Best Gifts for a Volleyball Player

The best gifts for a volleyball player aren’t things, but they are ways to assure your child continues to love the sport.

Developing Amazing Leaders and Citizens

John Kessel reflects on the his most important job as a coach: developing leaders and citizens, not just volleyball players.

Ancora Imparo Redux: Tips to Keep Learning at Home

In his latest blog, John Kessel offers suggestions about how to keep learning and improving while at home.

What Makes Volleyball Special?

USA Volleyball Hall of Famers tell why volleyball is special to them

To Error is Human

When it comes to errors, every volleyball player makes them. Look at errors on multiple levels to provide learning opportunities.

Getting More Than One Ball Flying in Practice

Far too much of athletes’ time is spent not working and doing, but standing in line or listening to a coach talk.

I Need Some New Drills!

Every coach wants more drills. They’re an essential part of practice. But do they carry over to the match?

You Win with Serve Reception, not Passing

Serve and serve receiving are involved in every point played. Make sure your players learn those skills the same ways they’ll use them during a match.

Teach Novice Players the Love of Volleyball

John Kessel shares ideas on how to teach the joy of volleyball before teaching the skills.

A Thank-you Letter to My 13U Teams

John Kessel sends his 13U team members on their way with ideas to hone their skills over the summer.