Our coaching staff for the 2015-2016 will be announced soon.




Cilene has a passion for volleyball that shows in her great resume as an Olympic and Professional athlete and also in her coaching life where she keeps receiving outstanding feedback from parents and athletes. She played in two Olympic Games and professionally for 16 years. She was coached by several top international coaches including: Jose Roberto Guimaraes (Head Coach Brazil Women's Volleyball team- 3 Olympic Gold medals), Bernardo Resende (Head Coach Brazil Men's Volleyball team- 1 Olympic Gold medal, 3 Olympic Silver medals and 2 Olympic Bronze medals ), Marco Bonitta (Head Coach Poland Women's Volleyball team), Giovanni Caprara (Head Coach Russia Women's Volleyball team). Most recently, as a coach, Cilene participated in the training of the USA Youth National team in 2009 and the Brazilian Youth and Juniors National teams in 2008. Cilene has been invited to coach in clinics around the USA, and has provided consulting for clubs in Texas and Florida. Cilene developed our Instinct System. This system draws from all the experiences she acquired as a World Class Volleyball player and her network with the best players and coaches in the world. Cilene oversees the training of all our teams and actively participates in the training sessions along with our head and assistant coaches. She has great professional relationships with the top college programs in the US including Penn State, Nebraska, Hawaii, UCLA and many others as well as great connections with the top leaders in the USVA and the Brazilian Volleyball Federation. In 2010-2011, Cilene and her team, Instinct 17 Tigers National, became the National Champions in the Girls Junior National Championships held in Atlanta. This was Instinct's first National Championship in only its 3rd year of existence and first year fielding a team at this age group. In 2011-2012, Cilene led the 17 Tigers National to a second place finish in the National Championships held in Columbus, OH. She also helped our 18 Lions obtain a bid to the Nationals. In 2012-2013 Cilene focused on developing our 12 Lynxes Wild which made incredible progress throughout the season and advanced to the Gold Bracket at the AAU National Championships. Cilene is a well known clinician around the country and has presented for 150+ coaches in several occasions. In 2012, Cilene was a featured speaker at the AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) during the NCAA Final 4 in San Antonio.

Team: 12 Lynxes Wild Head Coach and 16 White Tigers Wild Assistant Coach
SPECIALTY TRAINING- Head Trainer of All teams




Eduardo played college and professional basketball. His involvement with volleyball started many years ago with beach and indoor volleyball tournaments in the US. Eduardo later participated as a volunteer in the training sessions for the Brazilian Women's volleyball team while Cilene was a member of the team. He specifically helped and coached in the middle blockers' training. He has coached youth basketball and volleyball and has run many volleyball camps and clinics. Eduardo has a bachelors degree in Physical Education and Sports Management and a MBA in International Business, Marketing and Finance. Eduardo has vast knowledge in the field of Sports Performance Training and developed many programs for youth sports in Brazil. He oversees our Volleyball Specific Physical Training. At Instinct, Eduardo's teams have qualified for Nationals and finished in the top 10 in the NTR rankings every season. Last season, Eduardo coached the 16 White Tigers Wild to a great season with strong performances at the AAU National Championships in Orlando and USAV Nationals in Dallas. In 2011-2012, he coached the 15 Cheetahs National to a 4th place finish at Regionals and helped in training sessions for the 17 Tigers National that qualified for Nationals and finished 2nd place in the nation. In 2010-2011, his 16 White Tigers National qualified to play in the OPEN Division at the Girls Junior National Championships in Atlanta by finishing 4th in the Lone Star National Qualifier. He also coached the 14 Leopards National a team that improved tremendously through the season and climbed up the NTR rankings. In 2009-2010, Eduardo's 15 Tigers E qualified in the OPEN division by finishing 3rd place in the Lone Star Qualifier and finished ranked 4th in the North Texas Region. In 2008-2009, his team, 14 Tigers, secured a spot to Nationals by winning the North Texas Regional Championship.

Team: 15 Cheetahs Wild Head Coach and 17 Tigers Wild Assistant Coach




utritionist | Eve Rodgers


Eve Rodgers,RD, CSSD, LD, is Instinct VBC's exclusive Sports Nutritionist. A frequently requested speaker, Eve is a Registered Dietitian (RD), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), past certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT), and nutrition counselor. Some of the organizations and teams she currently consults for are: Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas, Michael Johnson Performance, Instinct Volleyball Club, Leukemia Society’s Team in Training Programs in DFW, and YMCA Downtown Dallas. 

Eve earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Coordinated Dietetics from Texas Christian University. She also has a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Texas. Eve is a member of numerous professional organizations including: Dallas Dietetic Association’s Executive Board and Speaker’s Bureau; American Dietetic Association (ADA); Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists (SCAN); Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE); National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and International Sports Nutrition Society (ISSN).   

Team: All