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Multi-Ball Drills for Mental and Physical Development [ARTICLE]

by American Volleyball Coaches Association on

Before I arrived at Bradley, I was a club director and high school coach in Indianapolis. I was always on the lookout for creative ways to stress our athletes...... Continue

Across the Net Crossfire / Pepper Progression [ARTICLE]

by American Volleyball Coaches Association on

Often when teaching hitting mechanics, we spend our time on approach footwork and angles, getting into a good load position, keeping the ball in front...... Continue

Improving Mental Toughness [ARTICLE]

by American Volleyball Coaches Association on

There is no question about the importance of developing our athletes' mental game. In a sport where points are won or lost on errors, recovering from mistakes...... Continue

Training Liberos - Passing [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

We use passing as the example of how to train for all the skills a good libero needs. The other skills are discussed more specifically later in the...... Continue

Watching for and Avoiding Burnout [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Coaches sometimes joke that there are only two times when they feel stressed-day and night. Although that story represents the extreme case, certainly...... Continue

Three-Ball Drill: Building Continuity Within Your Rotations [ARTICLE]

by AVCA on

At the beginning of the season, coaches have a "To-Do" list that is a mile long. From individual technique training to team systems to...... Continue

Ball Handling Drills [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

The drill can be run concurrently on both sides of net. Three passers and one setter set up on each side of the net. A coach or tosser and a basket of balls are stationed...... Continue

The 7 Speeds of Volleyball - A New Way of Developing Your Players [ARTICLE]

by American Volleyball Coaches Association on

Some time ago I showed John Kessel at USAV a book we published, "The 7-Speeds of Soccer." He liked it and wrote an article that applied the...... Continue

Encourage Athletes [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Another major role of the coach during competitions is to recognize and praise athletes. According to world-renowned soccer coach Sir Alex...... Continue

Off-Season Training: Bottoms-Up Kettlebell Press for Shoulder Stability and Strength [ARTICLE]

by AVCA on

The purpose of this drill is to train outside the standard, straight path overhead press with the kettlebell to increase muscle recruitment, shoulder stability and athleticism.... Continue

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