If you are reading this, you are probably a volleyball player, coach, or parent, and it's likely that we share a common love: volleyball. My name is Erik Shoji, and I grew up in a volleyball family with my parents as coaches and my siblings as teammates. Volleyball has always been a part of my life and has grown into my biggest passion.
Now, after years of playing college and professional volleyball all over the world, I would like to use my experience and knowledge to inspire the next generation of young players through the Erik Shoji Volleyball Consulting platform!
I am originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, where I attended Punahou School. I earned three state championships and received high-school All-American honors. I then continued my education and volleyball career at Stanford University, where I earned a B.A. in Human Biology. I was fortunate enough to win a National Championship in 2010, and I was the first player in NCAA Men’s Volleyball history to be named a four-time First Team AVCA All-American. After my collegiate career ended, I decided to play professionally in Europe and have played three seasons in Germany, one in Austria, and one in Russia. This season, I will be living and competing in Italy. I am a 5-year veteran of the USA Men's National Team, and at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, I helped bring home a bronze medal for Team USA.
Throughout my career, I have played for many great coaches that have invested thousands of hours of their time and energy into making me the player I am today. I want to pay some of that forward--I want to help YOU!
So why am I starting Erik Shoji Volleyball Consulting?
I love volleyball, I love coaching, and I love to see younger players want to get better. Unfortunately, with my volleyball career, I have very little time to give lessons or coach clinics in person. This service will allow me to teach and coach players remotely, even when I’m playing in Europe or traveling with Team USA around the globe.
I will watch each athlete’s of coach's video and provide written notes with technical feedback and recommendations. This is a technique we use frequently with Team USA after practices or matches. When in-person feedback from our coaches isn’t possible, they will deliver written feedback so our team is able to watch and analyze video on our own time and at our own convenience. I want to provide you with this same type of feedback, and I hope that you can take note and improve just like I do in my own career!
I am a firm believer in this method because I have seen it work so well for me and Team USA. Now, I believe I can make it work for you! View The Service page to see how I will be helping you to improve your game, or click below to get started! I look forward to helping YOU!
Volleyball Is Life