TESTIMONIALS

 

 

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.”

Tom Morley, MBsand/Dodd Volleyball School parent

“Coach Patty, I wanted to thank you for all you have done for me this summer. I really appreciate all the time you have put towards the growth of my game, you are seriously one of the greatest coaches I have ever met. I have your number and if it’s ok I would love to keep in touch. I could really use your help in the future with all the college stuff. Thanks again for your time and patience, you have really helped me this summer and made my USA HP experience amazing!” Camdyn Doucet, Player USA HP Team U15

“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.”

Michael Besceker, dad 2018

“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”.

Michael Yang, MBsand dad 2018

“My son participated in your 2017 youth summer beach camp, this was his first experience with organized beach volleyball. I can’t think of a better coach to have introduced the game to him. Your approach to coaching, preparation and attention to detail are really top notch” Phil Wong, Dodd Volleyball School dad

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for arranging a meet and greet for high school beach players yesterday and on 7/5. Chloe said it was awesome and she met some great girls to play with. She did exchange numbers with a girl too. You have had such a positive impact on Chloe. Georgia is also excited to start coming in July too! I can’t thank you enough! It really shows how much you care about these girls! Thanks again!” Wendy Walker, MBsand mom

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.”

Thomas Morley, MBsand dad

“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.” 

Peter Zimmerman, Mbsand dad

“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.”

Carolyn Pringle, MBsand mom

“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.”

Alicia Zamperelli, Pro beach player

“I don’t know where to start, but I hope you are well and are resting/recovering after long days of hard work under the burning sun. Words cannot explain and express how thankful we are to have you here. In my culture from where I came from men don’t cry or teared up as they said, but how can I not teared up knowing that I’ve met and learned so much from a legend? Its always been our request to the government officials and sports officials that they bring in people to really train us to be better athletes and understand it well. You’ve seen us play and how bad we are because we train and learn from what we think is correct. We’ve learned a lot from you Patty. Right after airport yesterday my family and I stopped at the court where they are doing volleyball games and I called the first game where both Kevin and Ken (ninja turtle) where helping too. During time outs and breaks we got together and were asking each other did you see how their positions are? How their bumping the ball? I mean everything you told us now to do showed. Before we don’t see it, but after learning from you we could easily tell. It was amazing how this short amount of time you could come in and just give us the right methods/steps for us to carry forward.
Today News paper came out and you are on the front page. You deserve it and I am very happy to be part of every training you conducted here.” 
Pranson Eliou, Marshall Islands National Team Head Coach

“A special thank you from Malyssa and I for helping her get ready for HP tryouts. She had the best time, she sparred no details out from our conversations ? it was extra special that you were there too. She thinks the world of you and even included you in her prayers the other night, “and God bless Coach Patty”…  thank you again ❤. “
Myla Cawa, MBsand mom

“Meg really enjoyed getting back on the beach today. At dinner we were all discussing our day and Megan let us all know how much she enjoys you coaching her. She told us how calm and encouraging you are and that after an hour she had wished it could have been a 3 hour lesson. Thanks for your passion of volleyball.”Today News paper came out and you are on the front page. You deserve it and I am very happy to be part of every training you conducted here.” 
Michell Kinney, MBsand mom

“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!!!”

Michele Toddun, Redondo HS mom

“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.”  Realized her Olympic dream by beating Cuba for the first time and qualifying for RIO.

(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)

Karen Cope, Costa Rican Olympian 2016.

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”. 

Jeff Walker- MBsand Dad 2018

“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.” 

Shelley Kira- MBsand mom 2017

“Thanks Patty for all your encouraging words today. I’m so happy Kelley is involved with MB Sand. It’s s great program! “

Kim Sussman -MBsand mom, 2016

“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!!!”

Bill Gibson, MBsand dad

“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.” 

Kevin Dueck, dad- Madi Dueck, UC Berkeley Beach Team 2016

“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!”

Joane Groe, MBsand mom 2016

“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.”

Christine Flores, Dodd Volleyball School mom.

“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.”

Patrice Campbell (mom)- CAL Berkeley Beach Team 2015

“I want to thank you so much for your expert instruction. It was incredible what an impact it had. Ella and Kevyn put to good use the skills you taught them on Saturday (and earlier). Ella has never played better, and I think she owes a lot of it to your coaching. She really seemed to approach the game with a changed point of view: an internal shift seems to have taken place.There is still a lot of work to do, of course, but it was really amazing to see major progress.”  Nikki Fergusson, MBsand mom

“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.”

Betsi Metter-Flint- AVP Open Champion

“Thanks for your outstanding coaching. Matt is really enjoying the practices.”

Steve Yoshimoto (dad) - Jr. National USAV -U17 team, 2013

“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.”

Marian Cristino, MBsand mom

“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.”

Zana Muno - UCLA Volleyball Team 2015

“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.”

Kelley Larsen - AVP Open Champion

“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.”

Sebastian Sr. and Paula Roca - Jr. National USAV-U17 Team

“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”

Kevyn Clark – Player U13 USA HP Beach Team 2014