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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

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

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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

Introducing Movement to Muscle - The Most Important 10 Minutes in Your Young... [ARTICLE]

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According to world-renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, youth injury rate is at an all-time high as a result of being trained as if they are collegiate and...... Continue

Does Playing Too Much Volleyball Lead to Injury? [ARTICLE]

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As members of the USA Volleyball Sports Medicine and Performance Commission (SMPC), we received the following question (one that is asked more and more...... Continue

Club Volleyball Off-Season Strength and Conditioning Program – The Outside Resource Model [ARTICLE]

by AVCA - Coaching Volleyball Magazine on

One of the most difficult tasks in club volleyball is to create an offseason program that produces results. There are two ways to do this: in-house at the club or utilizing outside recourses to get the job done. In this article, we'll take a look...... Continue

A Look at the University of Minnesota’s Ideal Strength and Conditioning Program [ARTICLE]

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"There is no best strength and conditioning program, only an ideal one." We just finished a three part series on the University of Minnesota's approach to strength and conditioning in the last issue of Performance Conditioning Volleyball. This...... Continue

Ultimate Volleyball Workout [ARTICLE]

by Stack.com on

To be a great volleyball player you need speed, quickness and crazy jumps. What is the "best workout" to develop a championship-caliber volleyball player? If you are tight on time, this is the workout for you. It includes only four exercises...... Continue

Volleyball Workout Do's and Don'ts [ARTICLE]

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Volleyball has specific physical demands. You must have speed, power and agility with short rest intervals. Since you don't want to waste time training skills that won't help you in your sport, let's look at some common volleyball workout...... Continue

Increase Your Vert for Volleyball With 3 Plyos [ARTICLE]

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Volleyball players must have a big vert. Jumping high helps you deliver ferocious spikes and be a defensive force on the court. And the best way to improve this skill is with plyometrics—but not everyone understands this type of exercise.... Continue

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

by AVCA on

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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