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Simone Ortega

Founder, Director

AVP professional coach 2016-2017

University of San Francisco Assistant Volleyball Coach/Head Beach Coach 2016-17

San Jose State University Beach Volleyball Coach 2014-2016

USAV Beach tryout/camp/tournament coach '12-present

Jose Cuervo, Corona Open Professional Player 2010-2012

UC Berkeley Graduate 2004, Economics 

Favorite Coaching Book: Grit by Angela Duckworth


Coach Simone founded SandLegs Beach Volleyball club in response to a growing need for elite level beach volleyball training in Northern California, " As an indoor player, I was lucky enough to play under some amazing technical coaches with great communication skills. However, as a Northern California beach player traveling to pro tournaments in Southern California, and trying to compete at a higher level, I was severely disappointing in the lack of elite level training in my hometown. It was very well known that once you reached a certain level within the sport, you had to move to Southern California to keep progressing. Well, I wanted to change that."


Simone is a recognized leader in both the Northern California beach volleyball and a trusted voice in the National Beach Volleyball community. She is BCAP II certified with over 17 years of coaching experience composed of junior club, D1 college, adult, and professional levels. She has also competed as a professional beach volleyball player. 


As a club coach, Simone has developed beach volleyball players to go on to play at top Programs such as USC and Cal Poly. Her players are also competing in the main draw of the AVP professional tour.


Simone is entering her 6th year with the USA Volleyball Beach High Performance program and has just completed her 3rd year coaching Beach Volleyball at the D1 level. 


She is constantly educating herself in the areas of beach volleyball strategy, leadership, motor learning, and sports psychology and reads at least 1 book per week. Simone also had the benefit of working with sports psychologists since her high school indoor experience at Bishop O'Dowd and works to spread the vast knowledge she has accumulated to both her staff and players. 


 Prior to SandLegs, Simone was an indoor head coach for Golden Bear program from 2000-2005, and a clinic/camp coach from 2005-2010. She also spent 8 years as an inventory/financial planner for Gap Inc. She left the corporate world when she realized teaching and coaching was her calling.


​Simone's Coaching Philosophy is built on her favorite quote: "Be the change you want to see in the world." Simone strives to lead a healthy lifestyle by remaining active and getting solid nutrition and sleep. Her goal is to both be able to perform the skills she is introducing, and live by the values she is teaching.


Simone is committed to growing the Beach game in Northern California both at the collegiate level and the juniors level.

 

Simone Ortega

Founder, Director

AVP professional coach 2016-2017

University of San Francisco Assistant Volleyball Coach/Head Beach Coach 2016-17

San Jose State University Beach Volleyball Coach 2014-2016

USAV Beach tryout/camp/tournament coach '12-present

Jose Cuervo, Corona Open Professional Player 2010-2012

UC Berkeley Graduate 2004, Economics 

Favorite Coaching Book: Grit by Angela Duckworth


Coach Simone founded SandLegs Beach Volleyball club in response to a growing need for elite level beach volleyball training in Northern California, " As an indoor player, I was lucky enough to play under some amazing technical coaches with great communication skills. However, as a Northern California beach player traveling to pro tournaments in Southern California, and trying to compete at a higher level, I was severely disappointing in the lack of elite level training in my hometown. It was very well known that once you reached a certain level within the sport, you had to move to Southern California to keep progressing. Well, I wanted to change that."


Simone is a recognized leader in both the Northern California beach volleyball and a trusted voice in the National Beach Volleyball community. She is BCAP II certified with over 17 years of coaching experience composed of junior club, D1 college, adult, and professional levels. She has also competed as a professional beach volleyball player. 


As a club coach, Simone has developed beach volleyball players to go on to play at top Programs such as USC and Cal Poly. Her players are also competing in the main draw of the AVP professional tour.


Simone is entering her 6th year with the USA Volleyball Beach High Performance program and has just completed her 3rd year coaching Beach Volleyball at the D1 level. 


She is constantly educating herself in the areas of beach volleyball strategy, leadership, motor learning, and sports psychology and reads at least 1 book per week. Simone also had the benefit of working with sports psychologists since her high school indoor experience at Bishop O'Dowd and works to spread the vast knowledge she has accumulated to both her staff and players. 


 Prior to SandLegs, Simone was an indoor head coach for Golden Bear program from 2000-2005, and a clinic/camp coach from 2005-2010. She also spent 8 years as an inventory/financial planner for Gap Inc. She left the corporate world when she realized teaching and coaching was her calling.


​Simone's Coaching Philosophy is built on her favorite quote: "Be the change you want to see in the world." Simone strives to lead a healthy lifestyle by remaining active and getting solid nutrition and sleep. Her goal is to both be able to perform the skills she is introducing, and live by the values she is teaching.


Simone is committed to growing the Beach game in Northern California both at the collegiate level and the juniors level.