Welcome to Our Athlete Development Center
The Foundry is dedicated to building your game through our 43,000 square foot sports facility and sports experts. Age and ability is a non-factor under our roof.
The Foundry offers key components to aid our athletes in game success. No matter the sport, we offer training to improve speed, agility and skill. We have phenomenal coaches teaching clinics, camps or club leagues throughout the year. Fitness classes are also available for the individuals who are just training for life. The Foundry is also available for private functions such as parties, corporate events, expos and health fairs.
What is The Foundry?
With accurate court markings and interchangeable court functions we are able to accommodate a variety of different sports. This versatility is one of our greatest strengths, and yet one more service component you can’t find elsewhere. Possibilities range from Volleyball to Basketball and Futsal, from Tennis to Pickleball – all without compromising the integrity of the game. With 30 feet of clear height and 17 automated curtains, The Foundry has the unique ability to be divided up into several areas if needed. For example, any combination of volleyball, basketball, futsal, tennis and pickleball can be played simultaneously under one roof.
What is the location and hours?
The Foundry is open from 8:00am – 8:00pm Monday through Friday and closed on the weekends. However, extended or weekend hours for events may be arranged through prior notice.
If you are just dropping off a player between the hours of 3pm – 7pm, you may unload them by the front door (the door is locked any other hours). If you plan to stay awhile, The Foundry has a large parking lot located in the back of the building (where our main entrance is). Please abide by our 5 mph speed limit and the traffic light in the driveway, to ensure safety for all drivers.
Who is The Foundry for?
How do I sign up?
Who to contact for specific reason
- Matt Krebs is our Principal Director and can be contacted for Sponsorship, Corporate Alliances or Business inquiries. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nadine Waeghe is our Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist and best approached for questions involving Wellness, Health and Sports Medicine. email@example.com
- Jillian Bivert is our Program Director and can answer any questions regarding Futsal, Pickleball, Badminton, Tennis, Indoor Golf, Court Rentals, Open Gyms, Scheduling, and Tournaments. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Heidi Alvarado is our Project Director and can handle any requests about Parties, Events, Marketing, Public Relations and Community Outreach. email@example.com
- David Taufoou is the LEMO Foundation Director and all questions regarding LEMO tryouts, sponsorship, donations and media can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ali Magner is our Volleyball Director and can be contacted for your Club Volleyball Team inquiries. email@example.com
Foundry Facility Rules
- Happiest in snow
- Could live on Chipotle
- Loves farmers markets
- Always color matches
- Quotes 'Despicable Me'
- Co-coaches with fiancé
- Orange/Pink everything
- Fluent in Spanish
Encore Volleyball Club Director
Magner brings over 13 years of both collegiate playing and coaching experience. In 2008 Magner joined the inaugural athletic staff at the Academy of Art University and became a part of NCAA history. The Academy of Art University started an entire Division II collegiate program completely from scratch and is the only art school in the country that is a member of the prestigious NCAA. Magner was a member of the Academy of Art volleyball program, which included stints as, assistant coach, associate head coach and ultimately head coach. Magner also served as an Assistant Athletic Director during her time at the Academy of Art University.
Coach Magner arrived at the Academy of Art University with a wealth of experience from both coaching and playing at the Division I level. She spent two seasons at Western Carolina University as assistant coach of the Catamounts. In 2004, Magner was offered the assistant coach’s position at the University of Alabama Birmingham. In addition to assisting with on-the-floor coaching, Magner worked primarily with the middle blockers. She was also involved in practice planning, recruiting, event management, equipment, team travel, summer camps and team marketing; all of which made her a viable option for the interim head coach position in 2005. Magner, who was the second-youngest head coach in Division I collegiate volleyball, led the UAB Blazers to a 14-13 record, snapping an eight-year slide of sub-.500 finishes and doing so with only nine players. The Magner-led 2005 UAB volleyball squad turned things around for the greatest single-season improvement in school history with 14 wins including eight consecutive victories to open the season.
A native of Lake Oswego, Oregon, Magner spent two seasons as a student-athlete with the North Carolina State Wolfpack volleyball team. She transferred to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and was a two-year letter winner for the Blazers in 2001 and 2002. Magner graduated with a degree in marketing and a minor in international business. She also completed her MBA at UAB in 2006.
Magner is currently the Head Volleyball Coach at Sacred Heart Preparatory – Atherton. Additionally she is the Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of The LEMO Foundation.
- Rides a beach cruiser
- LEMO Foundation
Monsoon Volleyball Club Director
- Very skilled artist
- Nicest human being
Ali Tyson Taufoou
Encore Assistant Club Director
Ali then attended a local junior college where she received a full-scholarship as a libero/setter and received Most Valuable Player her sophomore year. From there she attended Menlo College and played her senior year while earning her Bachelor’s in Business Administration. She then received a full-scholarship to fulfill her last year of eligibility at the Academy of Art University where she played both volleyball and basketball. She was team captain, received All-State Nominations and was voted Most Inspirational. Ali completed her MFA in Advertising while pursuing her passion of coaching and mentoring. She served as the graduate assistant volleyball coach for the Academy of Art University for one year and filled the Assistant Coach role the following three years.
Ali, her husband “T”, & twin Allison Magner now run a non-profit organization called the LEMO Foundation (out of the Foundry). LEMO focuses on mentoring high school students through life skills, athletics & academics. Their mission is to inspire youth to discover their greatness. And they strive to continue to get all their “Playmakers” into college. Ali, along with Ali Magner, coaches Varsity volleyball at Sacred Heart Prep.
Outside of LEMO and volleyball, Ali enjoys visiting her family in Missouri, spending time with her husband, playing sports, and swimming in any body of water; lake, ocean, pool!
- Runs everyday
- LEMO Foundation
Monsoon Assistant Club Director
Prior to joining Encore, Rocky coached power and area at Paye’s Performance for three years, assisting her 13′s team with a 5th place finish at JO’s in 2009. Previous to her current position as the Freshmen & JV Head coach & assisting Varsity for Hillsdale High volleyball, Rocky was the head JV coach at Menlo School. Rocky is aspiring to become a residential realtor and take on a co-director position for the Monsoon volleyball club. In her spare time, Rocky enjoys rock climbing, playing in local volleyball leagues, and being outdoors.
- Originally from Texas
- Likes rock cimbing