Michigan Elite Head West-Side Trainer, 15 Mizuno Coach
20 Years of Coaching Experience
Mayssa (Bazzi) Cook has been with Michigan Elite Volleyball Academy since 2015 and has over 20 years of volleyball coaching experience at the high school and club level. Since joining Mi Elite seven years ago, Mayssa has always been a Mizuno level coach, a Lead Trainer, runs our Westside sand volleyball program, and runs numerous camps.
In 2021, Mayssa earned a second-place finish with her 17 Mizuno team at AAU Nationals in Orlando, FL. In 2022, Mayssa is coaching our 15 Mizuno team and trains hundreds of athletes in her Mayssa’s Aces and Mayssa’s Mini’s programs. In 2019, Mayssa was awarded by American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) as the 12U Coach of the Year.
Mayssa is the Marian High School Varsity Coach where she has led her team to the Class A State Championship in 2021 and 2020. This past season, Mayssa was honored by AVCA as their High School Co-Coach of the year for 2021. As well as High School Coach of the Year by Volleyball Magazine. While at Marian HS, Mayssa coached and trained Ava Brizard (Mi Elite 18 Mizuno), Ava is a two-time Gatorade Player of the Year and 2021 MIVCA Miss Volleyball. Additionally, at the high school level, in 2015, her third season as the Varsity coach, Mayssa led Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard to their first Class B State Championship.
Back at the club level, in 2016 she was recognized by AVCA as a “30 Under 30” recipient, an award given to the 30 most talented and ‘Up and Coming’ coaches under the age of 30. In 2015, her 13U National Team won the AAU State Championship in the Open division. She was subsequently named the Coach of the Year.
Prior to Mayssa’s coaching career, she had received numerous accolades as a player at Wayne State University and Schoolcraft College.
Mayssa’s Aces is designed for the more experienced athlete seeking to improve their overall skills and gain more game-like experience. Most sessions focus on a particular skill such as attacking, defense, setting, or serve/receive. Players will learn the technical aspects of all positions in a fast-paced, game-like environment.
There is also a strong emphasis on developing a player’s overall skill set and volleyball IQ. Aces places a focus on fundamentals with constant feedback in an upbeat, fun, and energetic setting.
Semi-Private lessons are a great way to improve upon a specific skill in a small group setting. Sign up for attacking, defense, setting, or serve/receive to sharpen your mechanics. As these sessions are eight or less athletes, there is more attention to breaking down each movement of a skill. These smaller group sessions are a great way to improve the skill of your choice so you transition your skill to the volleyball court.
Private lessons offer you the highest level of individual attention. Mayssa will work with you on whatever skillset you desire. These sessions are deeply focused on your game and developing the specific skill you choose for your lesson. Private lessons are recommended for athlete’s attempting to improve on one specific skill such as defensive platform, arm swing, setting positioning, or serving. You will benefit from breaking down each skill and rebuilding it with the proper mechanics.