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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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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.

April 24, 2019

How Youth Sports Can Lead to a Better Job Later in Life

Highlights from a 2014 study that examined how participation in high school sports correlated with a person's behaviors and accomplishments later in life.

March 14, 2019

What Makes a Good Coach?

Stephen F. Austin University head beach coach Alex Luna shares his thoughts on what makes a good coach in this BCAP II article

February 13, 2019

Boost Sportsmanship With These Pregame Activities

There is no better time to set the tone for good sportsmanship than in the minutes before first serve.

February 12, 2019

Managing Parent Expectations

Recognizing the consequences that come along with the overwhelming pressure parents put on coaches, here are practical ways coaches can manage expectations from team parents.

January 10, 2019

Get Back in the Game With a Stronger Team Mindset

One of a coach’s most important roles is teaching young athletes how to deal with setbacks and come back stronger.

January 9, 2019

Volleyball Should Be a Game Before It Becomes a Sport

Lessons learned from this year's USOC American Development Model Summit

January 1, 2019

How to Win Against Bullying

Coaches are one of the biggest influence in athletes' lives, and in many ways putting a stop to bullying behavior begins and ends with the coach.

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December 28, 2018

Starting a Boys Volleyball Program

Just think about it, 10 boys playing on a team. One team, one unit, all together, sweating, working hard, learning discipline, on the court, building muscles, the beginning of a passion.

December 28, 2018

How to Start a Junior Volleyball Program

Starting a junior volleyball program can be both a rewarding and a frustrating experience. The sources of the rewards are rather apparent – the opportunity to see those young people grow and develop, the excitement of athletic competition, and the joy of a job well done.

December 6, 2018

You are Not the Parent

Too often, coaches say “my kids,” and while I understand the wording, I think it’s crucial to remind yourself that you have only a few hours to impact, teach and care for your players.

November 25, 2018

The Coach-Parent Dynamic

Coaches and parents can work together for a great experience. It just takes communication and understanding.

October 22, 2018

Teaching Respect for Officials

Most people recognize that being an official is a difficult, and often thankless job. Why do we sometimes make the job harder for them?

August 20, 2018

Six Keys to Lowering Your Risk of a Knee Injury

If you don't take preventative measures, there are many injuries that can occur in your knees both acutely and over time.

July 21, 2018

Five Tips for Starting a Beach Program

There are now opportunities stateside and around the world for juniors and pros to compete on a regular basis at all age levels. You already know the sport's highlights; how can you join the party and start a beach program?

June 21, 2018

Arizona Region Purple Card

For one region within USA Volleyball, referees will now have a third colored card in their pocket for spectator issues. The Arizona Region Board of Directors approved the use of the purple card to curb parent and spectator bad behavior. This policy was adopted in August 2017.

June 19, 2018

Volleyball Players Show Off Their World Cup Moves

Check out 10 great kick saves!

June 5, 2018

Embrace Continuous Improvement as a Coach

To be a great coach, you need to put in hours of practice as well.

March 30, 2018

The Tournament Cooler

Having a tried-and-true nutrition plan ensures that the energy needed to achieve peak performance is there.

March 5, 2018

John Kessel: A Culture of Building

Understand the powerful importance of creating a healthy culture in a program.

December 12, 2017

How To Build a Beach Court

Beach volleyball competitions can be held on a natural beach so long as the beach is level and the sand is at least nine inches deep and free from rocks, gravel and other hazardous objects.