Our Mission

Led by 2 time Olympic & Professional Player, Cilene Drewnick
First club in DFW with a Sports Dietitian on staff
Volleyball Specific Injury Prevention and Conditioning
Emphasis on fundamentals – repetition and muscle memory
All coaches trained under our Coaching Development Program to ensure consistency
Strong College Recruiting Program
Network with the best volleyball coaches, players and administrators in the world
Community service and volunteering opportunities
Family atmosphere


Instinct was founded in 2008 and is led by 2 former professional and Olympic athletes. Our Head Trainer is a 2 time Brazilian Olympic volleyball player and renowned coach and clinician. We are a very competitive volleyball club and our philosophy is to emphasize sound fundamentals and provide individualized attention while training athletes for sports and life in general. We bring exclusively to our athletes the best training processes in the world developed from our experiences as high level athletes and from our ongoing relationships with the top coaches and athletes in the world. We will also push our athletes mentally and strategically because we have faced and conquered every challenge they will face in their athletic careers. We have been there!!!

Instinct coaches are trained by our Head Trainer to implement the Instinct System. This system has helped our teams win both USAV and AAU National Championships, National medals, National Qualifiers Championships and medals, NTR Regional and Ranking tournaments and many more.


Our recruiting program is outstanding with 100% of our seniors receiving college scholarships. Instinct Alumni have received many team and individual awards while playing in college. Check our Recruiting page for more info.


Our coaching staff is led by our Head Trainer, 2 time Olympian, Cilene Drewnick. She is one of the most successful clinicians in the USA and shares all her knowledge with a very professional and experienced staff. All this knowledge is shared with our athletes.

Player Development

Instinct has developed and trained several nationally recognized athletes in just a few years of existence. Our athletes are easily recognized for their sound fundamentals, knowledge of the game and mental toughness.  We have a plan for our athletes.

Instinct Cares

Instinct strives to develop all athletes  to be great citizens. Besides offering high quality training, we offer several community service and volunteering opportunities through our Instinct Cares program. Throughout the years, our families have actively participated in the communities around Instinct.