Aaron Hedland is a coach for Sports Academy Volleyball Club. As a coach, Aaron trains with the club’s volleyball athletes, both boys and girls of all ages, in group clinics, individual lessons, skills labs, team practices, and competitive tournaments. Additionally, Aaron currently head coaches Sports Academy’s Boys U14s and Girls U15-2s teams. Aaron enjoys helping players reach individual milestones and get the same sense of achievement, growth, and happiness that he himself receives from and through volleyball.
Aaron has a Master of Arts in Coaching & Athletic Administration and a Master of Science in Coaching & Exercise Sciences from Concordia University, Irvine. Aaron specializes in the development of athletes and the implementation of athletic programs through creating a healthy, positive training culture that emphasizes maximizing personal growth. Aaron has been coaching club volleyball for 14 years (Boys for 14, Girls for 7) & coaching college volleyball for 9 years (Men’s for 6, Women’s for 8) at Moorpark College and SDSU. Professionally, Aaron has a long history of developing collegiate athletes with a decade’s worth of experience with Moorpark College Volleyball and Athletic Department programs, Sports Training Facilities, personal training, and Directing and Recruiting programs at various clubs. Additionally, Aaron has certifications in CPR, first-aid, sudden cardiac arrest response, IMPACT, and Title IX & Clery Act training.
Growing up a Ventura County native, Aaron has played and coached for some of the area’s most successful volleyball programs, coaching over thirty Division I volleyball athletes. Aaron played volleyball at Moorpark College and UC San Diego, where he played three different positions, receiving All-Western States Conference and Academic All-American honors. As a club coach, Aaron’s coaching accolades include 2017 Western States Conference Coach of the Year (Moorpark College, CCCAA); 2017 Western States Conference – North Champions (Moorpark College Men’s), 5x Western States Conference Champions (Moorpark College Women’s), 2014 BJNC – U18 Club division 2nd place finish (VCVC, USAV), 2013 SCVA Boys Junior Classic – U16 3rd place finish (Bones VC, SCVA), and multiple Top 4 CIF-SS finishes (Westlake High School Boy’s). Aaron also serves as the host and director of the Ventura County High School Volleyball All-Star games. In his free time, he enjoys beach volleyball and soccer. He is also a die-hard fan of the Los Angeles Rams and Manchester United FC.