“They’re not asking us to push them less, they’re asking us to earn the right to push them harder.”
Pictured: Theresa Beeckman – Former Associate Head Volleyball Coach at Central Michigan University, Assistant Coach at Ferris State University & Head Coach at Delta College
Beeckman serves on the staff of Western Michigan University Volleyball. The bulk of her duties at WMU revolve around team and player development. She also consults for Division I volleyball coaches throughout the country and is considered a trusted sounding board by coaches of other college sports from the Division I to Division III level.
She has spoken at the American Volleyball Coaches Association conventions in 2017 and 2018 attended by over 2,000 high school, club, and college volleyball coaches, the United Soccer Coaches Convention in 2019 attended by over 15,000 soccer coaches worldwide. In addition to those national appearances, she was the main clinician for the statewide coaches clinic in South Dakota in both 2017 and 2018 and has spoken at the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association statewide clinic several times, most recently last year in a joint appearance with Olympian and now Stanford University Assistant Coach, Alisha Glass. She has also made appearances at numerous high school assemblies and has spoken at an event on behalf of the MHSAA.
- In her 20+ year career Beeckman served on the camp staff for multiple schools throughout the nation, including: Michigan State, Michigan, USC, Long Beach State, University of Florida and directed camps at both Ferris State and Central Michigan University.
- In addition to her consulting work, Beeckman is on the small team the makes up True North Sports, a non-profit organization dedicated to coach education and she is a Habitude Master Consultant for the non-profit organization Growing Leaders, Inc.
- One branch of Tree Roots LLC is on-site volleyball camps run throughout the midwest for mostly high school partners. Beeckman’s extensive camp background led her to reimagine what a camp experience could be like and thus sought about creating the current model. Each year, nine schools are chosen to host a Tree Root Volleyball camp where they train, play, have fun and explore timeless principles that will stick with them for an extended period of time, in some cases for life. In addition, her camps are planned out and run exclusively by herself. In most, if not all, cases college and club camps include players coaching other players rather than professional coaches. That provides for a significant difference in quality. The annual waiting list points to proof of that.
- Depending on the package chosen, Tree Roots site camps also do all of this for less than the cost of taking your team to other training camps.
For more information, available dates and pricing details, please contact Tree: Tree@TreeRootsLLC.com