The athletes who reach the collegiate level have to ramp up their commitment to the sport, with more practice and conditioning time. So they have to be very disciplined to handle their school work and proactively manage their schedule.
Rey Castillo tells his students athletes the importance of “switch mode,” being able to transform from an offensive to defensive player in a fraction of a second.
But the esteemed Michigan-based volleyball coach practices what he preaches in his own unique way. Castillo juggles two full-time jobs as assistant coach for Calvin College, the defending NCAA Division III national champion, and as founder and director of Impact Dynamic Training, a club volleyball program Grandville, Michigan, with 29 teams and a four-court facility.