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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 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.

January 1, 2020

SafeSport for 17- and 18-year-olds

SafeSport training can give your athlete valuable, real-world training to help them be more “aware,” both on and off the court. Moreover, there are requirements in place for 18-year-old athletes to take SafeSport training.

December 12, 2019

Getting More Than One Ball Flying in Practice

Far too much of athletes' time is spent not working and doing, but standing in line or listening to a coach talk.

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...

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 10, 2019

Helping Create Sportsmanship in the Stands

Club directors and coaches often have to deal with bad behavior in the stands. You can help defuse that behavior by sharing these tips with club parents.

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.