Brooks was very excited to add volleyball to its list of athletic offerings for the first time in the school's history in 2018. The major focus during these building years will be on skill-building, principles of the game, and developing a positive team culture. Our aim is to develop a robust 1st and 2nd team program over the next few years, so special care will be given to develop young players and foster both a love for the game as well as strong team dynamics.
We believe that improvement is addictive so goal-setting, measuring progress, and giving personal feedback will be emphasized so that improvement may be recognized and celebrated. Through fundamental motor-skill development and adherence to consistent and simple principles, players will learn to approach the game with confidence.
Chelsea Clater grew up in northwestern Michigan before graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in Spanish and Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Clater went on to earn a master's degree in Spanish Language and Literature at Western Michigan University, where she served as a teaching assistant to undergraduates. Clater teaches Spanish, coaches volleyball, assists with the community service program and is a dorm parent in Gardner House, where she lives with her rabbit Huckleberry.