• ~ Meeting the Challenge with Conviction ~






    Crusader Volleyball

    Summer Training Opportunities






    Summer Volleyball Camp @ NWC upper campus gym

    June 24-27

    Daily: M - TH (all sessions)

    9 - 11:30 & 1 - 4p. = full camp day

    Bring your lunch * we provide tables + chairs


    Any Questions please call

    Kim@ 253.208.7395



    2019 Summer Training @ ACADEMY

    Reserve your spot * Register today

    The Academy of Sports Performance is dedicated to training athletes the right way.

    The best ability an athlete can have is durability. At the Academy our training program is

    tailored to keeping the athletes on the court and healthy, as well as improving their overall

    strength and conditioning.

    The staff at The Academy will perform an FMS (functional movement screen) on

    each girl prior to the start day of the program. Each trainer at The Academy is FMS certified

    and will run the testing. This test will help us see any discrepancies in movement patterns

    with each athlete. It will also give us a guide on how to create the proper structure for

    workout portion of the program. The following segments will be covered on a consistent

    basis with the workouts and conditioning plan:


    - Dynamic Warm ups - Jump Training

    - Hip Activation - Weight Training (4 phases)

    - Neural Activation - Conditioning

    - Flexibility / Mobility - Core Strength


    July 8th July 22nd August 5th August 19th

    July 11th July 25th August 8th August 22nd

    July 15th July 29th August 12th August 26th

    July 16th July 30th August 13th August 27th

    July 18th August 1st August 15th August 29th


    The four phases of the strength portion will be the foundation phase (6 workouts),

    the strength phase (6 workouts), the power phase (6 workouts), and the skill phase (6


    The dates are listed above and it will be 8 weeks of workouts 3 times a week. The first day will

    be Monday July 8th and it will end Thursday August 30th and each workout is from 2:00- 3:00pm.

    The cost for each girl to participate will be $150 making that $6.25 per workout.

    There will be a link on our website: www.theacademyspokane.com and under the “TEAMS”

    tab, where you can sign up, pay, and sign the waiver.


    Thank you NWC athletes/parents for your consideration is using The Academy for

    your summer workouts and we look forward to working with you and your athletes.

    Chris Gradoville

    402-677-0335 (cell)

    509-242-3007 (office)




    .......Thank You .......


    :) Grateful for our guest speakers and the messages that they

    shared with us & the widsom they imparted! Your words and insights have truly impacted our process.


    Olympic silver & bronze medalist Christa Harmotto-Dietzen


    Firefighter Rob Mathews


    USA Volleyball/Minnesota vb Alumni Paige Tapp




    .............Congratulations ............


    Paige Dawson (class of 2019)

    has committed to playing volleyball at SPU

    We are so proud of you and all your efforts :)


    Emma Sweatman (class of 2019)

    has committed to playing volleyball at Wheaton

    We are so proud of you and all your efforts :)


    Jordan Rabe (class of 2019)

    has committed to playing basketball at Biola

    We are so proud of you and all your efforts :)

  • Team Read

    Summer of 2019

    In our quest to become better athletes and people, we ask that anyone interested in CRU volleyball ~ please read or listen to our "team read" for the upcoming season! It will be an integral part of what we do daily as a volleyball program!

  • Schedule

    Always Subject to Change


    This schedule is done to the best of our ability BUT sometimes changes occur that we are unable to keep pace with on the website.......please contact coaches directly if you have questions re: conflicts in information that might occur we are asking for grace!



    2019 NWC VB Schedule 


    8/26 high school volleyball starts!!! *be sure you have your GOLD card*


    9/9 @ Cheney

    9/10 @ Ferris

    9/12 v. Kettle Falls

    9/14 (V) Tournament @ Freeman

    9/19 v. Chewelah

    9/24 @ Liberty

    9/26 @ Wilbur

    9/27 - 9/28 (V) Tournament Linda-Sheridan (shadle/rogers/ferris/LC)

    10/1 @ Shadle

    10/3 v. Davenport

    10/8 @ St. George's

    10/10 @ Kettle Falls

    10/17 v. Wilbur

    10/22 @ Davenport

    10/24 @ St. George's

    10/ *DISTRICTS

    11/ *DISTRICTS

    11/14 - 11/15 * STATE VB @ Yakima Sundome


  • Our Mission




    Everything we do, we believe in bettering ourselves and those around us.


    We believe in thinking differently


    The way we approach volleyball is teaching the athletes in our care the principles that govern the motor programs specific to our sport (volleyball)


    Turns out we are able to build strong athletes and people, we are highly competitive & we are committed to a strong process.



    Wanna Play?




    Will be available for purchase Aug.2019 * check back*


    Kim Zorn


    Crusader Volleyball

    Kim is entering her fifth season as part of the Crusader volleyball staff and brings with her a wealth of knowledge along with an infectious passion for helping young women desire to become lifelong learners both on and off the court. Kim has over 20 years of experience coaching high school, club & collegiate volleyball and has helped countless athletes achieve their dreams of playing collegiately and professionally. She is a graduate of Whitworth University. Kim believes wholeheartedly in learning through motor programing and through the teaching of fundamentals. She looks forward to being part of building a highly functioning & competitive volleyball program at NWC.


    Lindsay Dietzen-Greer


    Crusader Volleyball

    Lindsay has coached volleyball at Northwest Christian for the past eight seasons. Coach Dietzen-Greer played volleyball collegiately at Biola University in Southern California. Lindsay has experience coaching club volleyball for numerous clubs in Spokane as well as coaching for NBC Camps where she has spent many summers as a master teacher and site director. Coach Greer is currently employed at

    "The Academy of Sports Performance"

    Lindsay is passionate about being part of building a highly functioning & competitive volleyball program at NWC.


  • Crusader Volleyball Roster

    Earned not Given





    Visiting our website will allow Crusader athletes, parents & coaches the ability to stay connected with our on-goings throughout our season!

    Communication both early and often are extremely critical to an athlete's success in our program ~ many hours are spent planning practices and activities and athletes not allowing lead time or notification of conflicts can become very problematic.




    This is the best form of communication with our coaching staff, throughout the summer months.


    call or text

    This will become the better form of communication when we are In Season (Aug. 26th - Nov. 10th)


    The following links are resources that we find extremely valuable in our continuous journey to become the best volleyball community we can be and they also provide important information for our volleyball athletes and families!



    Gold Medal Squared




    American Volleyball Coaches Association


    Train Ugly


    Motor Programming / Mindset Training




    Washington Interscholastic Activities Association


    Max Preps


    Standings and More


    NCAA Clearinghouse


    Information for Student Athletes / Requirements to Play Collegiate Athletics


    Sudden Impact VBC


    Information on Camps and Private Training / Elite VBC in the Puget Sound Region


    St. Mary's Volleyball


    Information on camps and training opportunities.


    Pepperdine Volleyball


    Information about camps and training opportunities.  


    Notre Dame Volleyball


    Information about camps and training opportunities