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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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March 1, 2014

A champions look

Karch Kiraly talks exuding confidence

February 5, 2014

Five Things You Shouldn’t do on a Volleyball Court

Olympic coaches and athletes talk about the do's and don'ts for on the court

December 12, 2013

Simplified Youth Rules

Ideas for youth play for 3-11 year old athletes, who should be playing in teams of two or four.

December 12, 2013

Names for Games and Grills

This is not a comprehensive collection, but serves as food for thought for naming a GAME better. Rather than a “drill.”

May 7, 2013

Stats for Players and Parents

Skill performance will ebb and flow, with 50 percent of the time being spent in below average performance for each player. Practice is for RAISING each player’s personal average.

March 12, 2013

Conditioning

It is important for you to maintain a high level of fitness in order to compete at your physical capability. Being in shape, like getting proper nutrition, is one of the fundamental skills that sport can help incorporate into your like now that should never stop.

December 12, 2012

It’s Not Where You Are, It’s Who You Are

The article summarizes what kids should be learning from fun on the court or field, in practices and games. Some thoughts are volleyball specific, but the majority relate to all sports.

December 1, 2012

Stuff Happens Learn To Love It

Karch Kiraly talks about adversity

March 12, 2012

USA Volleyball Skills Contest

The YMCA of the USA updated this skills contest with USA Volleyball staff help for use during their volleyball centennial celebrations.

February 3, 2012

What Can a Player Control?

his week my son Cody is playing in his first ever college matches for Princeton.

December 14, 2011

Videos and Principles Worth Many Thousands of Words

If a picture is worth a thousand words, those who have heard me speak know that I love to use video and images to say far more, during the always too short time I find I have to...

December 1, 2011

Willpower to Win

Karch Kiraly talks about his willpower to win

September 1, 2011

Time to Close the Serving Gap

Serving is a skill that young players need to spend more time practicing

June 1, 2011

The Game Teaches The Game

From Karch Kiraly's Volleyblog, addressing important learning principles.

April 27, 2011

A Change of Seasons

So dear team, our club season has come to an end, including my time to be in practice and competition guiding your development and training.

March 1, 2011

The Importance of Functional Strength

From Karch Kiraly's blog, five simple exercises for functional strength

February 23, 2011

Stats for Parents and Players

I oft speak of the impact a Discover magazine article long ago had on me, on how we are fooled by randomness, in helping me be a better parent and coach.

February 9, 2011

The 7 Speeds of Volleyball

The concept of 7-speeds is based on the work of soccer researcher and author Jurgen Weineck.

February 7, 2011

Creating and Training Resilient Athletes

What a great IMPACT webinar last week, with Andy Pai answering the 200 coaches’ written questions that poured in, while Phil Shoemaker, head coach at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and I shared about 100 total years of collective insights for these new coaches to learn from.

January 17, 2011

Top Ten Serving Secrets

I spent the last four nights in Hartford, Connecticut. Snowfall of a greater amount in the storm than any other time in recorded history.

December 9, 2010

Kessel’s Best Movies for Team Viewing

A personal list of movies, in no particular order, that might be great for team bonding and inspiration.