Hello! My name is Ariel Diamond. This is my eleventh year coaching here at Belusa United. Prior to coaching club volleyball, I coached at a grade school alongside my sister, Club Director/Coach Nikki, for eight years. Over the last several years I have had the opportunity to coach both boys and girls, ranging from fifth grade through high school. Although I love the pace and game play at the older levels, my favorite age group to coach is junior high. I enjoy teaching the fundamental skills needed to be successful at the higher levels.
My experience playing the sport began at a very young age. I played during junior high (Holy Family) and high school (Minooka). While in high school, I played for both my school team and my club team (here at Belusa).
For this 2021 season, I am coaching 12 Heat and 14 Wave. I am coaching these great groups of girls with Coach AnnMarie and Coach Claudia. Aside from being a part of Belusa United, this is my fifth year teaching at Minooka Junior High as a 7th/8th Math and Language Arts teacher. In addition to teaching at MJHS, I am the 7th grade volleyball coach. This is my fifth year coaching for the junior high.
After reading all of the information above, I think it’s obvious to say that I truly do enjoy working with kids :) I strive to instill the love and passion that I have for the sport with all of the athletes I work with.