About the Club
"Why should I bring my daughter to Aggression".
We were established in 2010, so you can rest assured we are a well-established club who will be here each year. Aside from that, Aggression VBC is a club that is different from most. Let me start from the beginning.
I started my coaching career in 2006 when I coached for a school in district U-46. I loved the school I was coaching for; however, year after year I continued to see the girls on my teams losing matches as a result of a lack of experience. Upon approaching the girls year to year about club all of their responses were the same, "I can't afford it". With that revelation, I spent the next 6 years working as a national-level coach for high-level clubs in an attempt to learn how and where to appropriately cut costs to make club more affordable yes not lose that competitive edge. Each and every time I helped to coach a player up it broke my heart to see them wish to play, but not be able too. After moving from district U-46 to District 424 I now had the resources to start a club of my own. I promised myself this club would be about each player on the court rather than any monetary gain. In 7 years, I have not deterred from that philosophy. The cost of our club is a fraction of the cost of other clubs while at the same time we still compete at a very high level against national-level teams.
It is a common mistake to see a lower cost and assume a lesser experience, that is not the case with Aggression VBC. We compete in the same leagues as competing clubs, but at a fraction of the cost. We are able to keep the costs so low because of the generosity of the District 424 school district with low-cost court rental costs. Please make no mistake, our prices are less expensive but the experience is comparable or even better than competing clubs.
Additionally to both cost and competition, one huge advantage of a smaller club is I am able to have a hand in all happenings in the club. As clubs grow, the one responsible for the club begins to be phased out more as the workload increases. I am in a unique position where I aim to keep the club more manageable with lesser teams and therefore, can focus more on each player's experience rather than managerial stuff such as just tournament scheduling and team selections.
The last reason and certainly not the least important is each coach on our staff is hired to make each athlete feel seen. Athletes in larger clubs feel like a number or a paycheck rather than as a girl who is trying to increase her chances of playing in college or just to have a great time. We know our players' names, we know what they want and we do everything we can to help them in their quest....we care. Now of course this is not to imply other clubs do not care; however, with larger clubs how can they honestly care about each player in their club? This is a tall order of any person and over my years of experience coaching for other clubs, I have seen this struggle first hand.