The Director of Volleyball at Hill Country Indoor, Tyler Albarado, has been part of the volleyball community for over 17 years. From playing to coaching, Tyler has had a vast amount of experience in training volleyball players at all levels. Albarado’s teams have garnered numerous awards and have been highly respected at both the high school, junior club and collegiate club level. Additionally, she has coached many players who have gone on to play at DI, DII and Junior College levels.
At the club level, Tyler has coached numerous high caliber level teams that have qualified for nationals. In 2018, she was part of the Austin Performance 15s national team coaching staff where she assisted them to a USAV Girls Junior National Championship. In 2016, Tyler was awarded Coach of the Year after only having been part of the Austin Performance coaching Staff for one season. Tyler was also part of the Waco Juniors coaching staff from 2011-2013.
Additionally, Tyler has had the opportunity to coach many athletes in the private school sector. In 2016, Tyler was on the St. Michael’s Catholic Academy volleyball coaching staff where they won the TAPPS 5A State Championship. Other high school highlights include a 2018 St. Andrew’s Episcopal School 5th Place SPC finish, a 2017 St. Michael’s 7th Place TAPPS 5A finish and a 2011 Live Oak Classical School 5th Place TAPPS 2A finish.
Albarado assisted the 2016 University of Texas Women’s Club team to a 4th place finish in Division 1 at the NCVF National Championships. She also assisted the Baylor University Men’s Club team during the 2012 and 2013 seasons, seeing much success in the growth of the men’s sport.
Tyler is a native Austinite. This is where her love for the sport truly grew. She played club volleyball from ages 9-17, including Clint Small Middle School and James Bowie High School varsity team. Throughout her club tenure, Tyler played every position of the sport, helping her to really have a great understanding and supporting knowledge of what it takes to train each and every skill proficiently. A Baylor University alum, Tyler found her love for setting and defense truly blossom. She finds enjoyment in being able to break down each of those skills into finite details to create true mastery for every player she works with. Beyond skill development, Tyler believes that playing with purpose and passion is what helps elevate a player’s game. Every training session includes time dedicated to emphasize the importance of work ethic, leadership, accountability and selflessness. Tyler’s number one goal is to make sure that she is training kids how to holistically embody the attributes of a volleyball player.