Few sports require more raw athletic talent than volleyball. The game is all about explosive leaping at the net, diving on the floor for digs and quick-twitch reactions.
So when El Dorado appointed Kris Borosvskis as the athletic department’s strength and conditioning coordinator, volleyball coach Derek (Stick) Easter knew exactly what he wanted for his players.
“I told him I wanted them jumping more,” Easter said. “I wanted them to be more explosive and things of that sort. He blew it out the water.”
Borosvskis works with all of El Dorado’s sports. He said the Lady Wildcats’ volleyball program has stood out with its effort in the weight room.
“Biggest transformation I’ve seen is probably our volleyball team within the culture of the girls,” Borosvskis said. “Not being successful, they’re hungry. They are hungry to win. They have come in and they’ve worked. Stick is doing a great job with them of building a culture of competition to where we want to be better than what we have been. They have been a group of athletes that have turned that switch. They come in and they almost run the workout themselves. I just step back and clap back and say, ‘Hat’s off to ya’ll. Ya’ll have done a phenomenal job.’ I’m excited for them.”
El Dorado’s volleyball program has struggled to find its footing with a lengthy list of coaches. Easter would seem to have provided some stability as he enters his third season as head coach.
The first step to winning is effort in the off-season. With the help of Borosvskis establishing a strong base, Easter believes his squad is ready to take the next step.
“He tells me that all the time. He tells me how proud he is of them because he doesn’t have a lot of trouble out of them,” Easter said of Borosvskis. “As the year went on, he told me they started to hold each other accountable. It wasn’t any bickering or back-and-forth. Now, we’re holding each other accountable. On all great teams, players usually run those teams and that’s how I want it. I want them to hold each other accountable. I want little to no involvement with accountability.”