Join us at the Inland Northwest Showcase Youth Volleyball Clinic. Saturday, May 6 from 9:30-11:30am.
This clinic will be led by coaches from Whitworth University under the direction of Head Coach, Kati Bodecker, and staffed by the All-League players participating in the Showcase. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from a collegiate coach and top high school players from the region.
Clinic participants will be split into age/skill appropriate groups. The clinic will teach the skills and techniques necessary to play volleyball through fun drills, exercises and games that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving.
This clinic is for boys and girls ages 8-14.
About Coach Bodecker:
Entering her ninth year as head volleyball coach, Kati Bodecker continues to rack up Northwest Conference championships for Whitworth University. After a third place finish in her first season, the Pirates have claimed four NWC titles and two runner-up finishes in the next six seasons under Bodecker. Whitworth earned back-to-back-to-back NWC championships from 2014-2016 and won again in 2019. The Pirates finished second in the NWC in both 2017 and 2018. Whitworth also posted the best record in the NWC (10-2) during the COVID schedule of 2020-21. Bodecker has posted an overall record of 140-59 (.703) in her eight years guiding the Bucs, 101-23 (.814) in conference play. Only Steve Rupe (213, 1999-2012) and JoAnn Atwell-Scrivner (177, 1979-84) have won more matches at Whitworth than Bodecker.
Bodecker has guided 18 Whitworth players to All-Northwest Conference recognition, including NWC Players of the Year Maddye Dinsmore (2014), Jessica Schmautz (2018) and Emiko Kahler (2019).
Bodecker came to Whitworth after six successful seasons as the head volleyball coach of the Priest River Lamanna high school program. During her time at the helm, the Spartans posted five winning seasons and five state tournament appearances. Her teams finished second in the Intermountain League and in the district four of five years, and in 2012 the Spartans not only tied for first in the league, but they also finished as the Idaho 3A runner-up at the state tournament. She was named league Coach of the Year in 2007 and Idaho Co-Coach of the Year in 2012.
Bodecker also served as an assistant under former Whitworth head coach Steve Rupe in 2007 while she worked toward her Master’s Degree in teaching, with an endorsement in secondary English.
A graduate of Lakeside High School in Nine Mile Falls, Bodecker received an athletic scholarship to the University of Idaho, where she was a four year starter. On the all-time Vandals leaders list, Bodecker is eighth in kills per set and tied for ninth in single season kills. She led the team in three categories in 2004—kills, kill attempts and kills per set. Under the direction of head coach Debbie Buchanan, Bodecker earned a spot on the All-Big West Conference First Team and led the Vandals to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances as a sophomore and junior. Idaho broke an eight year drought in 2003, as the volleyball program earned its first NCAA postseason bid since 1995.