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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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October 10, 2019

What To Do When Your Child Wants to Take a Break

It's easy to start panicking when your child asks to try something different, but working with them will help them come back happier.

October 9, 2019

I Need Some New Drills!

Every coach wants more drills. They're an essential part of practice. But do they carry over to the match?

September 27, 2019

How to Talk About Mental Wellness with Your Athletes

It can be a daunting task, speaking to your athletes about mental wellness. It’s a sensitive topic and one that can’t be tackled lightly. Knowing that, psychiatrist Dave Conant-Norville, MD, shares some valuable tools and tips on how to start the conversation about mental well-being with your athlete, and how to keep those conversations moving...

September 12, 2019

From Positive to Perfection

The title says it all – to first teach positive errors on the path to perfection, in every training.

July 10, 2019

You Win with Serve Reception, not Passing

Serve and serve receiving are involved in every point played. Make sure your players learn those skills the same ways they'll use them during a match.

July 4, 2019

Tips to Build Your Team’s Decision-Making Skills

Good decision-making, although challenging to teach, is a skill that is critical to an athlete's success.

June 16, 2019

One Size Does NOT Fit All

Misguided views on how female volleyball players should look and what they should weigh are an ongoing problem in our sport.

June 4, 2019

Five Ways to Hone Skills Over the Summer

Summer is a great time for athletes to unwind from a long season, but it’s also an opportunity for them to improve their games in a relaxed environment. You can help foster that improvement by following these suggestions.

May 29, 2019

From Off-Court Activities to On-Court Success

Team chemistry is crucial to a successful season. Here are a few ideas on how to foster that team cohesion.

May 12, 2019

How To Make Drills That Work

You, the coach, have to design the drills that are going to help your team reach its potential. So let’s take a look at some of the things that will help you to make drills that work for your team.

May 8, 2019

Teach Novice Players the Love of Volleyball

John Kessel shares ideas on how to teach the joy of volleyball before teaching the skills.

May 5, 2019

Defense is More Than Just Another Team System

Every player on the court must have a strong grasp of what defense is and be heavily involved in its execution. 

May 2, 2019

Take a Lap: Alternatives to Exercise as Punishment in Youth Sports

Exercise has been used as punishment in the past, but there's ways to prove a point other than forced physical exertion.

May 1, 2019

Up in Smoke: The Dangers of Vaping

Vaping is thought to be safer than smoking cigarettes, but it is actually harmful to a young athlete's training and long-term health.

April 4, 2019

A Thank-you Letter to My 13U Teams

John Kessel sends his 13U team members on their way with ideas to hone their skills over the summer.

April 4, 2019

Helping Your Multisport Athlete Navigate Seasons

Playing more than one sport is great for an athlete's well-being. Here's how you can be a supportive coach as they transition between sports.

March 26, 2019

Keys to Making More Digs on the Beach

Prepare for beach national qualifiers and the USA National Beach Tour-Junior Championships with these tips.

March 22, 2019

More Tips for Coaches to Pass On

Culled from top coaches, these are simple tips that you can put in your coaching toolbox when working with your team.

March 20, 2019

Growing the Mindset Part 2 (CAP II Article)

In the second part of this CAP II article, Scott Jones discussing building confidence to change athlete mindsets.

March 7, 2019

The Most Important Poster in Coaching

John Kessel's poster of John Wooden quotes is an important part of his coaching toolkit.

March 6, 2019

Tips For Helping Athletes Overcome Sports Anxiety

For many kids, sports provide their first taste of anxiety: the stress of serving at game point or making that all-important dig.