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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]

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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

Common Goals [ARTICLE]

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"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." - Helen Keller. The foundation for success in team sports begins with working together toward a common goal. That common...... Continue

Are You Practicing Coaching? [ARTICLE]

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As assistants, we are often tasked with juggling a little bit of everything when it comes to job responsibilities. These tasks take up a huge percentage of our time. If not careful, they can...... Continue

Feeling Smart - Emotional Intelligence [ARTICLE]

by AVCA - Coaching Volleyball Magazine on

As human beings, we're all aware that we have emotions - it's part of who we are. Over time there has been a variety of viewpoints concerning the place of emotions in the workplace, that we should leave them at the door and almost...... Continue

Positional Training [ARTICLE]

by AVCA - Coaching Volleyball Magazine on

As coaches we continue to maximize our limited criteria for practices. As teams are starting or ending spring/fall training, coaches have to focus a lot on positional...... Continue

Are Elite Camps a Thing of the Past? [ARTICLE]

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While working a club camp does not count as recruiting, no one can deny that being on court with recruits is exposure you may not otherwise get. Many clubs have multi-day elite camps, where college coaches are...... Continue

Putting Volleyball Parents to Work as Recovery Coaches [ARTICLE]

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Attend any club director's meeting and on the top of the agenda is how to work/deal with parents. Helicopter parents always hover, questioning and watching every move the coach makes. Rather than...... Continue

Teaching Players How to Read [ARTICLE]

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I wanted to walk into the local volleyball superstore and purchase a user manual to teach reading. I quickly found out nothing like that existed: neither the store nor the manual. Without any professional literature on the topic, it seemed...... Continue

The Importance Of Vision Training to Improve Sports Performance [ARTICLE]

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The great volleyball players make the game look easy because they have vision. They can read both the opponents and their teammates, with a solid understanding of eye sequencing and peripheral awareness to be ahead of the play. Indeed, we can't...... Continue

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