equipment & admin fee

*External coach fee (paid to club):
$30p/hr – equipment & admin fee

Who is a club coach?
Currently coaching in club training sessions, senior or junior. 

Who is an external coach?
All coaches that are not currently coaching in official club training. e.g. visiting coaches (suburban, nationally, internationally)

*All coaches, and participants, of private coaching need to be current NBVA members.

Cancellation policies are determined by each coach. Please enquire with them.

our Coaching team

Kerri Pottharst

3 x Olympian
Bronze Medal Atlanta 1996
Gold Medal Sydney 2000
World Tour coaching experience includes: USA No. 3 women’s team (full season), Belgium No.1 women’s team (full season), various World, Australian, National tour and Junior players at camps in Australia and overseas. Kerri’s coaching philosophy is – “Repetition is the mother of skill” and “Strategy trumps physicality”. Kerri’s coaching style works on the basic foundation of passing and setting until it’s consistent. Then we build on that. Winning is a mindset.

Rate: Enquire

Hannah Rohkamper

Hannah has coached as Assistant Coach to Junior Australian teams at World Junior Championships, Australian World Junior Selection Camps, Head Coach on the Swedish Beach Volleyball Tour (Gold & Silver women’s teams), Head Coach at Beach Travels and Volleytour Camps in Sweden, Tunisia and Portugal, Berlin Beach Volleyball Centre and currently coaches for NBVA and the Beachvolleyball.com.au School.

Hannah also has extensive playing experience, playing on the FIVB World Tour World Beach Games Qatar – 4 Aside, Australian Tour Champion, World Junior Championships, Swedish Tour Champion and has played on the Norweigian, Slovenian, Belgan, Finnish Tour with numerous medal placings.

Rate: Enquire

Mateusz Zieba

Mateusz from Poland and has been playing beach volleyball for over 15 years and coaching for over 4 years. Mateusz has also competed on the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour and has placed in the top rankings.  Interested in details of beach volleyball as well as game strategy and mental aspects of the game and training. Believing that hard and smart work can lead everybody to success.

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Massimiliano Gubbiotti

Massimiliano Gubbiotti is an Italian coach with 18 years of experience in indoor volleyball/beach volleyball coaching. Max loves studying new techniques to coach and learning new things from players.

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Nate Barke

Coach Nate is a competitive and passionate beach volleyball athlete and hails from Calgary, Alberta.
Nate is one of our talented coaches and is always down for hanging out on the beach.

Rate: Enquire