Strength & Conditioning

Strength & Conditioning Training Begins @ COAST


COAST Performance is a strength, conditioning and agility program that develops athletes to become stronger and more dynamic.

COAST Performance takes a solid volleyball player and develops them into an elite volleyball athlete. We build the strength necessary to move quickly and efficiently and the power to elevate over blockers and to press over the net. Athletes will also develop movement patterns to avoid injury and enhance recovery.

Who should join COAST Performance?

High School Athletes (13-18 years) – Focus on taking athletes to levels they never imagined they could perform at – whether that’s making their varsity team or playing for a DI university. We work closely with college strength coaches to prepare high school athletes for high level volleyball programs.

Elite Athletes – Our elite athletes experience the same high level program as the junior and high school athletes, but are taken to the next tier of athletic development via a customized training menu developed to meet goals unique to each athlete.

About the Facility

The COAST facility is unlike anything else you will find in Southern California. There is 2,000 square feet containing state of the art equipment that rivals an Olympic training center. This dedicated training space is located down the street from COAST headquarters. The proximity is convenient and allows for a safe and distraction free environment to focus on the performance training at hand.

What to Expect

Expect to learn proper mechanics and movement and to be pushed to levels you didn’t think you could obtain. Expect to gain confidence as your strength, vertical and quickness improves. And know that COAST Performance is here to help you achieve your goals whether that be make an elite club team, earn a college scholarship, or compete on the AVP.

Meet the Coaches

Melissa Hinkley, MS, CSCS has been working with athletes in San Diego for the past 9 years. During that time, she has continually sought after new ways to increase power/vertical, speed and strength. While getting her Masters in Exercise Physiology, she studied under strength coaches at San Diego State and the University of San Diego. She worked with college athletes at both SDSU and USD before deciding to specialize on youth sports performance. Since then, she has visited with some of the top strength coaches in the country in order to develop an elite program. The role of a Performance coach is multifaceted, but she likes to say she earns Division I scholarships for athletes.

Melissa played basketball and softball in college, had a brief stint at the Olympic training Center playing rugby, and now competes in beach volleyball.

Melissa has worked with hundreds of volleyball players of all ages and all levels. She has helped young athletes develop the foundation necessary to excel at higher levels, and high school athletes earn Division I scholarships. She customize training to fit the needs of each player and maximize their innate strengths and eliminate weaknesses.

Bobby Congalton, MS, CSCS has been working with athletes in San Diego for the past 9 years. Bobby is both a strength coach and movement specialist. He is one of the few strength coaches to blend the science of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization with today’s latest sports performance models. Bobby believes that blending these two concepts allows his athletes to see the greatest gains, move most efficiently, ultimately creating powerful and injury free athletes. His foundation as a strength coach is based on the two ideas, “the little things are the big things” and to “never stop growing” in the gym and in life.

Training Options

Team Training (6 – 12 athletes):

  • 30-40 minute session immediately before or after practice
  • 2x per week $80/month
  • Small group and individualized private training can be customized upon request.

*Athletic development is a process, and we strongly recommend a 3 month commitment in order to see results.

Registration Instructions

If you are signing up for Team training, a private link will be emailed to you by your coach or team parent.

If you are signing up for private or small group sessions, please register on this page through the scheduler. You will need to register for your two days of training separately.

For example, if registering for Mondays & Wednesdays, select your Monday time and check out. Then, select your Wednesday time and check out.

Please direct all inquiries to: 
Melissa Hinkley Myers
[email protected]