Private Lessons


Interested in some individually-focused work with a volleyball coach? Looking to get back into shape and polish your skills? We are now offering private lessons for one-on-one instruction OR groups of 2, 3 or 4. You can choose the coach you would like to work with and we will get it scheduled for you!  The following coaches can work with you on any skill(s) you would like to work on.  Each lesson is a one-hour session.

Aaron Herbert (Coaching Director)

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Aaron is a Longmont native with a rich history of volleyball. He has been coaching at the club, recreational and high school levels since 2010.  In 2013 Aaron accepted a coaching position at Silver Creek High School where he coached for 2 years with both Tatum McKenzie & Kori Watts. Prior to that, he coached his daughter's club and recreational volleyball teams for many years.

Aaron is currently the Assistant Head Coach for both the girls varsity team and boys volleyball team at Longmont High School. Aaron still actively plays the game, competing in many men's and co-ed leagues locally, playing every chance he gets.

Bruce Emo (Technical Assistant)

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Bruce is a retired electrical engineer who started playing volleyball in 1987. He was the rep/manager for USAV Men's and Coed teams for 12 years. He has also played in USAV Nationals 10 times in his career winning once in the 50's division in 2008. He has also played in the World Senior Games 8 times took 2nd place four of those times.

He has been coaching club, recreational and high school levels since 2012. He is currently the Longmont High School JV Coach and is looking forward to a successful season. Bruce continues to learn all aspects of the game by attending seminars and online courses as well as clinics.

Bruce is currently living in Longmont with his wife and is the CSVA vice president. He is excited to be a part of BoCo.

Bailey Vitek

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Bailey is a chemsit that grew up in Rosemount, MN playing indoor/sand volleyball and hockey. She coached volleyball for Rosemount Irish Elite for 3 years with her mom and was an assistant coach for Rosemount High School's first boys volleyball team. Bailey moved to Westminster, CO with her lab, Rain. She enjoys working out, hiking, biking and playing sports.

Jason Fitzgerald

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A native of California, Jason Fitzgerald is the current head varsity volleyball coach for Douglas County High School. His former coaching locations include head coach of Battle Mountain High School and former assistant coach with Notre Dame Prep and Santa Barbara High Schools.

After working with Hall of Famer Betty Wrouble at Notre Dame Prep, Jason completed his 9th season at the helm of the Husky program and his 30th season overall as a coach in 2019. Over his time in Michigan he helped Notre Dame Prep strengthen their hold as one of the premier high school volleyball programs in the nation. Following this formula, he helped rebuild Battle Mountain to a 7-time regional qualifier and produced multiple all state athletes. 2020 the system will be tested again rebuilding the D.C. program.

Fitzgerald has also served as a tour director for a semiprofessional volleyball tour 1995-2001, supervised at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics inaugural beach volleyball event, and worked with the A.V.P.

In November 2019 he relocated to the Denver area with his girlfriend of 3 years. When not coaching, Jason enjoys the mountains and planning for the next adventure with his dogs Jupiter and Callisto.

“If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.” Jim Valvano

Ashley Eldridge

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Ashley grew up in Kansas City, MO playing soccer and volleyball from a young age.  She pursued opportunities in playing at elite club levels, throughout high school, and into college here in Colorado. She has continued her passion in those sports through training and coaching in youth sports at the recreation and club levels. Ashley is still active in playing; competing in many co-ed and women’s leagues and tournaments. She loves living a full and fun Colorado lifestyle and enjoys the great outdoors!
Ashley believes in helping to instill key skills and goals, both throughout life and on the court, for improvements at every age and level. Through respect, communication, and positivity, an athlete’s (and team’s)  possibilities are endless.

Aleksandr Gafarov

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My name is Aleksandr. I started my volleyball career in a small Russian town when I was 7 years old. After 10 years of practicing in the club and playing on several different teams, I moved to San Jose, CA, US. There, at age of 17, I was playing in the volleyball club 'APEX' in Los Gatos, CA. Once I was admitted into Moscow Power Engineering University, I played on the university team. However, I had to stop playing at the pro level due to an injury. Overall, I have 20+ years of experience as a player and several years as a coach. My most recent coaching position was at Montbello High School in Denver, Colorado. In my free time I enjoy playing sports and spending time with my family.