“I wanted to firstly THANK YOU for being such a positive influence on Chloe this past summer. She checked out a few programs but was smitten with yours… big props to you and the coaches. The light has seemed to switch on for her, and now its just up to us to keep finding time to train and find partners for tournies. We’ll surely see you on the beach more.We believe strongly in character and I’m glad Chloe is able to compete and still maintain a high level of sportsmanship and kindness.”
“Thank you for everything Patty. You truly are the best and you always make such a big impact on my game and I ‘m so grateful. Go MBsand!”
“Thank you so much for letting me have the opportunity to play and represent MBsand. You have helped so much over the recent years in volleyball. Without you, I’m sure I would not be skilled enough to compete well. Thank you so sooo much and I hope you have a great day”
“Our hope/goal is that Makena learns to love the game. After spring beach, she can’t wait to play again! Thank you for all you do to make it so fun and enjoyable. We’ve seen amazing improvement in a very short span and most importantly a budding romance with the sport and being part of a supportive family.”
“Many thanks again for taking great care of my kids and for making them already love the sport! Delia who is approximately 1 foot tall has claimed volleyball as her favorite sport! You have a very special and soft way with them!”
“We asked our daughter about the improvements she’s been making lately and she attributes them to starting to come to you! She said she feels she learned as much in the past two months as she did in the first two years of playing! We are very grateful for you.”
“Amanda is so happy at MBsand and so motivated. She was exhausted after the tournament today but said, “Dad, I don’t want to go home. Can we go and practice some drills?”. Thank you for being her coach!”
“That was such a great meeting the other evening. Thank you for all you do in our community! This pace club volleyball is perfect for our family. I am so pleased we have you as a resource.”
“As Cela was signing her Letter of Intent, we were so filled with pride but also so much gratitude! We are forever grateful to you for guidance, support and your willingness to work with us all the way from Sacramento. I know it was extra organizing for you, we think back to all of the airport rides and just go wow!! You go above and beyond for your athletes. It is truly a privilege to know you” –Cheryl Chamness. Cela committed to Boise State. 2019
“Patty really cares about her players and helps each to reach their fullest potential. She is patient and methodical in her teaching of the fundamentals. She pushes and challenges her players to improve in a very positive and motivating way.”
“Thank you so much for reminding me why I love this sport so much!!! You are the heart and soul of what makes this sport so special….it is not about what club you belong to, who makes the money or who stands to benefit, but about the kids and growing the sport!!!
Thank you for your guidance and willingness to reach out on Ivey’s behalf!!
“I love everything about Patty! She’s so nice & knowledgeable. She has helped me through the recruiting process by providing me with great information and guidance, as well as mediating conversations with college beach coaches and players. She helped make my recruiting process fun, exciting and stress-free. I am very excited to have committed to Patty’s alma mater UCLA and hope to make her proud!”
“Good morning from SMC beach! I just wanted to say that Patty’s 4Ls are used everyday here, along with so many other tools that you’ve given Rob, Mandy and me. I even invented Gary’s 4Ls (Low, Loaded Lead Leg). Thank you, Patty. You have no idea how much you’ve impacted us as coaches and people“.
“I just wanted to reach out to you to thank you again for the lesson and drop-in practice that Reese shared with her partner. Reese has not stopped talking about it and I appreciate it so much that you have left a lasting impression with my daughter. She absolutely loves sand volleyball and is borderline obsessed with it. We are currently in Austin, Texas and would love the opportunity to train with you more often in the future”.
“Thank you Patty! The training and TLC from you and your MBsand team made all the difference in the world in their growth. What an amazing difference it made for them to be there 3 straight weeks! Wish we could have stayed longer”
When I see all the kids coming out to you to learn volleyball and you helping girls like Kate pursue their volleyball dreams, it makes me think of one of my other favorite Zig Ziglar quotes: “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
“Coach Patty, I just wanted to thank you for your advice and taking the time to help Arden. We used your recruiting advice and Arden has been receiving steady interest from many of the top beach volleyball schools.”
“Coach Patty, I just wanted to catch up and thank you for teaching her such good fundamentals. Everyone asks how she became such a good passer and I tell them you taught her”.
“Congrats on the big development! Love seeing your beach empire grow. You are making a huge, positive impact on a lot of young kids and we are blessed to have you doing what you do in the community.”
“Thank you so much for working with Zoë. I can’t tell how much it meant to her to be with you last week. It completely brought her back to loving the game we all love. She’s in the sand playing every day, conditioning and making plans. She played a tournament last weekend and won. She’s now planning on playing the next age group up for better competition. Again, thank you for what you did for our daughter.”
“Signing my Letter of Intent to Boise reminded me of you and all of the help you gave me. You are the best coach I have ever had. Thank you so much for everything you have done for me, I’m so grateful. Without you, my dream of playing College Sand Volleyball would have never come true”
“Thank you so much for looking after Anna last weekend and always. I am so appreciative of the time you spend with her. As a mom you couldn’t ask for a better mentor/coach or friend. We feel so blessed to have you in our lives.”
“We won our first two games today. I did my passing, new passing, pretty much the entire day, I just committed to your way of passing…thank you so much. It was really helpful and I nailed my passing today, you’re the bomb! I played great.”
“Thanks again for yesterday. Matthew loved every moment. He was very impressed with your ability to know what was wrong after only a few touches and then make minor tweaks to fix it. He loved your instruction! & your positive words & encouragement!! I showed him the Karch video you sent which led him to watch more videos. He’s getting hooked. I, too was very impressed with the lesson. I feel like it was the best $$ I have ever spent on a private of any kind. I love your style!!!”
“Thank you so much for all the support, for all the patience, for giving yourself and for believing in us. You changed our game for the better and in a real short time. You are an admirable person, very kind and an excellent coach. I’m impressed at how fast you came to know us and how you changed small things. Thank you so much truly for everything. A hug to you and your family.”
(Mil gracias por tanto apoyo, por tanta paciencia, por la entrega y por creer en nosotros. Nos cambiaste el juego para bien y en cortísimo tiempo. Eres una persona admirable, super amable y una excelente entrenadora. Me impresiona lo rapido que nos llegaste a conocer y como nos cambiaste detalles. Muchísimas gracias de verdad por todo. Un abrazo para ti y tu familia)
“Wendy and I want you to know that Chloe made the Mira Costa Beach Volleyball Team! We are so excited and happy for her. She worked hard and deserved it. We wanted to take the time to thank you personally Patty. You did so much for her game. But more importantly you restored her confidence in herself. That is priceless. Thank you for being you”.
“I am grateful for your approach in coaching. This is a new sport for Zoe and your patience and constant support is a blessing to watch. She’s been at indoor camps and clinics where the coaches embarrass and shame at times so I know Zoe appreciates learning from you.”
“Thanks Patty for all your encouraging words today. I’m so happy Kelley is involved with MB Sand. It’s s great program! “
“Simone covered deep just like you taught – turn & burn with an easy pop over her head and turn around for an attack. Was patient as well – played long rally’s waiting for the opportunity to make a play. Thanks Coach Dodd!!!”
“It’s amazing what an impact your contact had made for Madi’s recruiting process! We just wanted to let you know that Madi accepted the offer to Cal today! She is so pumped and feels so blessed to have this opportunity to play sand volleyball in college. We thank you so much for your friendship and kindness in helping Madi through the recruiting process.”
“Since the first day of practice, Giselle fell in love with volleyball. She was eager to learn more about the sport. Patty encouraged Giselle to try sand. Giselle was hesitant because she was just starting out, but what convinced her to try was how Patty approaches her teaching. Patty Dodd definitely has the background and the expertise about the sport, but what Giselle cherished the most is the sincerity that Patty posses in teaching, the compassion that she shows all her students, her patience, the drive she puts in you and her commitment on making you better. Patty and all the coaches go out the way to provide the level of instruction catered to your athlete. They challenge the more experienced players, while keeping the less experienced players engaged and driven. As parents, we appreciate Patty not only for coaching Giselle in volleyball but also for providing life lessons – which is the most important part! The work ethic of the other coaches – Coach Sterling and Coach Traci is tremendous! Thank you to MBSand!”
“Jackie was so excited to show her moves and had a ball cheering Zana Muno and UCLA on! She loved watching the girls do their jumps, Monkey, Batman, Catness(her fave) and Ninja Turtle on the courts! Loved that she noticed and commented. You are doing a great job and it shows as Jackie loves to share what she’s learned.”
“Grace is so fortunate to have had you as a coach for 4 years. She always tells me that she learns so much more from you. Beyond the volleyball she respects you and looks up to you and wants to continue to improve because of the foundation you gave her, both physically and emotionally. I know I’m getting sappy, but it’s true, I can’t thank you enough for caring about Grace.”
“I absolutely loved having you as a coach, you are an amazing person and so fun to be around. I learned so much from you and I really appreciate your optimism both on and off the sand. Thank you for helping us a team.”
“Thanks for your outstanding coaching. Matt is really enjoying the practices.”
“I just wanted to thank for the great session. Alicia was very excited and proud of herself after. She got more out of the one hour than hours of practices on different teams. It was money well spent! Your love for the sport and training is deeply appreciated.”
“Thank you for everything you have done for me over my entire volleyball AMS experience. Under your coaching I have become a better player and person. I will miss you.”
“It’s been so wonderful to have such a knowledgeable, encouraging and loving coach. I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn so much from you. Thank you for all of the hard work you poured into Betsi and I.”
“We wanted to share with you how positively impressed we were with Sebastian’s improvements on the court. His hand setting is amazing, his serves, and all around skills. His enthusiasm and interest for beach volleyball grew significantly as well as meeting and making new friends. His appreciation for beach volleyball has reached a higher level and we thank you for your contribution and for making a difference.”
“Thank you for coaching me during HP this summer. You are a great and calm coach. I’ve become a better player by learning new things like keeping my arms low and calm, using simple movements, the tortilla, and using the wind as our friend. You were a great coach at the tournament and you were always encouraging. I hope you coach the U13’s next year so I can have you as my coach”