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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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Boys in a huddle

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.

December 9, 2020

10 New Commandments of Volleyball

As I watch new coaches begin by teaching the way they were taught, I wonder how to get these well intentioned humans to change to better ways.

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December 9, 2020

March 20, 2020 Rules Interpretations

Here are a few interpretations based on issues that have been brought to my recently attention that need to be clarified. Length of Shorts Our definition of shorts is anything that stops above the knee. If the style of shorts (spandex, gym shorts, running shorts, etc.) is the same, the length of those shorts does...

December 9, 2020

Teach Off-Hand Hitting

It's important for volleyball players to be able to hit with their nondominant hand. It’s not rocket science or hard to achieve.

December 8, 2020

How Teams Can Meaningfully and Safely Give Back

It's the Season of Giving, and just because we're unable to gather in large numbers doesn't mean we can't help the community around us.

December 8, 2020

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.

December 2, 2020

Power Shots II: How to Shoot a Volleyball Match

Ever been tasked with photographing a volleyball match and not really know where to start? Here's some basic tips to help you get great action shots from your next game.

October 29, 2020

Quick Tips to Improve Your Club Website

Websites remain instrumental to a club's marketing strategy. Here are six ways you can make your website work for both you and your members.

October 28, 2020

Power Shots: Photography Tips to Make Your Club Shine

Strong photographs are crucial and versatile in promoting your club. In the first of this two-part series, you'll learn what makes photos great and ways to acquire these valuable marketing materials.