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How Low Cost Clubs Operate

Three clubs out of Kansas City operate with most of their fees under $1,000, sometimes well under. Here's how clubs can lower costs while still providing an excellent athlete experience.

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February 23, 2021

When You Disagree

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

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February 16, 2021

Your Top College Recruiting Questions Answered

If you’re in high school and serious about volleyball, you’re probably thinking about playing in college. We’ve provided answers to some of the most-often asked college recruiting questions to help you start your recruiting journey.

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February 16, 2021

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.

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February 16, 2021

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.

February 5, 2021

How to Eat for Immune Support During COVID-19

There are easy ways to boost immune health without turning to supplements or pills. Foods can be a powerful tool in your efforts to keep healthy this year.

January 12, 2021

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.

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January 10, 2021

Ready to Go Pro?

Former U.S. National Team libero and current pro player Dustin Watten shares his thoughts on making it overseas.

January 8, 2021

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...

December 26, 2020

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.

December 14, 2020

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.

December 14, 2020

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!

December 12, 2020

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.

December 12, 2020

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.

December 12, 2020

You Will Be a Better Player if You Coach

How our USA coaches might better implement this fact is the focus of this article, for it can also make a huge impact on the development of talent in both the youth levels, and disabled programming of our nation.

December 12, 2020

Training Without a Net or Friends

Volleyball is a game to play with friends, same gender or coed. It does not matter if those you train with are only 7 years old or your grandmother. As long as they can provide you with the unique angles of the game, you'll be learning fine.

December 12, 2020

Pre-Match Snacks to Perform Your Best

Familiar snacks before a match are crucial to performance. They top off the body’s gas tank before asking the engine to perform at a high level and help meet overall nutrient needs for the day and prevent excessive hunger mid- to late-match.

December 12, 2020

Post-Match Fueling: Replenish and Recover

On a match day, the focus is all on performance. But, after you play, what you eat is just as important as what you eat before or during.

December 12, 2020

Training Options in Volleyball

This article give reference to options to the indoor 6 vs. 6 game that you might have your players experience. New, fun and different, a break from what you do normally.

December 12, 2020

Dear Vocal Coach

The best learning comes when there is no fear of mistakes.

December 9, 2020

An Open Letter to All Coaches

The short of it is kids MUST play and practice more doubles, triples or four sided games on smaller courts at the start.

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