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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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November 19, 2021

Six Ways To Reduce Anxiety During Tough Transitions

Young athletes face tough transitions on a regular basis. Whether it's something big, like a move to a new school, or just the start of a season with a new coach, these transitions can be significant sources of anxiety. But, there are ways to navigate these challenging times.

October 21, 2021

Nine Easy Ways to Prevent Cliques on Teams

When it comes to preventing cliques and bullying behaviors, it’s best to be proactive. Coaches who focus on building strong team-wide relationships from the first day of practice are less likely to run into the social problems, like cliques, that hurt teams and players.

September 29, 2021

How to Support a Diverse and Multi-Cultural Team

What's the secret to supporting each member of a diverse and multi-cultural team? Love, authenticity, and a few other things...

August 30, 2021

Differentiated Leadership: How to Figure Out What Each Athlete Needs

On a team, there are athletes who naturally gravitate towards leadership roles and require little support. But those athletes aren't the only ones who can be team leaders, and a dedicated coach can help athletes hone previously dormant leadership skills. Here's how to look at your team through a new lens: Seeing each athlete as capable of taking on leadership roles, and as individuals who may require different types of encouragement from you.

June 24, 2021

Develop Positive Body Image on Teams

For young athletes, maintaining a positive body image is difficult at the best of times, but when a competitive team atmosphere is added into the mix, that positivity can become even harder.

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.

Kaizen Volleyball Club

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.

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

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.

Jordyn Poulter.

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.

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.

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