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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

Dig Like a Pro: Exercises for Volleyball Mobility [ARTICLE]

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When you have to act fast in multiple directions in a sport like volleyball, you need to have good mobility in your calves, hips and spine. Otherwise, you end up with improper form that can lead to injury. The following exercises can be...... Continue

Volleyball Conditioning 20-year Report: Lessons Learned [ARTICLE]

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The next issue of Performance Conditioning Volleyball celebrates our 20th year of publishing. It couldn't have happened without the great support of the American Volleyball Coaches Association and United States Volleyball Association (as it was...... Continue

ACL Injuries: The Concussion of the Knee? [ARTICLE]

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The concussion buzz continues. The NFL has just launched a new "Heads Up Football " youth football program aimed at stopping the exodus of young boys from playing tackle football (USA Football reports the estimated number of participants at 2.82...... Continue

2 Speed Drills to Improve Your Volleyball Game [ARTICLE]

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Volleyball is a game of quick feet and fast reactions. Most movements are performed in 3- to 5-step patterns, so it is critical for players to master first step speed mechanics. Going from a dead stop to full speed in a few steps requires a...... Continue

Avoid Low Back Pain With This Stretching Technique [ARTICLE]

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Sore low backs are common among volleyball players midway through the season. Despite their athleticism and dedicated training, many players suffer from back pain. The cause is simple to diagnose but hard to treat. Volleyball players move in short...... Continue

Train the Way You Play! [ARTICLE]

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"Our athletes must get stronger in order to compete." Coaches think it and say it all the time about their players. But what does that statement really mean? What characteristics do we really desire and need our athletes to display to become more...... Continue

How to Prevent In-Season Volleyball Injuries [ARTICLE]

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Overuse injuries can and most likely will happen in volleyball. These injuries are common and need to be understood, along with preventive measures and/or corrective strategies to overcome and minimize injuries and any future damage...... Continue

Prevent Volleyball Shoulder Injuries With These Exercises [ARTICLE]

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It's thrilling to watch a volleyball player jump high, take aim like a laser and hit a kill so hard that it nearly puts a hole in the gym floor. But all that power and force take a toll on players' shoulders. Let's take a look at some common...... Continue

Simplify Your Offseason Workouts: A Matter of Priorities [ARTICLE]

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I received this question from a high school volleyball coach: In our offseason, we get to go two days a week and do have access to our weight room for about an hour. Then, in February, we will get our weight room for about an hour and a court...... Continue