Zone-In Volleyball Academy
Experience and Training:
•  Assistant Coach Cypress College Indoor and Beach 2016-Present
•  Head Varsity Coach Calvary Chapel Downey 2015-2016
•  Head Varsity Coach Christ Academy 2013- 2015 •  ZIVA Head Coach 2012-2015
•   Sports performance training and Fundamentals with Fusion Volleyball Club in So Cal. 2007-2010 •   Sports Performance training & Ass. Coach  with Valencia High School Women’s Volleyball 2009-2011 •   NASM (National Academy Sports Medicine) Certification for General and Sports Performance Enhancement •   EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) Certified with the National Board

Nicky Cannon

ZIVA Director 
nicky.rawson@gmail.com


Coaching Philosophy: 
To me Coaching is helping an athlete prepare, develop and improve their sport performance. I believe in teaching, training, and instructing my players off and on the court and providing an exciting, positive and encouraging experience. I believe in building on a solid foundation of fundamentals and skills that will prepare my players for the next level and to combine that foundation with sports performance training. And most importantly, Having Fun, Laughter and Having Fun. As a Sports Performance Coach I strongly believe in a Hybrid style of training. “Function” and “Strength” are two of the most important goals in a healthy and successful athletic career. I integrate these two components into an effective and well-rounded system to give my players a stronger and more functional body. Whether their goal is Speed, Agility, or a Stronger Body, I focus on four very important components to take them to the next level: 1.Improve vertical 2. Gain balance and stability 3. Increase first step quickness 4. Reduce likelihood of injury. These components combined with function and strength will push them beyond the average player to a standout athlete.

​About Me: 
I am from Southern Cali and have been coaching volleyball for 7 years and sports performance training for over 9 years. I started my love for coaching while in CA with the Fusion Volleyball program and Valencia High school Women’s Volleyball organizing and running sports performance sessions and private fundamental lessons. I continued the next 3 years of my coahing career with ZIVA and as the Head Varsity Volleyball Coach at Christ Academy Now back in California I am starting my 2nd season as the assistant volleyball coach at Cypress College for the indoor and beach program while managing ZIVA as it will always hold a special place in my heart and will remain my second family.