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Private Lessons

Is your athlete looking for additional training? Our coaches provide private and group lessons!

Our coaches offer private lessons to further train and teach your athletes beyond what they already receive in their team environment. Private lessons provide individually focused training, which incorporate personalized goals and objectives for each player, based on their competitive and positional needs.  This is also a great way to build confidence and increase a player's overall knowledge of the game.

For fall and winter private lessons, please email Kevin Dunn.  Kevin will help find gym time that works best for both you and the coach that you request.

***If you are currently playing in your high school volleyball season and would like lessons during the high school season, you must get permission from your high school coach and a school administrator.  

For additional information:

  • Our instructor bio and contact information is located below.
  • Please read our Additional Information section below for additional information on price, player and session discounts, and how to choose 1 on 1 versus group lessons.

1 on 1 versus Group Lessons

Additional Information

  • 1 on 1: Complete focus on 1 Individual
  • 1 on 1: More contacts
  • Group: Positionally & Skill Wise there are benefits with the different positions working together, i.e. setters setting off of a libero’s passes/digs versus a coach's toss. An attacker attacking off of a setter’s set versus a coach's toss, etc.
  • Group: Positionally & Skill Wise there are benefits with the same positions working together, i.e. 2-3 setters, or 3-4 attackers working together. There are only so many reps in a row a player can perform before fatigue sets in. Building in rest by having multiple players at a position allows for increased quality of repetitions.
  • Group: Watching others perform the skill you are also training accelerates learning as the coaches can use modeling to show a player what an aspect of proper technique looks like. If a setter is struggling with proper receive technique or footwork, and another setter is present that has mastered those elements, there is an immediate side by side comparison that can be used for visual learning.
  • Group: The individual out of pocket price decreases significantly when there are more players training together.

Price Per Player/Session/Hour

# of Players # of Sessions Price Per Player
1 1-3 $80 per hour
1 4-7 $75 per hour
1 8 or more $70 per hour
2/3/4 1-3 $55/$45/$40 per hour
2/3/4 4-7 $50/$40/$35 per hour
2/3/4 8 or more $45/$35/$30 per hour
5 or more 1-3 $35 per hour
5 or more 4-7 $30 per hour
5 or more 8 or more $25 per hour

Private Lesson Instructors

Kevin Dunn

Kevin Dunn

Lesson Coordinator

Phone: 314-368-9066

Coach Kevin's Bio

Before joining High Performance STL in 2017, Kevin had been coaching at the college level for 10+ years. He has coached at the NAIA, NCAA D1, D2, and D3 levels. Kevin has worked with and helped develop athletes that have won All-Conference, Player of the Year, and All-American Honors. Originally from St. Louis, Kevin played at DeSmet before continuing his volleyball career at Lindenwood University. After playing and coaching for the Lions, Kevin went on to coach at Southern Arkansas University, University of Alabama, West Virginia University, Washington University in St. Louis, North Dakota State University, and Missouri State University.

David Owens


Phone: 314-503-7906

Coach David's Bio

David has been coaching club volleyball for about 10 years. David came over to High Performance in 2016 after spending 3 years with Jefferson College as well as 8 years with H2 Saint Louis Volleyball Club. David's coached a lot of high level teams with multiple top 15 finishes at the USAV National Championships. David loves being in the gym and teaching as well as learning from his piers at High Performance.

Haley Brightwell


Phone: 319-721-6522

Coach Haley's Bio

Haley has coached at the Collegiate level at UMSL since 2015. She played collegiately at both a Division 1 (Drake University) and a division 2 program. Coach Haley played multiple positions throughout her career including middle, outside and right side. She has been giving private lessons for 2 years and really enjoys it. Haley believes in and implements Growth Mindset & Train Ugly philosophies into all of her lessons. She is originally from Iowa but I have lived in St Louis for 6 years now.

John Rodgers

John Rodgers


Phone: 314-809-0900

Coach John's Bio

Born: St. Louis. Profession: Volleyball Years Coaching: 19 Playing Background: USAV 15 years Regional and Zonal champs. USAV Nationals participant 8 years. MVA Doubles Tour 5 years. Coaching Background: Missouri State assistant coach (9 years), University of Alabama Assistant Coach (5 years), University of North Carolina-Wilmington Head Coach (2 years), Missouri Baptist Assistant Coach 3 years, Olympic Festival Assistant Coach, Coached USA teams in Italy (2 years). Club Coaching Experience: Team St. Louis 151 and 161 Head Coach (2 years), High Performance Head Coach (7 years) 13s - 18s. Other Experience: Grad assistant at Washington University and Wichita State University, Hosted Men's and Women's USA National Team competitions, USAV Nationals host committee, USAV Nationals Facility Supervisor, AAU National Championship Assistant Director, Olympic Festival Coach and Facility Director Awards & Finishes, Teams qualified for NCAA tournaments 4 times. First time in school history, 4 teams received NCAA team g.p.a. awards, Numerous all conference and all regional award winners. 98% graduation rate. High Performance 13 Royal finished 3rd in the National Division at the 2015 USAV National Championships. Missouri Baptist Finished 5th at the NAIA National Championships 2014. Other Interesting Things: Scott Mebruer's idol and mentor.

Laurel Perini

Lesson Instructor

Phone: 901-359-8717

Caitlyn Vann

Lesson Instructor

Phone: 312-972-0934

Alyssa Jensen

Alyssa Jensen


Phone: 314.809.1881

Coach Alyssa's Bio

Alyssa is a recent graduate from the University of California, Berkeley where she was a three year starting setter for the Golden Bears. At the end of her tenure, she finished ranked sixth all-time at Cal in career assists. For high school, Alyssa attended St. Joseph's Academy where she was named the Missouri Gatorade State Player of the Year, a four-time All-State and All-Region First Team selection, as well as a three-time All-Metro First Team selection. Throughout her playing career, Alyssa has enjoyed coaching youth camps as well as lending a hand with various club volleyball teams.

Bryan Pieschel

Bryan Pieschel

Boy's Director

Phone: 314-750-0832

Cary C.

Cary C.

Girl's Director

Phone: 314-255-9926