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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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June 17, 2021

Sun Safety

With the summer sunshine out in full force, it's important to take care of your skin while enjoying the warm weather. Here are tips about sunblock, how to pick the right block for you, and other ways to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays.

June 16, 2021

Five Healthy and Easy Meals Made with Chicken

Finding it difficult to cook every night? Here's one way you can transform one night of meal prep into five separate meals.

May 18, 2021

Reducing Anxiety to Make Matchday as Good as Practice

Gameday anxiety is common among all athletes. It's important to help your team manage those worries. Here are a few tips to help your team treat matches like little more than practice.

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May 18, 2021

The Path to Being a Pro Volleyball Player

Few athletes are going to beat the odds and make it to collegiate or professional volleyball. John Kessel's son is one of those few. Here are tips from John about raising a potential professional athlete.

May 18, 2021

Obstacles to the Transformation

Long-time CAP III-certified coach Dennis Belaire of the Lakeshore Region takes inspiration from the business world as he creates 14 points and seven deadly sins for volleyball coaching.

May 17, 2021

Six Things I Learned as a New Coach

Being a first-time coach can be nerve-wracking, and coaches can often feel lost during their first season leading a team. Here are a few tips from USA Volleyball staffers who recently wrapped up their first season of coaching volleyball.

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April 29, 2021

Tips For a Fledgling Boys Club

Establishing school-based clubs and club leagues for boys is a great way to help your boys program grow. Hear more about this and other tips to grow your boys club inside.

April 6, 2021

Is Organic Worth It?

Organic food is thought to be healthier than non-organic counterparts. But is that true? Here are things to think about before buying organic.

April 5, 2021

Four Quick Meals to Make After Practice

After a hard practice, athletes need to nourish themselves to ensure proper health and healing. Here are four quick, easy post-practice meals.

March 11, 2021

Gearing Up For Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores, Alabama is a popular place for beach volleyball. Here's what you must know weather-wise when you visit for a tournament.

March 10, 2021

Why and How to Teach Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness has many benefits for athletes. It helps mental health and on-court performance. Here's why and how to teach mindfulness to your young athlete.

March 9, 2021

Don’t Bully the Passion Out of Greatness

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that just being you isn’t good enough. Don’t ever let them make you feel like you aren’t worth anything or that you aren’t important. You have a purpose.

March 8, 2021

Increasing Participation Across the Board

In an effort to get more touches in practice for his teams, CAP III coach Dennis Belaire has combined speedball and the Competitive Cauldron to form a new game-like drill: SpeeDron.

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...

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