Our Story

The focus of Spartan Volleyball Academy is to strengthen the player, parent, and coach relationship in youth sports so that athletes of all ages can develop and achieve their individual goals.  What we do is challenge the status-quo, inspire, empower and unify coaches, parents, and athletes.

Our journey involves teaching life lessons such as mastering hardship, handling setbacks, trusting your teammates, sacrificing individual needs for the benefit of the group, emotionally dealing with winning and losing, good sportsmanship, honesty, integrity, fair play, professionalism, and more.

Our Founders

Steve Jones


Steve has distinguished experience playing competitive volleyball.  Ask him about Beach Volleyball legends he has challenged! 

Career Highlights

  • AVP appearances, Cuervo Gold Boulder Open, 1983-84 
  • 1ST Team All-League, Outside Hitter and Setter, Golden West Junior College, 1977-79 
  • 5TH  Place, Boys Junior Olympics, 18s Division, 1976   

Steve is a local legend; coaching in the community since 1999, and coaching boys and girls high school volleyball since 2010.  He has an impressive club volleyball record with repeat finishes in the top ten at the world’s largest girls’ volleyball tournament, The Volleyball Festival.   

Impressive Accomplishments:    

  • 3 - 1ST Place Champions, 14s and 15s Divisions 
  • 9 – TOP TEN finishes 
  • 2 - Junior National bids 
  • 2015 Coach of the Year, Viper Volleyball 

Notable Teams Steve has trained  2007-2017:   

  • 14-2 Elite Team 
  • 15 Steve (11TH Overall Junior Olympics, 16-Club Division)
  • 15-1 Elite (15TH Place AAU, Open Division) 
  • 15-2 Elite Team 
  • 16 Steve (finished 14TH Overall, Volleyball Festival) 
  • 16-1 Elite Team 
  • 16-2 Elite Team 
  • 16 Local (played for the Spike-Fest Championship Title) 
  • Temecula 18 Vemma (5TH Place Junior Olympic Finals, American Division)    

Steve lives in Menifee and has three grown children, Raechel, Matt, and Missy.  He enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Stacey. 

Yasser L. Aguila Todd


Yasser began his journey coaching as an Assistant Coach for Coach Steve in July 2015.  

After spending 11 years of Honorable service in the U.S. Marine Corps, Yasser hopes to be a role model for all around him.  

As a Coach, he hopes to instill positive values in the players he interacts with.  He aims to inspire players to do more than they think they can, to entertain possibilities that stretch the limits of their beliefs.  He strives to get to know the athlete as a person and to inspire athletes to believe in themselves.  

"My goal is to ensure your son or daughter is having fun, improving, and your family is enjoying the experience" 

Yasser is very passionate about what he does.  


Yasser currently lives in Temecula, CA with his wife Jocelyn and their three children: Sofia (7), Giovanni (3) and Marizza (15).  Yasser continues to visit Cuba, his hometown, to remain connected with his family.  

Yasser loves dancing to Latin music with his wife, as well as spending time outdoors, camping, hiking and much more.  

When he is not at the Gym, Yasser loves Jiu-Jitsu, running, swimming, scuba diving, playing chess, and Table Tennis.   

Connect with Yasser and find out about his professional background on LinkedIn.