Philosophy

BOYS, GIRLS, BEACH. PACIFIC RIM TEAMS TRAIN AT A COLLEGIATE LEVEL

Pacific Rim strives to provide a comprehensive athletic experience in a positive and fun environment. It is the objective of the Pacific Rim Volleyball Academy to stress preparation, fundamentals and teamwork within the concept of good sportsmanship. The primary emphasis on education, training (Academy), and competition (Club) are the key components utilized to achieve our objectives.

As the player progresses through the program, we will provide the path for athletes to test their abilities, in order to reach their highest potential.  Through private lessons, and the opportunity for year-round skills classes, athletes of any age or level can learn and improve the skills needed to gain a competitive edge.  For those athletes with limited playing experience, we will help develop solid fundamental skills, as well as a passion for the sport.  Our advanced training, for junior levels (12th grade & below), will provide athletes the opportunity to excel at becoming elite players in preparation for high school and/or collegiate volleyball.

Meet Our Staff
Within our core values is the determination and commitment to be one of the best and most recognized Junior Volleyball Clubs in Northern California. We pride ourselves on the commitment and dedication to the sport of volleyball.
Our focus is to provide our players with guidance and coaching that will allow for skill improvement and development. We tailor our individual skill work based on the player, as well as the age/skill level.
We feel that teamwork is needed in all aspects of life. Volleyball is a team sport, in which every member contributes, whether they are on or off the court. We encourage and coach our players to focus on their team contributions.
We are committed to providing a sportsmanlike environment for players, parents, and coaches. We are devoted to teaching and conducting ourselves with fairness, courtesy and respect to all competitors, referees, and others.
We believe that providing a competitive environment will strengthen our member’s drive to become the best they can be, both as an individual and as a team player.
This a function of knowing yourself, having a vision that is well communicated, building trust among your team players, and taking effective action to realize your own leadership potential. We provide an environment for our players to exercise their leadership qualities, at whichever level they may be.

Our Club Directors

Roger Worsley
Roger WorsleyClub Co-Director and Founder
Roger is the co-director and co-founder of the Pacific Rim Volleyball Academy.  In the inaugural year of the club (2010-11) he coached the Boys U14 team to an NCVA Regional title en route to a Bronze Medal finish at the USAV Junior Nationals and a #3 national ranking. In the following, season he coached the Boy?s U14 team to another NCVA Regional crown, and won the SCVA Invitational bid tournament, becoming the first Northern California team to ever win a championship at this event. He also coached the PRVA Boy’s U16 team to an NCVA Regional Championship while earning a Junior National bid at both the NCVA Far Westerns and the SCVA Invitational. Coach Worsley just completed his second year as the Head Girls Volleyball Coach at Albany High School, where he led his team to the CIF State Championship match after winning the NCS and NorCal Championships. For his effort he was named as the East Bay Volleyball Coach of the Year by the Contra Costa Times, as well as the Best of the Fall Girls Coach of the Year, by SportStars magazine. Prior to taking over the Albany High School program, Coach Worsley was the Technical Director for the Stanford University Men’s Volleyball program, assisting in winning the NCAA Men’s Championship in 2010. He has since devoted more of his time to Pacific Rim to train players and coaches.
Christine Worsley
Christine WorsleyCo-Director
Christine is co-director of Pacific Rim Volleyball Academy and one of the primary family liaisons. In addition, her day job is athletic director at Diablo Valley College. At Diablo Valley College she’s created educational support systems for student athletes, built alumni relations programs, and brought athletics into more of campus life. She brings a wealth of collegiate sports experience coming from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, where she spent eight years as the associate director of athletics, a senior women’s administrator and director of sports medicine. Christine started out in science exercise physiology and worked with cardiac patients as a clinician in a hospital before going back to school and earning a certificate as an athletic trainer and a master’s degree in sports management from the University of Utah. She’s worked at some notable Division I schools as an athletic trainer, Hawaii and Utah being among them.

Pacific Rim Coaching Staff

Angela Cuellar
Angela CuellarCoach
Angie started playing volleyball at the age of five and never looked back. She was named an All American while playing for East Union High School where she played middle, setter and outside hitter. She’s the varsity head coach at Riverbank High School and has coached at East Union, Tokay High School, Lathrop High School, Club Stockton and Valley Volleyball Club. She has more than 40 years of playing and coaching experience, and coached at Pacific Rim for the past six years on both the boys and girls sides.
Joe Peacock
Joe PeacockCoach
Joe is a teacher at Tilden Preparatory School in Albany. He has coached volleyball since 2003 and at Pacific Rim since 2013. He was part of the coaching staff for Pacific Rim that won National Championships in 2014 and 2015, as well as a 5th place finish at Nationals in 2016. He coaches the boys volleyball team at Bentley High School in Lafayette where he won the Division 3 NCS Championship in 2016.
Melissa (Mel) Ralls
Melissa (Mel) RallsCoach
Mel is a multi-talented, multi-sport athlete and coach. She played and coached at Firebaugh High School where she was named Female Athlete of the Year, and at Merced College as an outside hitter and libero. In addition to Pacific Rim, Mel currently coaches at Saint Patrick-Saint Vincent High School. In addition to volleyball, she plays and coaches basketball and softball.
Jo-Ann Quintana
Jo-Ann QuintanaCoach
Christine Serafin
Christine SerafinAssistant Coach
Vanessa Cuellar
Vanessa CuellarAssistant Coach