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How to get your Student-Athlete Recruited [ARTICLE]


I think it's very important for everyone to understand that there is a place for every volleyball player to play on the next level. The different levels of collegiate volleyball are Division I, II, III, NAIA, and Junior College. Certainly your...... Continue

Developing Leadership Skills Through Conversations, Evaluations and Retreats [ARTICLE]


Talent and skills...there are differences between the two. Talent is a thing that just comes naturally; it's a thing that an individual was just born to do. Skills are things that an individual needs to work on and develop. Leadership is a skill...... Continue

Creating a Winning Culture: Six Keys to Success [ARTICLE]

by AVCA - Coaching Volleyball Magazine on

People: When I came to interview for the job at Kentucky I was really impressed by the people with whom I interviewed in the six hours I was on campus. Starting with Mitch Barnhart, our athletics director, and Lisa Peterson, our senior women's...... Continue

Competition in Practice, Practicing to Compete [ARTICLE]

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For some athletes, competitiveness is in their blood. For others, competition is the necessary evil of the sport at which they enjoy or even excel naturally. As coaches, it is in our best interest to develop all of our athletes' willingness and...... Continue

The Great Divide - Lessons Learned From Coaching at the Club Level [ARTICLE]

by AVCA - Coaching Volleyball Magazine on

I saw it coming from a mile away, but I can't say I was ever ready for the question my club director asked just three months after starting as a Master Coach. The coach for their top 12s team stepped down for personal reasons, and some - how I...... Continue

New SAT Grading Scale Released for NCAA and NAIA Initial Eligibility [ARTICLE]


In the spring of 2016, the SAT rolled out a newly formatted exam. As a result, both the NCAA and NAIA recently released revised SAT minimum score requirements, which...... Continue

Karch Kiraly Now Setting Up U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team to Succeed [ARTICLE]

by The New York Times on

ANAHEIM, Calif. - It was an unusually warm afternoon in Southern California and an unusual time to get the chills. But the tanned arms and legs of Karch Kiraly - the famous volleyball...... Continue

Teaching Transition [ARTICLE]

by AVCA on

When you are attacking a ball in a match, you will seldom be standing there waiting for the set. You will be coming from a position in the serve-receive pattern or coming off a defensive assignment. How you get into position to start your approach...... Continue

Overuse Injury in Volleyball - A New Approach [ARTICLE]

by AVCA on

Overuse injury in volleyball is a problem that seems to keep getting worse. USA Volleyball Sports Medicine and Performance Commission Chair Dr. Bill Briner describes the situation in a recent...... Continue

Hitting the Target: Messaging and Branding [ARTICLE]

by AVCA on

Are your website and social media accounts just an homage to the biggest victory, or is it engaging to the demographic you're trying to reach? THE LAST YEAR has been a doozy for us...... Continue