Helen Reale – Beach Head Coach

HelenProfilePicHelen has been coaching both girls and boys volleyball for 11 years. Her coaching experience includes coaching club volleyball for Club Troy, Oaks Volleyball Club, Culver City Volleyball Club, assisting Varsity at Notre Dame Academy as well as being head coach of the Varsity Boys and Girls Volleyball teams at St. Martin of Tours School in Brentwood.   She has coached 13s, 15s, and 16s.  As an assistant, she helped lead the Culver City Volleyball Club 16s to the finals of the SCVA Soiree in 2010.  Helen has been appointed the Director of Sand Volleyball at Notre Dame Academy, is the Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach and runs beach clinics for Club Troy.

Helen and Oaks Volleyball Club Director, Carrie Wright, together have run their summer beach volleyball skills camp for girls and boys ages 8 – 16 for 8 years.

Helen’s indoor volleyball playing experience began at Columbia University where she was captain of the varsity volleyball team.  Her club volleyball team, Paine Webber Volleyball Club, took 5th at Nationals.

Helen’s beach volleyball career has spanned over 20 years.  She was a top ten finisher on the AVP, top five finisher on the WPVA, and a participant in the top 12 team tournament in Las Vegas.  She was the winner of the Jose Cuervo Tournaments in Honolulu and in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, and the winner of the California State Championship Cal Cup in Manhattan Beach two years in a row. She won the televised EVP tour stop in Hermosa Beach.   She earned her AAA ranking once again last year on the CBVA tour and competed in two finals last season. Helen’s masters team won the Manhattan Beach Surf Festival Six-Man Tournament in 2012 and finished third this year.

Helen values communication, strategy, and teaching fundamentals.