OUR TRAINERS

Highly Skilled Professional Level Trainers

Listed below are the current trainers who provide regular training at Norfolk Indoor Sports Turf. Check our current calendar to view immediate open training sessions (by trainer and sport). Please check our Youth Training Program link to see dates, pricing, and schedule by trainer / sport for this September 2020 – December 2020.

Our trainers at NIST all share the philosophy to teach sound fundamentals in a safe, organized, positive, up-tempo environment. Interested in conducting your own training or team sessions at NIST? Please check our rental pricing packages by the hour or contact our staff about being listed on our website and schedule growing your customer base.


Womens Soccer – Julie James Doyle

Julie James Doyle has both experience as a professional and collegiate soccer player. A Baylor University grad, Julie ended her career at Baylor listed in the record books for goals, points scored, and minutes played. The two-time team captain became the first student-athlete in Baylor program history to earn the prestigious United Soccer Coaches All-America first team honors. Professionally Julie was drafted to Sky Blue FC, also signing with FC Dallas.

SPEED & AGILITY – Zohn Burden | G.A.M.E. Academy

A Virginia Beach native, Zohn Burden is a former All-Conference wide receiver at VMI. With 13 years of collegiate coaching experience, Burden has been an assistant coach at Old Dominion, Richmond, and most recently Virginia Tech. Coach Burden has tremendous recruiting experience, which he shares through his GAMEACADEMY program.

Quarterback Training – Tony Freeman “Coach Free” | QB Architects

A longtime 757 high school and private QB coach, Coach Free is experienced working with players of all experience levels. From first time beginners needing fundamental mechanic work to division 1 / professional quarterbacks looking for specific footwork, mechanic, and drill training.

Offensive Line Football Training – Brandon Carr | “Own the Line”

A Chesapeake native, Brandon Carr is a former Conference Champion offensive lineman at Old Dominion University. With 9 years of high school coaching experience, Brandon has started working privately with many of the top offensive line high school players in the 757.

Field Hockey Training – Julia Demeester

Julia is a former Old Dominion Field Hockey player with extensive knowledge training both youth and experienced field hockey players.  Playing on several club and national teams, she has gained tremendous experience in the sport.

Baseball Pitching & Hitting Training – Dexter Carter

Former Old Dominion standout pitcher Dexter Carter takes players through pitching mechanics, form, technique, pitch types & more.  Hitting instruction includes stance, swing, hip rotation, and hand work.

“Grit Camp” Body Weight Training

Kerri Phillips is a veteran group fitness instructor & personal trainer who loves to inspire & bring people together for great workouts.  Workouts are uptempo, covering multiple muscle groups that hit target heart rates during the workout & continue throughout the day with the “afterburn effect.”

Facility PHOTOS

Norfolk Indoor Sports Turf offers an 8,000 sq ft. facility equipped with a “field-turf” surface for year round indoor training. Designed for all sports and ages, NIST is perfect for training, practices, games, parties, & events. Check out the trainers, sports, and practices offered at NIST, or, “click-pay-play” to reserve the space yourself!