USA Volleyball’s response to COVID-19 and guidelines toward Return to Play.

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USA Volleyball’s response to COVID-19 and guidelines toward Return to Play.

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When You Disagree

Respectful communication is a key tool for young athletes to learn in both sports and life.

Are Plant-Based Meats Created Equal?

Plant-based meat products have become ultra-popular in recent years, with many of the standard fast-food places now offering a vegan meat option. Unfortunately, not every plant-based patty is going to be a healthy substitute.

Uncomfortable vs. Unsafe: How To Tell the Difference

Helping your young athlete understand the difference between an uncomfortable situation and an unsafe situation can be incredibly difficult.

The Agony of DeParent

Parents agonizing over defeat need to learn to enjoy all matches, including losses, and spend more time teaching the values and lessons to be gained in the journey.

2020 New Rules Interpretations – November 2019

A new USAV season is underway, and we have a new rulebook and many rule changes. Contact your region for a new rulebook or download your own copy. Here are some highlights and points of emphasis. Scenario One A referee observes a junior player wearing small stud earrings during warmups. They ask the player to…

From ‘Ow!’ to ‘Wow!’

Even imagining an injury can be scary and overwhelming. But the reality of sport is that injuries happen and, unfortunately, sometimes the road to recovery can seem more like a rollercoaster than a highway.

What’s on Your Plate?

Looking to feel and play your best? Of course you are. Thinking about going keto or trying intermittent fasting? Hold it right there! Before you do, check out this valuable nutrition advice that will help you meet your goals – the right way.

Healthy Choices for Dining Out

Going out to eat with friends and family can be a nice change of pace from cooking at home. But large portion sizes and high-calorie restaurant foods often make it difficult to make healthy choices – and can hinder your recovery and performance goals. These recommendations will help you meet your athletic goals when you’re on the go!

Thoughts on Service

The serve is the only play completely in the control of one player, you. You are not responding to anything but the referee’s whistle; you can impose your will on your opponents.

How Can I Spike Harder?

First off, you should understand that to hit the ball harder, you just need to swing your arm faster. Stop working so hard on hitting the ball harder.