South Bay Volleyball Beach Volleyball Testimonials

South Bay Volleyball Testimonials

"Southern California's premier beach volleyball learning organization"

- Volleyball Magazine 2006

"South Bay Vball's level of passion to make their students better in vball and life is what puts them on a whole different level"

"Steven is the owner/head instructor of South Bay Volleyball.  I've taken several classes throughout LA County and San Diego County before I connected with South Bay Volleyball, so I've got experience with many different organizations. You can read up on all their achievements on their website, but here's one thing the website doesn't tell you: it's much more than vball lessons that you learn with their program. Even at 34, I'm learning practices that apply to every day life.  It shows that every single one of the coaches cares about each individual student and their training, and in my opinion, South Bay Vball's level of passion to make their students better in vball and life is what puts them on a whole different level than any other coach I've worked with. It's a community that you become a part of when joining SBV. "

- Justin P.

"When you're serious about playing, you train with Steven Ijams."

"I'm both a player and a coach, and what Steven Ijams has helped me to do is break down the game to its basic parts.  I've gained a much better  understanding of the 'little things' that carry you to victory in a game since I started taking classes with him."

- Jared Y.

"the ability to break down vast amounts of volleyball knowledge"

"Steven is one of those rare people in life who has a gift and has chosen to pursue it fully. He is an extraordinary coach, armed with the ability to breakdown vast amounts of volleyball knowledge into fun and meaning full lessons. But even more remarkable is the atmosphere he creates on the court.  He is a master motivator and demands your best, and at the same time, the genuine care and respect for his students is what sets him apart."

- Glenn D.

"a staple for learning beach volleyball in Southern California."

- Volleyball Magazine 2001

"I have gotten so much stronger"

I have often heard of your Jump Training class as "pretty hard core" and have witnessed envious results from friends who took your class. I really wanted to try it but was intimidated that I wouldn't be able to keep up. (I am 5'0" 98 lb and pushing 48). When you offered your Pre Jump Training class, I thought it would be a good way to try it without a long commitment. I am so glad I did because I have gotten so much stronger and my endurance has improved so much that my previous workouts at the gym, that seemed so tiring before, became so easy that I have increased my overall workout. I didn't think I could make it through the first few training sessions with you but your no nonsense attitude made me forget about excuses and just concentrate on my workout. Your positive encouragement gave me the motivation to continue when I wanted to give up. You knew my limits and I trusted your signals. I feel very proud that I actually completed your crazy but fun training. Thank you! I feel great!

- Jenny Y.

"I recommend this program to anyone who is serious about changing their body"

After participating in all segments of the 2006-7 jump training sessions, I saw dramatic improvement of my strength, endurance and agility on the volleyball court and the ski slopes.  As a coach, Steven is mindful of individual ability levels and pushes each person to overcome their perceived limits in order to get results.  He establishes a supportive environment, in which class participants compete with themselves against the sand, hills, and stairs.   I recommend this program to anyone who is serious about changing their body and wants a variety of challenging workouts that mix strength, core work and plyometrics in a fun atmosphere!

Keron M., former college athlete and MD

"Southern California's premier beach volleyball learning organization"

- Volleyball Magazine 2006

"every part of my game has improved, and I play with much more confidence"

I played my first few CBVA tournaments in the fall of 2008, and I got my world rocked every time, I was so out of my league. After training with Ijams all winter, I came out at the beginning of the 2009 season and got my 'A' the very FIRST tournament!

 

The training I received with Ijams was absolutely the difference maker, 100%. Under his coaching, every part of my game has improved, and I play with much more confidence and aggressiveness.

 

Ijams is much more than just a 'teacher'- I am proud to call him my 'coach'. He pushes his players to dream big and expect big things of themselves. This past year has ben a life-changing experience for me, and I have huge amounts of love and respect for Steven Ijams - as a coach, an athlete, and stellar human being. I'm looking forward to the year ahead, and continuing to improve my game, under his guidance. Next stop: 'AA', baby!!

- Natalie Young

"Your jump training class was excellent mental and physical preparation for the climb."

Steven,

 

I mentioned when I saw you a while back that I'd send you my summit pictures from my Mt. McKinley climb last year. The climb took 13 days, most of it at high altitude carrying a 60 lb pack and dragging a 50 lb sled. Your jump training class was excellent mental and physical preparation for the climb. I had the energy and confidence to climb safely in the challenging conditions. Thanks!

- Jeff R.

"their confidence soared and they loved their time with you."

"I just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you once more for the time you spent with my girls. They were so thrilled, their confidence soared and they loved their time with you. Thank you so much.

I have attached a few pictures of our camp with you for you to see.

We will be back in a couple of years and will definitely look you up again."

- Jocelyn D. Vincent Massey Collegiate - Varsity Girls Volleyball

"I am not sore & can outlast a lot of the guys /gals since my legs don't get so tired!"

"Hey Steve,

Hope you are having a good start to the NY! Can you believe it is Feb already?

See the jump training is getting off to a good start. Hey! Reason for sending you a note is to let you know how great the pre-training session is... For me personally it gives some great x-training ready for snowboarding season & means I get out to the mountains stronger out of the gate. I am not sore & can outlast a lot of the guys /gals since my legs don't get so tired! Woopeee! Good season so far... be sure to keep me on your roster for the 2011 pre-training! Thanks a bunch!

See ya on the sand!

- Claire.

"I won 1st place in the Men's "B" Tournament at Manhattan Beach and earned my "A" CBVA Rating."

Hey Steven,

 

Great News! - I won 1st place in the Men's "B" Tournament at Manhattan Beach and earned my "A" CBVA Rating.

 

Saturday there was a pretty good (tough) turn-out: 25 teams at Manhattan Beach including other people from class: Dan, Phil, Jack and Grey were also playing in the tournament.

 

Jump training totally made a difference increasing my endurance and vertical jump. My legs were not tired at all and were an asset throughout the final. My lower back was still a little tight but forced me to play a little bit smarter than usual.

 

See you Tuesday night!"

- John S.

"I haven't had this much fun training in a long time"

hey dude -

 

Just thought I'd let you know that your jump training class is great. I haven't had this much fun training in a long time since my college basketball days a ways back (and I probably didn't enjoy it as much back then being 18 and all). I'm going to let a couple of other friends of mine know about the class for next year.

 

Anyway, just wanted to give you some feedback. Class is awesome, dude. See you Sunday."

- James S.

"I learned how to reach new levels of determination and focus"

"As I have told you before, your coaching has helped me discover things about myself that I did not realize. Because of your volleyball classes and jump training, I learned how to reach new levels of determination and focus. Somehow this paved the way for me to become a runner. Thanks again for your inspiration.

- Jeff K.

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