Keith Raniere and volleyball with photos

Keith Raniere’s website claims he excelled in volleyball when he was a youth.


When he lived in Clifton Park, Keith Raniere played volleyball at night.

If you were not an invited NXIVM insider, you could not attend.

According to the New York Times, “By many accounts, Mr. Raniere sleeps during the day and goes out at night to play volleyball or take female followers for long walks.”

According to his own website, referring to his childhood athleticism, and in particular judo, claims he  “excelled in numerous other sports including volleyball, tennis, table tennis, diving, softball, cycling and skiing.”

Keith Raniere has played volleyball for years.

In what appears to be an authentic blog post in 2009, he describes his volleyball play as  “my somewhat poor but earnest volleyball skills”.

The Albany Times Union wrote in 2012 that Mr. Raniere “loves choral singing and leads regular volleyball matches with NXIVM followers.”

McLeans Magazine wrote in 2010: “Raniere plays volleyball, for which he has a passion.”

Before he left Clifton Park for Monterrey, Mexico, Mr. Raniere could be seen by approved female students when he played late night volleyball at Hayner’s Sports Barn on Rt. 236 in Half Moon, across from Town Hall. The courts were rented, after business hours, by Mr. Raniere’s students for his enjoyment.

Several ex-members of DOS and NXIVM told Frank Report that a lot of pressure was placed on certain women to attend nighttime volleyball games to watch Mr. Raniere play.

Several women who attended the long hours-NXIVM Intensives were pressured to come to the late night volleyball games, which they said cut into their sleep time, which was already reduced since the Intensives began early in the morning and continued until night.

It is not known if Mr. Raniere is playing night volleyball in Mexico and permitting his followers to play or watch him play.

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More pictures PLEASE
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5 years ago

You can tell he has some ups. Hate to take one of his spikes off my dome.
I’d love it if someone could post some video of Keith batting in softball.
I’m buying in a little more to Keith “trying hard to compete in sofball and volleyball” than “he was the NY State sprint champion and East Coast Judo champion.”

5 years ago

I hated volleyball. Keith plays like a girl

5 years ago

Ar those Velcro shoes? And knee pads?? Nah way.

About the Author

Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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