Interim Club Director
Cherie Sanders // 806.674.5460
Assistant Club Director
Jan Barker // 806.584.7923
About Us //
The Amarillo Juniors Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of KYLE GAMBLE as Club Director.
As a club, it was important for us to get the right person to lead our programs. Someone with vision, leadership, a passion for volleyball and a passion for teaching kids to take over the permanant position of the Club Director. We KNOW we have accomplished this in bringing in the best for the future of AMARILLO JUNIORS Volleyball!!
Kyle comes to us with a lot of experience in the volleyball community. Kyle is a graduate of McNeese State University with a degree in General Studies with an emphasis on Sports Management. Kyle recentlry served as the Assistant Volleyball Coach at the University of Tulsa for the past 3 years. Prior to that, he was a student assistant at Midland University, Iowa Western Community College and McNeese State University. He also has many years of experience coaching club volleyball and running camps including: Texas Tech, Creighton, LSU, University of Michigan and others. Kyle's coaching achievements include: 2-time Conference USA Champions, 2 NCAA tournament appearances, and Runner-up AAU Nationals - 18's division.
Kyle is married to Reagan and they have a one-year old son. Kyle will move his family to Amarillo this month to join the Amarillo Jr's team. We are very excited about having him on our team and look forward to his leadership ideas, vision and the future direction of our club. PLEASE show the Gamble's some West Texas hospitality and help us make him and his family feel welcome as they make Amarillo their new home.
Cherie Sanders and Jan Barker will remain as Assistant Club Directors through September and will assist in making this a smooth transition for Kyle. We thank them for their work and support of our club and the kids. They have been fantastic and we really appreciate all of their hard work!!!
THANK YOU CHERIE and JAN!!!
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Amarillo Juniors Volleyball
Coaching with integrity. Training for success.
Amarillo Juniors is committed to providing quality, affordable and competitive club volleyball for you and your athlete to be proud of, while maintaining financial responsibility.
We are committed to the training of athletes from the beginner to the elite athlete. As athletes grow in ability, we want to afford them every opportunity to compete at the national level.
An essential part of our success is the training of quality coaches. We expect our coaches to be teachers of the game while maintaining strong discipline in a positive environment. We want our athletes to improve, learn to compete, and develop a love of the game of volleyball.
What makes Amarillo Juniors Different? //
Amarillo Juniors is the only volleyball club in the Amarillo area with an established coaching structure that is adhered to by the coaches in our club. This structure is developed by our head coaching staff. Monthly coaches' meetings are held to further educate and unify our coaching staff, and opportunities for coaching growth are always offered. Collectively, Amarillo Juniors has the most knowledgable coaching staff in our area.
Our success rate and why it's important //
Amarillo Juniors boasts a 100% success rate - to date - in placing our older athletes in collegiate programs. If an athlete chooses to play collegiately we are focused on guiding their decision making process and directing them in the steps necessary to pursuing a collegiate career. We have alumni playing at the D1 to JUCO levels. We take your child's future seriously.
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