CAP II Certified Owner, Chicago Bounce Volleyball Club, Former Deerfield Girl’s Varsity Coach, Northbrook Junior High 8th Grade Coach Chicago Bounce was founded by Blake Orlov at the age of 24, at the time, one of the youngest club directors in the region. Don’t let that fool you, Blake now has over 10 years coaching experience. Working with all ages he prides himself on the development of younger players as well as helping the more established players take it to the next level. He played for the 2000 Stevenson Patriots who were the runners-up in the state championship earning All-Area player that year. He earned a scholarship to the University of Arizona as the Girls Volleyball Manager where he studied under Coach Dave Rubio for 3 years. Of course he also competed on the Arizona’s Men’s Club team. In 2002 Blake earned All-America Honors at the National Championships in Dallas. When Blake returned to the area he returned to his former club and coached at TNT Volleyball for 2 years. His first year he coached the 16-1 team and after the unexpected leave of another coach was asked to coach the 18-1 team. The next year Blake was coaching 3 teams. The 16 and 18 elite teams as well as a Freshman Girls team. After 2 years at TNT it was time for a change and CHICAGO BOUNCE was created. Chicago Bounce was able to field a boys 18 elite team for the 2005/2006 season and the next year grew a little more by adding a 16’s boys program to compliment the growing club. By the 2007/2008 season Chicago Bounce had grown from 4 teams to 12 teams and was able to add a successful girls program. Bounce is currently able to accommodate over 12 teams each boys and girls season and has started to build a successful Beach program. Blake has been competing in the Beach EVP tour since 2008 and enjoys introducing the indoor club players to a whole new game! Blake can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 847-791-1020.
Varsity member at GBS in first year BVB became an official sport (1990) Club team member at Univ. of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) (1991) Volunteer Coach of Boys at Glenbrook North (Spring 1997) Head Coach of Boys 16-1s at Adversity from 1997-2003 Assistant Coach of Girls 16-1s at Adversity 2001-2002 Assistant Coach of Boys Volleyball at Deerfield from 1998-2003 Varsity Head Coach of Boys at Deerfield from 2004-present Assistant Coach of Girls Volleyball at Deerfield from 2007-2011 Varsity Head Coach of Girls Volleyball at Deerfield from 2012-2016 Pioneer Press Coach of the Year recognition in 2008 and 2013 for Boys Volleyball.
Joe Bolek is Chicago Bounce’s Assistant Boy’s Director. He is getting ready for his 4th season with Bounce. Joe Bolek played 4 years at Deerfield High School and 2 year’s with Chicago Bounce. Joe went to ISU where he played on the Club Team. Joe currently is a competitive indoor and beach player. Joe has coached all ages at his time with Chicago Bounce. The one thing about all of Joe’s teams is they get better. The one thing about Joe’s players they love him. Joe is a rising star in the Club Coaching world. Last year he led Chicago Bounce 15 Red to a 13th place finish Nationally!
Steve is in his 2nd year with Chicago Bounce Volleyball. About Me I love to coach volleyball, a sport I took to like fish to water at a very early age. I’ve been fortunate to have played and won on some of the biggest stages of the game, all over the world. I have won four championship MVPs -NCAA, -Puerto Rico’s Superior League – and am the only back-to-back 18s JO’s MVP. I have been on five USAVB national teams starting at age 14. All of this exposed me to some of the very finest coaches in the world, including the renowned Al Scates of UCLA, winner of 19 NCAA Championships where I was honored to have been on his winning 19th team in 2006, and was a two-time All American and four-year starter; as well as playing under current USA National Team Head Coach John Speraw as a member of the USA Jr. National Team. I also trained for half a year under then Olympic USAV head coach Hugh McCutcheon. I’ve also played internationally for an eight-year professional career that took me to Paris France, The Czech Republic, Toulouse France, Dubai, Finland, Qatar, Puerto Rico and even Vietnam. All of these experiences have provided a wealth of coaching knowledge that proves invaluable to me in my coaching career today. I have coached nearly all levels of the sport and both genders. Most recently I was on the coaching staff at Loyola of Chicago Women. I have also coached collegiately at UCLA Men. I have coached club teams for over ten years in elite club programs in both hotbeds of the sport in Southern California and in Chicago. I’m also currently a high school head coach as I continue to be associated with Loyola’s volleyball program. I just recently completed coaching in their summer program. I am a player’s coach. I consider myself to be one of the few good technical skills coaches in the game. As a player my position was Opposite, usually considered the most athletic position due to the need to fly through the air to get to back sets. I teach individual and team technique that’s often missed by many. I’ve been labeled a strategic coach who is a VB perfectionist when it comes to understanding the game’s nuances. As a teen my club teams won an unprecedented three JO’s Open National Championships in a row, as a 17, and two as an 18. My first professional team was the renowned Naranjito Changos of the Puerto Rican Superior League, where we won it all and I was honored to be named the MVP of the Championships in my rookie year. I find that players at all levels respect and relate to these accomplishments, and vice verse. It’s invaluable in my abilities to communicate with them, and with their families. These experiences have given me unique recruiting and coaching exposure that I love to share with players and watch as they reach their true potentials. https://www.coachklosterman.com/
Grant Kudert returns to Chicago Bounce for his 7th season with the club. He is a USA Volleyball CAP I certified coach, and also coaches in the boys’ volleyball program at New Trier High School. Grant has deep ties to the Central Suburban League where he was an All Conference setter for Maine East High School, and was the head freshmen boys’ coach at East from 2008 to 2011. Grant earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he studied math and physics and was a four-year member of the University’s Marching Band. At the UW, he continued to play volleyball at the recreational and intramural level. As an adult player, Grant has competed at both the Regional and National level. He has played in USAV National Tournaments in St. Paul, MN and Dallas, TX. Grant’s professional life has been varied and adventurous. He has worked at major science museums in Chicago and Seattle, and also spent a year living and teaching in Israel. In 2012, he earned his Master of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Currently, Grant is a member of the science department at Glenbrook South High School.
Nick is one of the former co-owners and directors of West Suburban Storm VBC that was located in Hinsdale, IL. He has coached boys and girls volleyball teams ranging from 14-18 years old. He was a setter for Adversity Volleyball and Glenbrook North before playing for the University of Illinois men’s’ club volleyball program. After graduating, Nick coached for Rolling Thunder and helped start and direct West Suburban Storm with Mike Konrad. He currently works as an attorney in Wheeling, IL, and will be the 15 Red coach this season. His playing/coaching experience is as follows: Playing: Glenbrook North Setter—2006-2009 o Captain—2007, 2009 o State Qualifier 2008 o All Conference 2009 o All Area 2009 Adversity Volleyball Club Setter 2007-2009 o Captain—2008-2009 o Qualified for Open Nationals in 2009 (finished T-25 in nation) Finished T-13 at SCVA Boys Classic Illinois Mens’ Volleyball Club—2009-2013 o Player Coach/Captain—2011-2013 o NCVF National Champion—2013 o All Tournament Setter—2013 Coaching: Head JV Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach at Gibson City Melvin Sibley High School—Fall 2011 and Fall 2012 Prime Time Volleyball Club—Head Coach of 14s and 16s volleyball teams—Spring-Summer 2012 and Spring-Summer 2013 University of Illinois—summer camp head coach 2013 Rolling Thunder Volleyball Club—Head Coach Boys’ 18s and 16s teams; Boys’ Volleyball Director—2013-2014 West Suburban Storm Volleyball Club—Head
Alex Brodell is going into his 2nd year of coaching for Bounce. Alex played 4 years at Chicago Bounce, and played at Glenbrook North High School. He coached 14’s during the fall season, and led 15 Blue to a bracket championship at Boys Junior Nationals 2017 in Columbus. Alex is an up and coming coach! He has a passion for the game, a passion for passing on his knowledge to his players. He is an excellent communicator and he can’t wait for the upcoming season!
Coach Allen Adams brings 17 years of playing experience to Chicago Bounce VBC. During high school, he was a standout player at Glenbrook South where he received all area honors and was recognized as one of the top 25 players in the state by both the Chicago Tribune and Sun Times. Outside of his high school team, he competed for Adversity Volleyball Club where he won an AAU national championship and earned the opportunity to attend the USA Volleyball (USAV) Development Camp. In 2004, his team finished top 15 at the USA Boys Volleyball National Championships in the Open division. Coach Adams was recruited by multiple Division I–III schools such as Long Beach State, UCSD, NYU, Ohio State, Quincy, and Carthage. After an injury senior year, he went on to play for Western Illinois University where his team finished in the top 25 at the NIRSA Nationals. Coach Adams has experience playing every position, but predominantly plays as an outside hitter or setter. He currently plays in the Adult USAV program at the A/AA level. He is also an EVP beach player and plays in multiple grass volleyball tournaments. Coach Adams brings 9 years of volleyball coaching and officiating experience to CBVC. He started gaining his coaching experience during high school as a counselor at local volleyball camps. He continued learning to coach at the club and varsity levels in college. Coach Adams has also contributed to the USA Volleyball High Performance Program as an evaluator. He has turned down a coaching opportunity in South Africa, and, most recently, an opportunity to play collegiately at Robert Morris University. During his years of coaching club, his teams have been lead to several tournament championships and consistantly finish in the top three. His 2008–2009 Energy Girls’ 16 Blue team finished 6th in the USA Volleyball Great Lakes Qualifier. In the 2009–2010 season, he lead his Energy Girls’ 13 Blue team to a 3rd place finish in the Great Lakes Qualifier, earning a bid to the 2010 USA Volleyball Junior Olympic Championships in Reno, and ultimately finishing 38th in the country at their respective age level. He has qualified four teams for the USA Volleyball National Championships. Other key finishes include his Girls’ 13 Rox team which took 3rd in the WCPL. HIs Girls’ 16 Rox team took 9th at the JVA event in Louisville and his Boys’ 15 Rox team took 10th at USAV Nationals. In 2012, Coach Adams’ Boys 17 Rox team finished 15th in the country at the USAV Boys Open Championships. In addition, several of Coach Allen’s players have made the USAV High Performance Pipeline. These are players who are potential prospects to train with the National teams in the future. Outside of the club, he has provided multiple private clinics and lessons for groups and schools throughout the Chicagoland area. He has been an assistant Coach for Northwestern University’s summer volleyball camps He has also assisted in summer camps at Glenbrook South High School and the Glenview Park District. Coach Allen is USAV IMPACT certified, has a certification in the Positive Coaches Alliance, and is an active member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). He is both IHSA and USAV certified as an official. This is Allen’s second season at Chicago Bounce. He is excited to help our young athletes maximize their potential while growing individually as well.
3 year Varsity player at Niles North High School 1991-1993 2 time CSL All-Conference Chicago Suntimes and Tribune top 30 players Sports Performance 18-1 (1993) placed 11th at Junior Olympics 1st place AAU National Tournament Coached Boys 16 Adversity 2002-2003 Coached Boys 17 SPVB Runbird team Placed 5th at Nationals at Club level 2003-2004 Coached Bounce 13Red team 2019-2020