Led by Olympian and UCLA Hall of Famer, Annett Davis, as well as former AVP Professional Player Jason Lee, our goal is to empower children to become better athletes and citizens and help them on their way to making the Starting6! Jason and Annett teach their staff of coaches to train athletes from beginners on up. We are teachers of the game. Players will receive high-level instruction and guidance that will lead to individual growth, as well as a higher volleyball IQ. To us, character matters. Athletes will put in consistent work that leads to greater skills not only on but also off the court.
Our coaches have trained athletes helping them make their high school, and club volleyball teams. They have even coached athletes who have received college scholarships.
Henry Mayo Fitness and Health is a first class training facility located in the heart of Santa Clarita. This pristine air-conditioned facility is conveniently located inside of the Henry Mayo Fitness and Health Center and is where Starting6 proudly operates.
Annett started playing volleyball in the 7th grade. In high school she won a CIF Championship, and was voted CIF Player of the Year twice. She earned a scholarship and made the most of her opportunity at UCLA, being named Pac 10 Freshman of the Year while helping her team win the NCAA D-1 Championship (and playing in the championship game 2 more times). By the time she graduated she was a 2-time First Team All-American, and her senior year she was named the Pac 10 Player of the Year. After graduating she played a year professionally in Greece. Annett then transitioned to the beach earning the Sportsmanship, Special Achievement, Best Server, and Best Offensive Player, and MVP awards through the years. She and her partner were the first African-Americans to make the USA Olympic team in the sport of beach volleyball earning over $1,000,000 in the process. Most recently she was inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame!
Jason was a highly recruited high school volleyball player after winning Junior Olympics, the Berkeley Tournament and the Southern California Volleyball championships in 1996 with his teammates from LA Athletic Club. He continued his indoor career when he received a scholarship to play at Loyola Marymount University. At LMU Jason played with best friend, then future 4x Olympian and gold medalist, Reid Priddy. Together they led the team to a #6 national ranking after defeating the #1 Long Beach State team in the playoffs in 2000. Though 6’ 6” tall, Jason was known for his passing and defense and was #2 in the NCAA in digs per game his senior season as an outside hitter. Jason has coached both indoor and beach volleyball and in 2008 was named CIF coach of the year after taking the Pacifica Christian High School Seawolves girls varsity to the State Championship.