About Us

Level Up Academy is a training facility providing quality volleyball training for athletes in and around the Long Beach and South Bay areas. The team at Level Up Academy want to provide our athletes with everything needed to take their game to the next level. We offer private training, small group training, beginner courses (Block Party), beach training (Beach Party), sports performance courses (Team & Work), and many more. It is our goal to provide premier training at an affordable cost so that we are able to grow the game of volleyball.

Meet The Team

JONATHAN CHARETTE

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Owner

Charette is a former professional volleyball player that trained with the United States National Team. He is Head Coach of Men's Volleyball at Long Beach City College where he also serves as a Strength & Conditioning Coach. LBCC MVB has won 3 State Titles under Charette, 5 Conference Titles including the last 4 consecutive years. Jon is able to train and matriculate athletes from the Junior College level to the NCAA and NAIA levels with consistency. He wants to replicate this opportunity for youth athletes looking to take their game to the next level with Level Up Academy.  

GERALD AQUININGOC

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Owner

Gerald is a former Coach of the Year for Boys Volleyball at Carson High School and a beach volleyball player trained under Olympic Gold Medalist, Eric Fonoimoana. He is an Assistant Coach of Men's Volleyball at Long Beach City College where he also serves as a Recruiter and Scout. Prior to joining forces with Charette at LBCC, Gerald won 3 Los Angeles City Section Championships, two at Carson and one at San Pedro for girls. Aquiningoc has close ties to the Carson community, Level Up Academy is his opportunity to give back through the game of volleyball. 

CHRISTOPHER CEBALLOS

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Owner

Ceballos is a former collegiate athlete at the University of Southern California. He is the Head Coach at Mary Star of the Sea High School for the Boys & Girls program. Ceballos is responsible for helping rebuild volleyball programs in and around the South Bay area. He started by rebooting his alma mater, St. Bernard Catholic High School's, volleyball program in 2011. In 2014, he took over girls volleyball at San Pedro High School where he would stay until 2020 after restoring their volleyball program to consistent championship contention. For Chris, Level Up Academy is the vehicle to drive our future generations forward in the right direction.

JERIEL APELAR

Sports Performance Trainer

Coach J is a premier certified Sports Performance Trainer. Apelar has developed his approach to Strength and Performance with a unique emphasis on jumping. His goal is to make our athletes stronger, balanced, and explosive. Injury prevention, functional strength and mobility are his priorities. Jeriel's attention to detail will give your athlete the exact amount of push they need to perform at a higher level. His personal experience as a collegiate volleyball player at LBCC and internationally in the Philippines makes his approach, pun intended, even more dynamic for our athletes.

ELIAS JIMENEZ

Pod Trainer

Coach Elias is the perfect Pod Trainer. Jimenez has tremendous experience having played high level volleyball from an early age. He uses his experience to help athletes see the game through his eyes. He has a unique way of transferring his knowledge of the game to younger athletes. He is currently training athletes between the ages of 12 to 16 and taking their games to the next level. Coach Elias has two kids that are standouts on their teams, Beatriz (LBCC) & Dante (LBVC 17's).

BEATRIZ JIMENEZ

Block Party Trainer

Coach Elias is the perfect Pod Trainer. Jimenez has tremendous experience having played high level volleyball from an early age. He uses his experience to help athletes see the game through his eyes. He has a unique way of transferring his knowledge of the game to younger athletes. He is currently training athletes between the ages of 12 to 16 and taking their games to the next level. Coach Elias has two kids that are standouts on their teams, Beatriz (LBCC) & Dante (LBVC 17's).

JOLENE ST. PIERRE

Block Party Trainer

Coach Elias is the perfect Pod Trainer. Jimenez has tremendous experience having played high level volleyball from an early age. He uses his experience to help athletes see the game through his eyes. He has a unique way of transferring his knowledge of the game to younger athletes. He is currently training athletes between the ages of 12 to 16 and taking their games to the next level. Coach Elias has two kids that are standouts on their teams, Beatriz (LBCC) & Dante (LBVC 17's).

 
CONTACT US

Level Up Academy

1695 E Del Amo Blvd, 

Carson, CA 90746.