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-History in Olympic Beach Volleyball | By Martin P.

When you hear about beach volleyball you automatically think about the perfect duo Misty May-Treanor and Kerry Walsh Jennings, these volleyball players from California have made one of the most successful teams in any kind of sport and they are now named by some experts as the greatest beach volleyball team of all time, their record is absolutely impressive and they end their career the best way possible.Read more...

- How to Find Good Volleyball Players? | By Howard Walsh

The responsibility of getting good players for a volleyball team is for the captain of the team and mostly the coach both need each other to define what kind of players are lacking on the team and what kind of skills they are looking for members' team if they need blockers or someone in the attack and other kind of skills like discipline or leadership, so to respond the question you need to see the group from the bottom.Read more...

-Scoring Instinct | By Thomas burke

There are so many different players with different styles, skills and ways to learn and coaches with very singular philosophies ways to see the game and strategies for a volleyball team but volleyball practices and training for all players is basically the same in every team, they have some ground-bases and from them to take ideas and modify it depending on the goals, putting aside that ideas not every player respond on the same way because sometimes appears some player with an special skill or instinct that make them outstanding.Read more...

-Feel Small in a Big Sea | By Joseph Z.

There is something you really need to know when you start to go up in volleyball and any other sport that usually a volleyball player starts in a small volleyball club or camp and starts to train in one of those or in a school team but at the moment you go keep climb steps to a higher divisions you will notice that in some point you were a good player but then you'll realized other players having more knowledge than you.Read more...

-Is a Volleyball Player Tired in the Season? | By Harold Johnson

Volleyball physical condition is one of the most important aspects in a volleyball player's preparation and training to be ready to the coming obstacles of the volleyball matches of all season, putting aside the technical part of knowing the game and be focus on the team's game style and goals, this is a main issue, how to know how many matches a volleyball player can play by season? And, how to re-organized the team with different players every in some games?Read more...

-How it Works a Volleyball Team's Evaluation? | By Harold Johnson

In other articles you can find about process of a volleyball team, and some of the work you need to do like established the work of the group as a team and as individuals and try to keep the team in an order and make them play with a specific style, but how can you know if the things are working? well that is exactly the purpose of the game evaluation of the team, use several methods to measure the performance of the players in every match, analyze them and give a final results of how the team works in every match in all season.Read more...

-How to Maintain a Volleyball Process? | By Harold Johnson

You can't create a successful volleyball team from one morning to the next; is impossible to think if you are starting as a coach in a new high school or not necessarily in a school any other kind of team and you will have a team done and ready to win tournaments, time is needed and the first thing to do is to have the team goals and in what time star the process, this means that you will start to meet the players, see how the team works and begin the changes on the team to turn it into your philosophy and improve it.Read more...

-Does the Player-Coach Transitions Works? | By Harold Johnson

In many sports is usual to see how players grow up in their different ages of their careers until their retirement, if they stay too many years with a single team eventually that player will became in some way part of the team, club, franchise or whatever it is, some of them turn into some administrative position...Read more...

-How Affect the Change for Playing Indoor to Outdoor? | By Harold Johnson

We know mainly two different types of courts the one is called indoor court that basically is inside a gym, and the other one is called outdoor court, beach volleyball or sand volleyball it doesn't matter how you choose to called it is still the same, playing on a court made of sand located outside and obviously can exist several elements that can difficult the play such as the wind, rain or even the sun for the players who are in front of it.Read more...

-Skillful Volleyball Gaming | By S. Dubey

The worst thing with a volleyball team could be is to display the game of volleyball without even having required skills competitively being at the correct place for winning the game as well as obtain a high degree of confidence for further gaming in this field.Read more...

-Volleyball Gaming Skills | By S. Dubey

Every volleyball player needs to learn about certain strategies and skills before stepping into game as most technical points should be understood quite effectively and efficiently. One should know about all the know how of the game to play it really and as per the expected results.Read more...

-Volleyball Camp Selection | By S. Dubey

Select one camp, which takes campers through every level of skill. Every player must play along with the other players those stay in same levels so every player may enjoy incident. In case the camper is heaving the high-level skill in the particular age, you can desire sending player to the superior camp of volleyball.Read more...

-Volleyball regulations | By S. Dubey

With six, the indoors game of volleyball most often being played in side hit attempting a ball inflated in net until a fails side for returning to ball. Volleyball regulations are different from a level to the other one although basic remains concepts are similar. The regulations cover volleyball court size and net height while sport rules cover real play.Read more...

-Beach Volleyball blocking tips | By A. Aguilar

The basic strategy in beach volleyball is stopping the best shots of the attacker. For example, if the attacker likes to perform cross shots, you should deny him that possibility... Read more...

Volleyball Strategies and Defense | By JAR

In volleyball there are many different tips and strategies for improving at every game. If you want to be a good volleyball player, you first need to comply with certain characteristicsRead more...

The REAL Cost of Club Volleyball| By Steve George

When the parents of first time club participants see the cost as compared with local sports, it often throws them for a loop. Although the Club does everything in its power to keep those costs we have direct control over at a minimum, the fees associated with tournaments-entry fees, hotel rooms, air fare, etc.-continue to rise. Read more...

The Importance of Year-round Training| By Steve George

As you know from the tournaments we attend, there are literally hundreds of quality players who are all looking for the same "prize" as you: a college scholarship, making their high school varsity team, or maybe the #1 team in their club. Read more...

Communication: The Foundation of a Positive Recruiting Experience| By Mike Bryant, Assistant Coach, University of Idaho

Recruiting at the DI level is very complex and is one of the most important components of the operation of our program, especially when considering our efforts to compete and find success among the best teams in the country. Read more...

Improving Your Competitive Edge| By Steve George

Coaches often talk about needing their players and teams to be more competitive, but are there sure fire, can't miss methods for developing more competitive players and teams. Simply put, if there was such a method, all coaches would be using it to help guide their teams to stronger performances. Read more...

Specialized Recruiting: Coordinator a Boon for Capital City Athletes

Jim Saari joined the Capital City Volleyball Club staff in 2006 with a resume that included 16 years as an assistant coach with Ohio State University, University of Utah, University of Nevada, and the University of South Florida. In these various positions, Jim often served as the recruiting coordinator. Read more... (Jim Saari's Top Accomplishments)

History

History Articles

History in Olympic Beach Volleyball
When you hear about beach volleyball you automatically think about the perfect duo Misty May-Treanor and Kerry Walsh Jennings, these volleyball players from California have made one of the most successful teams in any kind of sport and they are now named by some experts as the greatest beach volleyball team of all time, their record is absolutely impressive and they end their career the best way possible.Read more...

-What Started It All - The History of Volleyball
Surprisingly, one of the most well loved sports in the world is also relatively young. Despite the game's youth, it has gone through a wide variety of changes and evolution as a part of its rich history. Read more...

Basics

Basics Articles

-Powerful Periodized Strength Training Basics For Volleyball
Strength training dominates most athletes' fitness and conditioning programs through out the year. In particular, volleyball players are well-known to have one of the highest levels of strength Read more...

-Beach Volleyball Basics
Beach volleyball is very similar to the indoor style of volleyball. Basically, you have two teams on each side of the net. These teams consist of two or more players. Read more...

Training

Training Articles

-Volleyball Training
A well-structured volleyball training program can increase explosive power, vertical jump height, stamina and speed and agility around the court. Read more...

-Volleyball Training - Training Beginner Volleyball Players!
Your team is tied at 22. It's the fifth game of the state championship and you badly want to beat your cross-town rivals. Everything looks good, except one of your players goes down with an ankle sprain. Read more...

For Parents

Articles for Parents

-So Your Kid Did Not Make the A Team
A player goes to all the practices, plays in two summer tournaments, and is at more open gyms than any other player is. However, the coach still puts the player on the 'C' team. Read more...

-How Volleyball Helps Athletes On And Off The Court
Participation in volleyball provides athletes with a special opportunity to enhance physical health while learning the value of teamwork, composure, and perseverance Read more...

For Coaches

Articles for Coaches

-Is a Volleyball Player Tired in the Season?
Volleyball physical condition is one of the most important aspects in a volleyball player's preparation and training to be ready to the coming obstacles of the volleyball matches of all season, putting aside the technical part of knowing the game and be focus on the team's game style and goals, this is a main issue, how to know how many matches a volleyball player can play by season? Read more...

-How it Works a Volleyball Team's Evaluation?
In other articles you can find about process of a volleyball team, and some of the work you need to do like established the work of the group as a team and as individuals and try to keep the team in an order and make them play with a specific style, but how can you know if the things are working? well that is exactly the purpose of the game evaluation of the team, use several methods to measure the performance of the players in every match, analyze them and give a final results of how the team works in every match in all season.Read more...

For Players

Articles for Players

-Feel Small in a Big Sea
There is something you really need to know when you start to go up in volleyball and any other sport that usually a volleyball player starts in a small volleyball club or camp and starts to train in one of those or in a school team but at the moment you go keep climb steps to a higher divisions...Read more...

-It's Not Where You Are, It's Who You Are
This started as an email I sent to the top five USA Team battling to qualify as the two 2000 [men's, women's, both?] Beach Volleyball Teams. As the Olympic Team Leader Read more...

Mental Awareness

Mental Awareness Articles

-Volleyball Mental Toughness - How To 'Spark' that Volleyball FIRE in your Players!
After winning the first set, your team has dropped the last two in a row. Their backs are against the wall and they are playing back on their heels. Chins are dragging on the floor, and the bench is quiet. Read more...

-The Motivation to Achieve
It has long been recognized that an inner desire and drive are required for successful performance. What is the essence of the quest for dominance? Read more...

General Skills

General Skills Articles

-Basic Skills of Volleyball
The worst situation that a volleyball team could be in is to show up at a game without knowing what skills they needed to win the game. Hitting the ball, being in the right place, and playing competitively Read more...

-The Most Important Skill in Volleyball
Many coaches spend a great deal of time focusing on the skills of serving, passing, setting, spiking blocking and digging. They add in a virtual verbal barrage of technique comments Read more...

Serving

Serving Articles

Volleyball Serving

Before we start, we must note that the serve is a ground attack. The perfection of a certain style allows the team to advance through the snaps points.

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Volleyball Service Strategies

Like in any other sport, you need to be prepared in every aspect of volleyball, as they are all very important. One of these aspects is the service. It's central for any player of your team to develop a good service technique on order to raise your chances of winning.

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-Creative volleyball serving drills can make you a pro on the court!
When playing side out scoring during volleyball, the serve is the most important part of the game because you only get a point on the serve. However, you need to have your serve in rally Read more...

-Fixing Bad Serving Habits!
Players often pick up bad overhand serving habits when they are young. In their efforts to get the ball over the net, they cheat a little by using some of these bad habits Read more...

Passing

Passing Articles

-Passing Fundamentals in Volleyball
If you understand a few biomechanical concepts and how they relate to the game of volleyball, you can learn to pass extremely well. First of all, start with your arms apart Read more...

Setting

Setting Articles

-How can volleyball setting equipment help you?
A setter has the hardest job on a volleyball court, by far. This is because at times they have to run all over the court to get the second hit when there wasn't a perfect pass to them. Read more...

-Setting is Simple Part 2
By breaking up the setting volleyball skill by each body part I'll teach you how to play better volleyball by learning what movements to check to see whether you are performing this volleyball skill correctly Read more...

Hitting

Hitting Articles

-Take Your Shot
You don't have to be able to hit the ball straight down to be a good volleyball hitter. You need good shots, whether you're short or tall, to put the ball away off a bad set or against a blocker Read more...

-Hitting Seams, Angles, and Painted Lines
It's game point for the other team, they serve you and the setter goes to you on a fast-four set that is set a little farther off the net than you would like Read more...

Blocking

Blocking Articles

-How to Block a Volleyball
A successful block is when the ball rebounds of the hands of the blocker and directly back into the opponent's court or deflects of the hands in such a way that the blocker's team may play the ball. Read more...

-How The Pros Stay Square To The Net While Blocking
Good girls volleyball coaches and women volleyball champions know to get the most out of the block its important to "stay squared" to the volleyball net. This means to keep your shoulders Read more...

Offense

Offense Articles

-Basic Offense
Like any other game, you will want to be certain that you have both an offense and defense in place. This is no exception to volleyball and can help your team to play their best. Read more...

-Top 5 Girls Volleyball Secrets That Make a BIG Difference With Your Serve Receive
The serve receive is the key to running your team's offense. Here are 5 "little" girls volleyball tips that will make a BIG difference in your volleyball passing performance Read more...

Defense

Defense Articles

-Volleyball: Defense and Blocking
To play good team defense you have to be able to read the attacking strategy of your opponents and the reaction in the formation of your team block..... Read more...

-Critical Aspects in Defense Strategies
One aspect of volleyball every new coach faces is which defense to use. A coach has available a wide number of defense possibilities. Most of us coaches do prefer a certain defense and stick to it. Read more...

-Choosing a Defense
Most of us coaches do prefer a certain defense, especially with younger kids. I am one of them. Even the majority of college coaches will rely on one particular defense Read more...

Drills

Drills Articles

-Every team must have volleyball pre-game warm-up drills
The players and coach can't wait until that big day comes that you get to play in a game. All week you've been training extremely hard and you're all psyched up about playing. Read more...

-4 Person Pepper Drill
The drill is to rally with the opponents. Coach starts the drill with a toss into the court that is set up into two seperate games. (Take an antenna and place it in the middle of the net. Read more...

Beach Volleyball

Beach Volleyball Articles

-How to Build a Beach Court
The following guidelines will assist you in the proper construction of a Beach Volleyball Court (indoor or outdoor). Proper construction will ensure ideal playing conditions. Read more...

-Basic Beach Volleyball Techniques and Tactics (Part 3)
While the stuff block is one of the most intimidating actions in beach volleyball, it is only one aspect of an effective block. Blocking in beach volleyball Read more...

Equipment

Equipment Articles

-Finding good volleyball uniforms for sale can make your team look great!
Everybody knows a key to a great team is to look nice in uniform. However, the types of uniforms depend on what kind of volleyball team you're playing for. For example, Read more...

-Outfit your team with extra volleyball wholesale accessories
If your team has some extra money, it's always fun to buy volleyball accessories. However, you're better off buying volleyball wholesale accessories since it would be cheaper than buying them individually. Read more...

Tips

Tips Articles

-Stress Immediate Reaction to Your Instruction
If you've been with us as a Gold Member for awhile, you know I usually coach 14's during the club season. This year, however, I have moved up to the 15 National Level Read more...

-When I grow up, I'm going to be a volleyball player
Her hands are golden, just like her hair. She has a photogenic face and a winning smile. If she had not opted for sport, she would have made a fine model. Last November, after the World Championship, she became a star of the first magnitude in the Volleyball firmament. Read more...

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