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Ball Handling Drills [ARTICLE]

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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

Setting Drills [ARTICLE]

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Front-Back Challenge - Because the setter must be prepared to send the ball in either direction, this drill reinforces the importance of receiving...... Continue

Blocking Tactics Drill [ARTICLE]

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Blocking Tactics Drill 1: Oklahoma Drill (Hitting and Blocking) - This drill is named after the one-on-one football drill developed at the University of Oklahoma.... Continue

It's a Snap - How to Break a Losing Streak [ARTICLE]

by AVCA on

As a coach, nothing is more demoralizing than a losing streak that just won't break. While we do our absolute best to avoid losing streaks, performance slumps or even...... Continue

Transition or Bust Drill [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Purpose: To give the team the opportunity to transition from offense to defense and back to offense. Setup: Players set up 6v6 on the court...... Continue

Dangerous Games - Risk Factors In The Sports Environment [ARTICLE]

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Many mental health disorders are at least partially rooted in genetic biological predispositions (genetic vulnerability). However, genetic vulnerability is not destiny - environmental stressors...... Continue

Coach Communication Guidelines Self-Assessment [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

1. Messages should be direct. Coaches who are weak on this quality avoid straightforward, direct communication. Their athletes may not know where they stand. These coaches...... Continue