The MBS Training Club Vision, Mission, & Philosophy

VISION

To enrich, enhance, and elevate the Mind, Body and Soul of the people in our community.

 

MISSION

Promote a healthy, holistic lifestyle through fitness and training, by focusing on the overall wellness of each individual within an encouraging, positive and uplifting environment.

 

PHILOSOPHY

MBS Training Club is committed to providing our youth, student-athletes and adults with facilities to develop and strengthen their skills.  Each individual is unique and we seek to challenge each MBS member to help them excel to the next level.  We provide our MBS members with exclusive and engaging experiences to achieve their individual fitness goals and objectives, while providing an education platform about health and building an accountability system whereby our members feel empowered and accepted within the training club, community and throughout their everyday lives.

 

MBS STUDENT-ATHLETE CREDO

"I was created for excellence and I strive every day and every play to be excellent in all I do.  My self-worth is not in wins or losses; it is not in grades or mistakes but in the acceptance of my God given qualities and seeing myself through His eyes in order to grow every day MIND, BODY and SOUL."

MBS Training Club Founders

Christina Jones

Founder, President

Marlon Jones 

Founder, Personal Trainer

INTRODUCING OUR NEW VOLLEYBALL CLUB DIRECTORS!

Families, some of you may know, Jennifer Peters will be moving out of the area and will not be close enough to continue as director. Jennifer has been with MBS Volleyball Club since day one as a coach. She has always been dedicated to our mission, coaching philosophy, and community since joining us. For the past few years, she took on the role as Director along with coaching her team. Jennifer has done a great job in both roles and we can’t thank her enough. We are sad to see her leave us but know that she will be successful in whatever she chooses to do moving forward. We will greatly miss her with MBS and I’m sure you guys will as well. 

 

We would now like to introduce to you our new Directors who will be taking over our club moving forward- Mrs. Giomara “Gio” Bell and Coach Gary Bell. Giomara has been a loyal supporter of MBS since 2015 and has dedicated countless hours of work to the organization. She currently holds a position of Assistant Vice President of Residential Lending, a Florida based bank, and comes with over twenty years in the financial services industry as well as business development. We believe that Gio will be a tremendous asset in helping MBS grow as well as maintaining its presence as a community focused volleyball club. 

 

Coach Gary Bell has been with us since we were doing flag football camps back in 2011 and coached different sports in the community since 2005. He was instrumental in helping us launch MBS Volleyball Club. Gary has been an assistant coach for various teams both Regional and National, as well as a member of our Board of Directors. He has also helped train the volleyball teams in speed, agility, and quickness. Gary has been an important asset to our volleyball club and continues to put in countless hours working on and off the courts as a coach. He has been a part of our management and day to day operations since the beginning. Gary also has a background in technology for over twenty-two years where he has served in various management roles. Currently, he owns an IT managed services company that he has successfully grown for the last three years. Gary brings a tremendous amount of fair and insightful leadership, business development, coaching experience, as well as devotion to MBS.  

 

We believe that these two will be a great asset to the organization as a team, working hard, because they have some big shoes to fill. Welcome Gio and Gary Bell! 

OUR STORY

 

Marlon and Christina Jones started this organization back in 2011 while working hard in our own careers as a fire-fighter and a teacher. We have similar backgrounds when it comes to playing sports and helping kids. Since a young age, Marlon enjoyed training himself on and off season year-round through each sport he participated in and was quickly able to motivate others to join him. He became an elite athlete through the support of his coaches, his mother, and his own drive and determination to excel. His love for sports and training led him to becoming a personal trainer while attending college at FSU. Since then, he has been training adults and youth to assist with their sports and fitness goals while also advancing his career in the fire department.

Christina discovered her love for teaching and helping others at an early age as well. She received her elementary education degree from UCF and taught for sixteen years. Christina’s colleagues and teammates would encourage her to lead more as they expressed their needs and wants for her leadership of innovative ideas for the students and the school as a whole. She then decided to step up to the plate and lead her grade level teams and eventually all intermediate grades. Although this added bigger responsibilities, she was able to learn just how much she loved supporting the teachers and staff. Her last years in public education were spent as a Response to Intervention Reading Coach Specialist. She finished her career at a private school where she developed and managed a virtual lab program where at-risk students had access to virtual school resources that would enhance their skills and provide extra support for a variety of learning styles.

Our work and life experiences led us to realize just how much students and athletes needed extra support in accomplishing their goals. With that reality on our hearts, we gained a strong desire to do more with the gifts we were given to benefit others. One Sunday at church, we sat through an unplanned sermon delivered by our pastor. He spoke about passions, personal gifts/talents, and serving others. It clearly became confirmation to us that we needed to act upon the call. The vision and ideas for MBS (Mind, Body Soul) Training Club quickly evolved and soon turned into an after-school sports and academic program with over 80 students in attendance. Shortly after this program, we hosted our first summer football camp with close to 30 kids. Through the years, this camp attendance grew to 120 kids. We then decided to scale down to a 50 max camp in order to provide everyone with the best quality program with enhanced individualized attention.

After discovering our two daughters love for the sport of volleyball, we decided to start up an elite volleyball club in the East Orlando area since there was nothing else offered locally. The competitive nature of the sport required a strong need for this sort of program in our community. It started with over 40 kids and quickly grew to over 160 kids between indoor club teams, clinics, camps, and even beach volleyball. The club remains successful with the loyalty and support of committed families.

 

Learning our way through our non-profit organization, we persisted to expand based on needs of the community and launched additional sport programs, training, and even a fitness center. After experiencing the many ways to serve our community through sports and fitness, we decided to focus on fewer programs in the interest of producing greater quality versus quantity. It has been an ongoing mission for us to find the right people to join us in our cause for the right reasons. As we carry on growing our team with like-minded individuals, we seek greater possibilities for the students and athletes in the community.

MBS Training Club is presently focusing on personal training/group fitness services and our volleyball program. We have twelve outstanding coaches on staff and two dedicated directors who truly care about the value and potential of the volleyball program. As the founders of MBS, we are working hard in the background to help maintain the best quality services for our current and future members. Additionally, in an effort to provide more affordable services for our youth, we forge ahead in seeking financial support through grants, sponsorships, and donors.

Our main need is to be able to grow an Athletic Scholarship Fund to help under-privileged families that cannot afford the full costs of membership into our programs. We have never turned away a family due to financial constraints. We have even sponsored them ourselves throughout the years, along with the help of other kind families and churches who have given generously. We want to continue to provide this for even more families in the area. We believe that no child should lack these opportunities due to financial circumstances.

 

Through a tax-deductible contribution to MBS, you can support the youth in our community. Player tuition fees only go so far in addressing the high costs of operating a top-quality sports operation. Maintaining the volleyball club’s amenities incur costly annual expenditures. More importantly, without financial support, the potential opportunities to lower costs for our program is less possible. Through your generous donation or sponsorship, you can also help make MBS Volleyball Club a better resource for the development of our youth volleyball players, both on and off the courts.

Ultimately, our desire is to lead by serving others through however God calls us to do so. If you have read our story and want to learn more or be part of what we are striving to accomplish, we urge you to reach out to us and join our mission-whether it be through financial support, volunteering, joining our programs or even expanding our team of coaches and staff. We have so much more work to do, but we cannot do it ourselves. Again, we are just two ordinary people with a big vision to change lives through our sports and fitness platform.

 

Our student-athlete credo best describes what we truly want to accomplish through our organization. That is to help our youth discover just how wonderfully made they are, despite their accomplishments and failures. In turn, that self-confidence and drive for excellence makes the world a better place for us all.

 

The MBS Student-Athlete Credo

"I was created for excellence and I strive every day and every play to be excellent in all I do. My self-worth is not in wins or losses; it is not in grades or mistakes but in the acceptance of my God given qualities and seeing myself through His eyes in order to grow every day Mind, Body, and Soul."

MBS Training Club Board of Directors

Marcia E. Titus-Morales Secretary and

Chair of Resource Development

Marcia E. Titus-Morales holds a degree in Business Management and a Master of Management in Public Administration. She is a former administrator and Spanish instructor.

Lori Pampilo Harris Chair of Strategic Planning

Lori Pampilo Harris holds a degree in Political Science and her expertise is in Not for Profit Organization Management.

Ronnie Rivera Treasurer

Ronnie is experienced in managing and operating several non-profits. He is a certified firefighter/paramedic and also served eight years in the US Army as a combat medic.

MBS Training Club Management Staff

Giomara Bell & Gary Bell Indoor Volleyball Directors

Ann Marie Campbell Beach Volleyball Director

 

MBS Training Club Volleyball Coaches

Gary Bell

Gary Bell or "Coach Gary" has been coaching/instructing children and young adults in some capacity for the past 20 years.  Holding a black belt in USA Goju to which he's trained in and instructed over the past 25 years, has helped lay the foundation for his core coaching strategies and philosophies that have governed his brand of coaching different sports across the years. Coach Gary has coached various skill levels in Pop Warner football, Little League/Babe Ruth Baseball, Youth Flag Football, and USAV/AAU Volleyball. He discovered his love for volleyball five years ago while supporting his daughters journey into the sport. Since then, he has been coaching AAU National Teams for four years and holds USAV certifications in both coaching and officiating and has really devoted himself to understanding every aspect of the sport. Coach Gary holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and is the co-founder and CIO of Tech On Call LLC. He is happily married to his best friend Gio and has three daughters who play volleyball. Some of his favorite philosophies in coaching are "Fundamentals are everything. Master the small things, master the big things. Know the rules, own the game." 

Regional & National Coach

Anne Marie Campbell

Anne Marie Campbell has been playing competitive volleyball since 7th grade at Amherst City Schools in Ohio. While in high school, she played indoor and beach for Elyria Pride Volleyball Club. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio in 2014. In college, she was a coach for two years for Blackswamp Volleyball Club for ages 11-12. She moved to Florida in 2015 to work at Kennedy Space Center as a Scientist II - Payload Integration Engineer. Since moving to Florida, she coached for Cape Coast Volleyball Club for multiple age groups.  Her biggest drive for coaching is watching a player pick up a skill that you have been working on with them, and seeing that excitement in their eyes and how proud they are of themselves when they are successful at the skill.  Anne Marie is IMPACT, concussion and CPR/AED/First Aid certified.  Read more about Anne Marie's experience as an engineer at NASA.

Regional Coach

Lenore Chenard

Lenore Chenard was born in Edmonton, Alberta Canada and moved to Orlando in 2009. While living in Orlando Lenore played competitive volleyball for 7 years (7 years of school ball and 6 years of club). Lenore was on a court for 300/365 days a year. Through volleyball she traveled to over a half a dozen states, won a handful of medals, played on live tv, came 2nd place in the US nationals and 1st in the 2015 Canadian Nationals. Lenore was coached by her father- Lucian Chenard (Assistant to the head coach of UCF’s Volleyball team) and Semei Tello (Former volunteer assistant coach at UCF & statistics manager for team Florida). Her playing career ended her senior year of high school after receiving her 3rd concussion, but her love of the game was too strong to give it up entirely, so she began coaching full time. Volleyball is a large factor in who Lenore is today (and continues to be). In grade 8 she realized the impact sports and coaches can have on a child (positive and negative). She wanted to impact athletes in the same way coaches did for her. Lenore volunteer coached for the YMCA from 2011-2015 as well as club volleyball as an assistant coach 2013-2016. In August of 2016 she moved back to Edmonton to attend the University of Alberta to get her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. While in Canada Lenore head coached a U14 team with FOG Volleyball Club. She brought the girls from dead last, to second in the province and then won gold at Canadian Nationals in May of 2017. Lenore then Moved back to Florida and was the assistant coach for both the boy’s and girl’s middle school programs at Timber Springs Middle School. Also, in the Fall of 2017 Lenore began as the Assistant Coach for The Master’s Academy Varsity volleyball program. Along with Marisela Brown, they were able to bring the girls to regional Semifinals for the first time in 17 years. Lenore is currently coaching her second Season with Master’s Academy. Lenore is excited to be back with the MBS family and it is her goal that all the athletes she works with learn more than just volleyball skills. She is very competitive and will teach the skills of volleyball, but Lenore also recognizes that volleyball can be used for a bigger purpose. In addition to teaching volleyball skills, Lenore will teach athletes life lessons and share experiences through volleyball that will last a lifetime and impact their future. She couldn’t tell you how many games or medals she's won and lost, but the countless life developing moments and lessons learned are priceless, and to her that is what volleyball is about. The sport of volleyball is a tool to teach responsibility, grow friendships and instill confidence in young athletes. Teaching them to become leaders in their community.

Silver Star Coach

John Culbertson

John Culbertson has been coaching youth basketball and volleyball for 8 years, most recently as a volunteer in the City of Oviedo parks and recreation league and for another Central Florida volleyball club team.  He co-owns a nationally recognized recycling consulting company and dabbles in yoga in his spare time. John played middle blocker for the Yale Men’s Volleyball club team, culminating in a fifth-place finish at the national tournament his senior year. In addition to playing club volleyball at the open level for many years subsequently, John had the honor of being invited after college graduation to compete in an Olympic developmental program in Colorado Springs. With his playing days well behind him, John has great passion for helping kids learn and master fundamental skills as a foundation to higher-level play. He staunchly opposes the notion of “one-size-fits-all” coaching and strives to help every child identify ways to improve their skills, confidence, and teamwork. As a parent himself, he is an active communicator not only to the kids on the team, but also to the parents, whose support is integral to the success of the team. He is excited to spend this inaugural season at MBS.

Silver Star & Regional Coach

John Medina

John Medina has been playing and coaching volleyball in different leagues for the last 22 years throughout Central Florida and Puerto Rico. While pursuing his passion, John earned a scholarship for volleyball at the University of Puerto Rico where he played. John has played multiple positions including setter, outside hitter, right, and middle. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting. With his leadership capabilities, John has dedicated over 10 years to coaching, training, and developing volleyball students from the ages of 12 through 18. He takes pride in serving as a mentor and working with his team to develop their skills for continuous growth. In the past, Coach John's teams have reached as high as 9th place in the AAU Nationals Championships. He will be bringing knowledge, coaching skills, and experience that will help MBS teams reach higher levels of success as well.

National & Regional Coach

Kara Kramer

Kara has 10+ years of volleyball experience between school, club and college. She was a Setter, Outside Hitter, and Right Side Hitter, but primarily an OH and Setter. She played for Avalon Middle School and Timber Creek High School and was varsity co-captain her junior and senior years. She then moved on to play at Grace University on a full volleyball scholarship. Kara has been coaching Silver Star and Regional for MBS since our first season.

Silver Stars & Regional Coach

Jennifer Peters

Jennifer or "Coach Jen" learned to love the game of volleyball through her daughter who played middle school through college level volleyball.  Coach Jen has been coaching Silver Star and Regional level volleyball with MBS for four seasons.  Her desire is for the teams to focus on discipline, developing the skills and habits that will help them succeed throughout the current season and also help them to grow as stronger players as they advance their volleyball careers. She hopes to help girls learn to love the game as they learn to play the game well.  Coach Jen took on the role as Indoor Volleyball Director in 2017.

Director of Volleyball, Silver Stars, & Regional Coach

Liz Ruiz-Hernandez

Liz grew up in Puerto Rico where she was the first volleyball player in a track and field household.  She started playing volleyball at the age of 10 years old and continued on throughout high school.  During those years she was part of several junior clubs.  After graduating high school Liz received a scholarship for the University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo campus earning a Bachelor's degree in TV & Radio Communications.  She played as a setter and libero in their women's team. 

Mighty Spikes Coach

Lynelle Westra

Lynelle Westra is a Registered Nurse and is currently a Catastrophic Nurse Case Manager by profession.   She has coached club volleyball for six years, as well as numerous seasons for the local recreation leagues.  Her philosophy consists of being a “complete” athlete that includes both physical and mental components.  One’s physical skill set does not make an athlete.  A true athlete possess’ a particular skill set, strength, court/field IQ, mental toughness, leadership and determination.  Coaching is Lynelle’s passion and she will continue to encourage, educate, and coach any child who has the desire to grow as an individual and become a more well-rounded athlete.  

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