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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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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. 

January 1, 2017

Training Ownership and Work Ethic in Your Athlete to Improve Your Program

Ownership of the program by the players makes them responsible for the expectations and standards and therefore has the potential to make the program stronger

January 1, 2017

Developing Complete Players

The importance of each player to a team's success

January 1, 2017

High Schools and Their Own Club Teams

Playing to gain experiences and opportunities to excel

January 1, 2017

Building a Strong Customer Service Environment

Keep parents and players coming back for more with these important tips.

January 1, 2017

Choosing Coaches for Young Athletes

The coach you choose can determine whether a child will continue to play or can have a negative impact on their skill development

December 5, 2016

A Letter to My Younger Self

Lost a friend last month, who impacted so many, without being a coach – just by being damn good at what he did, officiate.  Players around the world held a moment of silence.  We had set up skiing plans for this season, and enjoyed a great Rio Paralympics together – after he was done being a great Rio Beach Olympic referee. 

November 7, 2016

Promoting False Confidence

How can we avoid creating false confidence in players?

November 4, 2016

Lessons we learn from failing

Sometimes, a little reminder is the push you need to keep trying.

November 1, 2016

I Want You To Make Mistakes

For more than 40 years, one of the first things I say to new teams and summer camp players is just that: “I want to see mistakes out here on the court.”  

October 20, 2016

Be Consistent

Consequences and punishment are so prevalent in our sport and this blog explores why. It also talks about how outcome, winning and losing, is "punishment" enough to continue to drive the desire to get better.

October 3, 2016

Helping Elementary and Middle Schools Volleyball through STEM

Learning about volleyball in school does not have to involve waiting in line to get one chance to pass the ball. Find out about the news STEM kit created by USAV and the Huddle Group.

September 16, 2016

Suffering From the Illusion of Knowledge

Years ago, having played some myself, it was easy to say “yes” to coaching my daughter’s 7th grade recreational volleyball team. My twisted logic told me, “I’ve played for years. These are young kids. How hard can this be?” So began my coaching career.

May 27, 2016

What Is It With Physical Punishment??

USAV Director of Development John Kessel looks at the use of physical punishment in volleyball.

May 20, 2016

Fearing Free: Lessons From Washington D.C.

In today's Youth sports world parents are starting to fear free things are not as good or adequate and are opting to continue to spend more and more rather than just letting kids play.