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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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December 28, 2014

Five Keys to Making More Digs

Coaches and Olympians give tips to getting better digs

December 25, 2014

Top Five Ways to Create Confidence in Your Teammates

Boost the confidence of your teammates in five simple ways

December 21, 2014

Five Ways to Better Your Beach Game

Key beach experts give tips to improving your beach volleyball game

December 12, 2014

Lesson Plans for 4 and 6-Person

A three, six, eight or 12-week lesson plan can be put together by picking and choosing from the options presented herein.

October 6, 2014

Limit Your Wall Drills

“Where is volleyball played?” is a question to ask your players or other coaches if you want to start an interesting discussion. “What is the most important skill in volleyball?” is the second question I ask to prompt some serious conversation.

August 18, 2014

Dear Cut Player

Ouch, it hurts, even the word “cut” comes from the action of your body being sliced open to some level. It might even seem right now that your hope or even long term dream of playing at a higher level seems over.

July 1, 2014

FUNdaMENTAL Volleyball

The word FUNdaMENTAL hints at two very important factors for all players: having fun and developing good mental skills.

June 1, 2014

Calm your nerves by focusing on things you can control

Karch Kiraly blogs about maintaining composure on the court.

April 2, 2014

Five Keys to Better Serving

Players and coaches share their serving secrets.

March 20, 2014

My Favorite Coach

"She understands that it is even when a paycheck is included, that it is more than just winning games that she is doing with her players, and focuses on team building through off court activities."

March 6, 2014

We May Win and We May Lose…

BUT NOBODY IS GOING TO OUT HUSTLE US…. That has always been my motto, so much that some of my teams have heard it so many times in huddles they say it in their sleep I bet.

March 1, 2014

A champions look

Karch Kiraly talks exuding confidence

February 5, 2014

Five Things You Shouldn’t do on a Volleyball Court

Olympic coaches and athletes talk about the do's and don'ts for on the court

December 12, 2013

Simplified Youth Rules

Ideas for youth play for 3-11 year old athletes, who should be playing in teams of two or four.

December 12, 2013

Names for Games and Grills

This is not a comprehensive collection, but serves as food for thought for naming a GAME better. Rather than a “drill.”

May 7, 2013

Stats for Players and Parents

Skill performance will ebb and flow, with 50 percent of the time being spent in below average performance for each player. Practice is for RAISING each player’s personal average.

March 12, 2013


It is important for you to maintain a high level of fitness in order to compete at your physical capability. Being in shape, like getting proper nutrition, is one of the fundamental skills that sport can help incorporate into your like now that should never stop.

December 12, 2012

It’s Not Where You Are, It’s Who You Are

The article summarizes what kids should be learning from fun on the court or field, in practices and games. Some thoughts are volleyball specific, but the majority relate to all sports.

December 1, 2012

Stuff Happens Learn To Love It

Karch Kiraly talks about adversity

March 12, 2012

USA Volleyball Skills Contest

The YMCA of the USA updated this skills contest with USA Volleyball staff help for use during their volleyball centennial celebrations.

February 3, 2012

What Can a Player Control?

his week my son Cody is playing in his first ever college matches for Princeton.