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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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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.

December 18, 2009

No More Drills, Feedback or Technical Training…

OK coach, hopefully this title has made you click through to this blog to see what the heck I could be thinking here.

November 18, 2009

CAP Article: Game-Like Training

Originally published in 2009 About the Author: Rick Swan is the head women’s volleyball coach at Colorado College. He is a CAP Level II coach in USA Volleyball’s Coach Education Program. Game-like training is a simple idea. It is the notion that athletes will learn to play the game of volleyball better by practicing the...

November 11, 2009

Tryouts and Our Deepest Fear

Tryouts can bring out our deep fears, as the talent pyramid begins its inexorable narrowing. From six elementary schools teams, to a couple or so junior high 7th grade teams.

January 26, 2009

A Coaching Challenge and Reality

Just back from Milwaukee where over 60 coaches shared two full days of a CAP course.

January 26, 2009

HP Clinic Lessons Shared

So we are in the fourth day of this year's USA Volleyball High Performance Coaches' Clinic and CAP I,II, III sessions here at the Olympic Training Center.