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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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February 6, 2020

Words Matter

It's important to make your feedback as a coach more effective in practice, competition and life.

February 3, 2020

How to Persevere as a Team

While individual athletes might know how to persevere while pursuing their goals, it can be tough for a coach to bring those lessons to a whole team.

Boys in a huddle

January 21, 2020

To Error is Human

When it comes to errors, every volleyball player makes them. Look at errors on multiple levels to provide learning opportunities.

January 16, 2020

Pivoting for the Goal: How to Help Athletes Through Mid-Season Adjustments

Sometimes you have to change your goals once the season starts. How can you guide your athletes to achieve success when that definition has changed?

January 12, 2020

Please Use the Net

How can we get our coaches and players to change from the powerful tradition/habit of half-court. not over-the-net training seen at all levels, to using the net all the time?

January 6, 2020

Why the Way You Praise Matters

Whether you’re a coach or parent to a young athlete, the way that you praise them after a competition can have a deep impact. Wade Gilbert, PhD, a professor at California State University in Fresno and a Team USA Coaching Consultant, has some advice on how to praise your athlete in a way that will...

December 12, 2019

Creating and Growing Great Volleyball Programs

A decade’s worth of ideas that will help any and all programs in new ways to help the game thrive. It is important to keep in mind the number one principle in this. This is a team game, for the kids.

December 11, 2019

Creating Strong Habits to Help Athletes Achieve Goals

Some athletes, when asked about their current goals, will simply list ‘winning.’ But ask how they intend to meet that goal and you’ll likely be met with confused silence. Not only does goal-setting often go overlooked, we also miss teaching students how to meet their goals by putting specific, long-term daily habits in place. Frank...

November 7, 2019

How to Be a Better Court Leader

Want to take more of a leadership role on your squad? Here are some tips on how to be a more effective leader.

November 1, 2019

Warming up with the U.S. Women’s National Team

A proper warm-up will leave your muscles loose, warm and ready for a match. Here's how the U.S. Women's National Team prepares for a match. 

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.

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 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 28, 2019

Tips from the Pros

Looking for insights to improve your game? Check out our tips from top U.S. athletes

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.