Coaches Testimonials

See What Coaches Have to Say About Their Experience on Tour with BIP

No other sports travel company has hosted more volleyball teams internationally than Bring It Promotions. And we’re now offering tours to more regions of the world than ever before. View a complete list of past volleyball tours dating back to 1996. We strongly encourage you to reach out to coaches in your conference to learn more about their team’s foreign tour experience with BIP. Browse through the testimonials below to see what coaches are saying about their foreign tour with BIP.  Contact us now to inquire about a custom tour for your team.

Impossible to beat the opportunity that Bring It provides. No US Volleyball tour company understands the international volleyball scene better. They understand the level of the collegiate teams that are traveling and the teams they are playing. They can provide the experience you are looking for and more than you could imagine. We have been ecstatic with our experiences with them.

Kevin Hambly
Kevin Hambly Stanford Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

This is the 14th year that USA Volleyball has recognized a trip of this nature organized and managed by Bring It Promotions (BIP). The experience gained by the athletes and coaches simply can not be obtained through domestic play. The USAV/BIP partnership has worked well in that USA recommends coaches and athletes for invitation and Bring It provides post-trip reports on everyone on the trip.

Tom Pingel
Tom Pingel USA Volleyball

The Princeton Men’s Volleyball team had never been on an international tour, so to go with BringItUsa to Nicaragua for our first one set the bar extremely high for future tours! The tour could not have been more perfect. It was the exact right balance between competition, community service, and relaxation/team bonding time. BIP is so connected to the local community, it is so effortless for them to integrate teams into the local culture. The guys loved working with the local schools and teaching volleyball to local kids. Playing in the outdoor stadium with music blaring is an experience the guys will not soon forget. BIP is a top notch organization and really the only company that can offer this kind of experience. Our women’s team will head to Nicaragua for the same great experience this coming Winter. We can’t wait to tour again with BIP in 2018. One thing is certain – PrincetonVolley will always tour with BIP!

Sam Shweisky
Sam Shweisky Princeton University Head Mens Volleyball Coach

Our trip to Nicaragua was life changing for our athletes and coaches.  Although the many fun activities (zip line, surfing, playing volleyball, shopping) were wonderful, our time with the children of Nicaragua will stay with us forever.  We feel blessed to have had this wonderful experience.  Brooke did such an amazing job of making the trip so easy as she had every detail taken care of so we could just take the experience in. I highly recommend this trip to high school and college teams looking for something more than just a vacation, but something impactful.

Kirsten Bernthal Booth
Kirsten Bernthal Booth Creighton University Athletics Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

Highest possible rating by A5 and our staff for Bring it USA and Brooke Rundle for their leadership and stewardship of our athletes and group on our recent Brazil trip. From our amazing Samba experience, to the beaches of Rio to staying and playing at the Brazilian National Volleyball Training Center our experience on this trip changed our lives forever. Attention to detail, knowledge of the possibilities and a stellar tone and approach to the trip was of the highest order. A5 is honored and humbled to have had this opportunity through Bring it USA. We will be back. Our trust and belief in what Bring it USA is doing and actually did for our athletes and staff ensures our continued participation in future events of this nature. We can’t wait.

Bob Westbrook
Bob Westbrook A5 Volleyball Club

Our tour to China was a once in a lifetime experience for our players and program.  BIP and Chris Chen provided an incredible two week volleyball concentrated tour that really challenged and matured out returning team.  Being in China was a cultural education on top of playing the game at an extremely high level.  There is no doubt that our team will significantly benefit from this experience.

Craig Skinner
Craig Skinner University of Kentucky Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

Our team had a great experience in Nicaragua.  We were able to take part in meaningful and substantive service projects; we enjoyed cultural, historical, and “fun” activities throughout the trip; and the competition was exactly what we needed to get ready for our season.  Tim, Brooke, and everyone at BIP are professionals, they are volleyball people, and they live their mission to help others–my players and my staff could not have asked for a better tour.

Matthew Darling
Matthew Darling Gannon University Head Volleyball Coach

This was my second trip with Brooke and BIP, the first being to Nicaragua and the second being a last minute change to Costa Rica. Brooke and her staff was nothing short of phenomenal. The trip was a perfect balance of volleyball, service, exploring, and adventure. Our team was able to grow together, learn, and be bonded in a way that is unique to the experience of traveling internationally. BIP provides an opportunity that is impossible to beat.

Jenna Ness
Jenna Ness Loras College Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

At Sonoma State University the complete student athlete experience is paramount. Having the opportunity to bring our team to Europe is a memory that will last long after the wins and losses fade away. It was a stretch for our athletic department, but Bring It provided such an amazing experience for our girls, we are already preparing for our next trip in four years.

Edward Grassl
Edward Grassl Head Womens Coach, Sonoma State University

Our team trip to Nicaragua provided us with many fun, educational and inspirational experiences. Brooke’s knowledge about and passion for the people of Nicaragua allowed us to immerse ourselves into their culture. The combination of volleyball, service and team time was perfect. I highly recommend this trip – the country and people are beautiful. Your team will be exposed to life lessons and memories not to be missed! Brooke’s attention to detail to meet our team’s needs was exceptional. This is my second trip with BIP and there will be more to come!

Sharon Dingman
Sharon Dingman Head Coach University of Chicago

If you are looking for an experience that is incredibly meaningful, adventurous fun, and creates better volleyball players – the trip to Nicaragua with BIP is exactly what you want! We are always looking for ways that athletics and volleyball can support the mission of our institution to prepare graduates to serve in strategic capacities, to renew minds, live out truth, and transform culture. This trip is not simply about being a tourist. You will have rich experiences in the culture where your athletes can use their individual talents and skills to support meaningful work. And when you do have time to be a tourist, it’s more than fun, it’s an adventure – once in a lifetime experiences that you can’t do in the same way anywhere else. Finally, while the Nicaraguan National Team is lacking resources compared to many teams in Latin America, they made us better players. They are aggressive servers, put great swings on any ball, learn how to adjust to your hitters quickly, and our team made a long list of things they learned by playing that team. If you want to make a lasting impact on the hearts and minds of your players, I cannot recommend this trip highly enough.

Gretchen Hunt
Gretchen Hunt Head Coach Women’s Volleyball, Bethel College

Bring it Promotions set up the trip of a lifetime for our young ladies and staff. The balance between quality volleyball and day after day of epic adventures with great people are a part of the treasured memories. The time we spent traveling by bike, although a little touristy, is such a great way to see cities! The Waves biked through Milan, Vienna, and Maribor and had different, but good experiences on all three adventures. The bike ride into the town center in Maribor was absolutely beautiful and full of charm.

Scott Wong
Scott Wong Head Coach Women’s Volleyball, Pepperdine

Both of our programs here at BYU have had the fortune of traveling with Bring It and Tim Kelly.  Each trip has been a “once in a lifetime” trip for our student-athletes and staff.  Tim communicated perfectly and promptly about every little detail of our trip so that we could enjoy the time as a team.  His insight into a “foreign tour experience” is based on his long standing relationship with coaches around the world and his genuine love of travel and foreign culture. He goes above and beyond to connect with each of our players and guests and has himself formed relationships and friendships that continued on after the trip had concluded.  BIP is the best in the business and we’ve never considered anyone else when we’ve had the opportunity to travel foreign because we know no one else has the connections and knowledge that BIP provides.

Shawn Olmstead
Shawn Olmstead Head Coach BYU Men’s Volleyball

EMU volleyball just finished our first ever foreign trip to Costa Rica.  We had an unbelievable experience that perfectly aligned with our three pillars of EMU Volleyball:  Service, Competition and Personal Growth.  Volleyball clinics to matches in San Jose to surfing and zip-lining through the jungle, made lasting memories and deepened relationships going into preseason.  Our guide (Brooke) through Bring It Promotions gave us a top notch tour, and now are fired up to plan another trip in four years.  

Kimi Olsen
Kimi Olsen Head Coach Eastern Michigan University Volleyball

Iowa State Volleyball had an incredible trip to Argentina and Peru. Argentina was memorable for the level of volleyball, the size of the crowds and the atmosphere in the gym – the fans were loud, excited to be there, and great fun before, during and after matches. The ARG coaches and players were so warm and welcoming, we had a wonderful time interacting with them. Peru’s volleyball was good, and the touring and site seeing was unforgettable. Cuzco, Peru and the towns on the way to Machu Picchu are now some of my favorite in the world.  We had a lot of pinch-myself moments on this trip, and of course our guides were just awesome. Highly recommend this part of the world for both the volleyball and the cultural experience.

Christy Johnson-Lynch
Christy Johnson-Lynch Head Coach Iowa State Volleyball

Our trip to Costa Rica was truly a once in a lifetime experience. BIP was able to blend community service, eco-tourism, cultural education, and high level competition with indoor and beach volleyball! Brooke is so well connected with the indoor/beach scene and did an excellent job planning beach tournaments and indoor scrimmages. Our guide Bastin was also first class! His attention to detail and organization took the weight off of our coaching staff and allowed all of us to truly enjoy the experience and be present in every moment with our athletes. The impact this trip will have on our young women will last a lifetime. We are forever grateful to BIP.

Armen Zakarian
Armen Zakarian Head Indoor/Beach Volleyball Coach, West Valley College

Traveling to Europe is an amazing opportunity for our student-athletes. BIP provides a unique way to educate our athletes while playing high level volleyball around the world; a first class operation.

Jerritt Elliott
Jerritt Elliott University of Texas Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

I felt our team trip to Nicaragua had an ideal balance of time with kids at the schools, on court volleyball, free time, and fun activities for our players. Playing the Nicaragua team, when they had all their players and were at full strength was a good challenge for our team in terms of level of play.

Shelton Collier
Shelton Collier Wingate University Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

Our team had an amazing experience on our Foreign Tour to Costa Rica!  It was exactly what we were looking for in the programs first foreign tour experience.  Our guide, Brooke, did an amazing job of building the program that we requested and in making some unplanned and last minute alterations.  She was with us for every part of the trip and even took the time to connect with our players as she shared some of her volleyball experiences.  I can’t wait to do another trip with BIP in four years!

Darrin McBroom
Darrin McBroom Drake University Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

The global challenge provides a great overseas volleyball experience. The level of competition combined with the cultural experience and location make it well worth the trip. I have great memories on and off the court.

Mike Sealy
Mike Sealy UCLA Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

Our 2018 trip to Costa Rica was our third tour with Bring It Promotions and each has been outstanding.  It is hard to put into words the positive impact these tours have on our program and our players.  Being able to blend the joys of international travel with competitive volleyball, service, learning different cultures and spreading our passion for volleyball is truly special.  We are so grateful to Brooke and BIP for providing such an amazing experience for our team in Costa Rica.

Jeff Meeker
Jeff Meeker Cornell College Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

Michigan Volleyball has gone on three different foreign tours with Bring It Promotions and each time has been an experience our student-athletes will treasure for a lifetime.  Tim and his staff do a wonderful job of taking care of every detail to make the trip special. The mixture of competitive volleyball and cultural experiences will be created with your program goals in mind.  Michigan wouldn’t take a foreign tour without using BIP.

Mark Rosen
Mark Rosen University of Michigan Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

Traveling to Nica was the perfect blend of great competition and community service.  It was by far and away one of the best trips for our entire program and we truly believe it helped us grow as both a team and as individuals. The Nicaragua National Team provided us competitive matches throughout our trip.  Their coaches and players were first class and challenged us both on and off the court to provide the perfect mix of volleyball and diverse interaction.

Melissa Stokes
Melissa Stokes Missouri State University Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

Princeton Women’s Volleyball just returned from Nicaragua, and we were blown away by the trip.  We are indebted to Bring It, Brooke and Bastin for making the trip so smooth and enjoyable.  Playing the Nicaraguan National Team was a treat, but the service component really made the trip meaningful and unforgettable.  There was also plenty of time to bond and relax.  I heard one of my players mid-trip say, “Today is the best day of my life…I thought yesterday was, but today is."

Sabrina King
Sabrina King Princeton University Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

This is our second trip with BIP and I couldn’t have been happier with our experience.  Brooke is outstanding with planning and organizing a great experience for our team.  She was awesome at meeting all our needs and providing an opportunity to travel to Puerto Rico that our girls will never forget. 

Jason Kepner
Jason Kepner College of Charleston Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

There are absolutely no words to describe this experience!  Brooke Rundle introduced us to the diverse Nicaraguan culture and allowed us to be immersed in one-on-one and group experiences.  There was a perfect balance between team bonding, volleyball and community service.  This experience was life changing for our players, coaches and parents.    Brooke is an absolute joy to work with!  The transportation and accommodations provided were great.  She is so in touch with the community, and allowed us to be part of the many programs in which she is involved.  The highlights of our trip was spending time with the local school children, working with a disabled adults program, and running volleyball clinics.  Our players also enjoyed meeting and playing against the Nicaraguan national and junior national teams.   The Nicaraguan landscape is quite diverse and very beautiful.  There were plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy it.  Each day was so well prepared, and was filled with an incredible amount of activities.  I would highly recommend this tour to any college or club program.   I truly feel it caused our players to reevaluate their priorities, and helped them to gain some insight to their futures.  We will forever remember Brooke and Nicaragua.   #nicawayoflife

Jerry Linch
Jerry Linch Co-director of Absolute Volleyball Academy of Texas (AVA)

What a privilege it was for Northwest University players and staff to travel to Nicaragua!  From the moment we landed, Brooke Rundle and Bring It Promotions maximized our experience both on and off the court.  The highlight of our trip was collaborating with Brooke to stage the first ever sitting volleyball clinic in Nicaragua.  The clinic not only allowed us to compete alongside disabled Nicaraguans but it demonstrated the power of competitive sport as a means to break down socio-economic barriers and serve others in completely unique cultural settings. It was one of the many life-changing event that none of us will ever forget. The trip absolutely exceeded our expectations in every category; playing the National Team, food and lodging, surf and sun, and serving the wonderful people of Nicaragua!  We can’t wait to go back!

Steven Bain
Steven Bain Head Volleyball Coach Northwest University

This was our second tour with Bring It Promotions and second time to Nicaragua.  The cultural experience and team bonding that occurred was priceless.  Everything from transportation, meals, and lodging was thoughtful and easy to execute.  I truly only had to worry about the volleyball.  I would 100% do it again and encourage those that haven’t to look into it.

Thanh Pham
Thanh Pham Head Coach Women’s Volleyball, University of St. Thomas

What an amazing experience for this team! The Nicaraguan people forever impacted us with their smiles and their simple, yet joyful, way of life.  Our experience stretched our comfort zone and grew our appreciation for the opportunities and resources that we have on a daily basis. We broke language barriers with the universal language of Volleyball and immersed into the day to day while working with children, disabled people, and other locals. We left Nicaragua with a better understanding of the world as well as what it means to be a Roadrunner!

Jenny Glenn
Jenny Glenn Head Coach Women’s Volleyball, Metropolitan State University of Denver

When we decided to take our first foreign tour to Africa we knew that we had a lot to figure out.  I turned to Tim and Bring It Promotions (BIP) to help make the trip a reality and they did not disappoint.  There were plenty of obstacles, but Tim handled them all quickly and efficiently.  Once on the ground Radovan was the perfect guide making sure we stayed on schedule and comfortable while traveling to a new continent.  Our staff and players were all on their first foreign tour and BIP were patient while we learned the process and completed our tour.  The end result was an unbelievable trip we will never forget.

  Shaun Kupferberg
Shaun Kupferberg Head Coach Women’s Volleyball, Howard University

Traveling to Puerto Rico with Bring It USA was packed full of fun, matches and  community service for our team. Each day was super organized and busy from morning until night. Our experiences seeing the history, playing volleyball and giving back gave our players the understanding of what defines a Doane University Tiger. 

Gwen Egbert
Gwen Egbert Head Coach Women’s Volleyball, Doane University

I really wanted to create a trip for our team that was off the beaten path.  Tim and his staff did a great job in organizing an incredible adventure in Brazil and Peru.  They were able to design a perfect blend of matches with the national teams in Saquarema and Lima, experience two of the seven wonders of the world in Christ the Redeemer and Machu Picchu and give back through community service in both countries. It was truly a transformational experience for our team that we are so grateful for.

Geoff Carlston
Geoff Carlston Head Coach Women’s Volleyball, Ohio State

Northern Lights Jr Volleyball has been traveling with BIP since 2005.  We have done 27 tours taking 43 teams and over 400 athletes to Europe.  Each tour has been phenomenal.   We have visited most of the European countries and we have played many of their Youth National Teams, something that would be very difficult to do without the BIP personal connections to those teams.   Each year we take 2-4 18’s teams on a 9 day trip to Italy where they play in multiple tournaments and visit Rome, Venice and other cities such as Verona & Milan.   We have had some unique cultural experiences playing against teams from around the world and then having dinner with them afterwards.   We have played in small towns where the entire town has packed the gym, had barbeques on mountains, had home cooked meals, gone on boat trips, seen the Bastille Day fireworks at the Eifel Tower with 200,000 other people, the list goes on and on.   All of this is at a cost which is exceptionally reasonable, and best of all Tim & Corey take care of all the details.  You just fly there and let them take care of you.    For those of you who run clubs here is what our Seniors say about their trip to Italy when they return.  “It was the best trip I have ever taken in my Jr career”.

Curt Glesmann
Curt Glesmann Northern Lights Jr Volleyball