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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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June 17, 2021

Sun Safety

With the summer sunshine out in full force, it's important to take care of your skin while enjoying the warm weather. Here are tips about sunblock, how to pick the right block for you, and other ways to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays.

June 16, 2021

Five Healthy and Easy Meals Made with Chicken

Finding it difficult to cook every night? Here's one way you can transform one night of meal prep into five separate meals.

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May 18, 2021

The Path to Being a Pro Volleyball Player

Few athletes are going to beat the odds and make it to collegiate or professional volleyball. John Kessel's son is one of those few. Here are tips from John about raising a potential professional athlete.

April 6, 2021

Is Organic Worth It?

Organic food is thought to be healthier than non-organic counterparts. But is that true? Here are things to think about before buying organic.

April 5, 2021

Four Quick Meals to Make After Practice

After a hard practice, athletes need to nourish themselves to ensure proper health and healing. Here are four quick, easy post-practice meals.

March 11, 2021

Gearing Up For Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores, Alabama is a popular place for beach volleyball. Here's what you must know weather-wise when you visit for a tournament.

March 10, 2021

Why and How to Teach Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness has many benefits for athletes. It helps mental health and on-court performance. Here's why and how to teach mindfulness to your young athlete.

March 9, 2021

Don’t Bully the Passion Out of Greatness

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that just being you isn’t good enough. Don’t ever let them make you feel like you aren’t worth anything or that you aren’t important. You have a purpose.

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February 16, 2021

Your Top College Recruiting Questions Answered

If you’re in high school and serious about volleyball, you’re probably thinking about playing in college. We’ve provided answers to some of the most-often asked college recruiting questions to help you start your recruiting journey.

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February 16, 2021

Are Plant-Based Meats Created Equal?

Plant-based meat products have become ultra-popular in recent years, with many of the standard fast-food places now offering a vegan meat option. Unfortunately, not every plant-based patty is going to be a healthy substitute.

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February 16, 2021

Uncomfortable vs. Unsafe: How To Tell the Difference

Helping your young athlete understand the difference between an uncomfortable situation and an unsafe situation can be incredibly difficult.

February 5, 2021

How to Eat for Immune Support During COVID-19

There are easy ways to boost immune health without turning to supplements or pills. Foods can be a powerful tool in your efforts to keep healthy this year.

January 12, 2021

The Agony of DeParent

Parents agonizing over defeat need to learn to enjoy all matches, including losses, and spend more time teaching the values and lessons to be gained in the journey.

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December 26, 2020

From ‘Ow!’ to ‘Wow!’

Even imagining an injury can be scary and overwhelming. But the reality of sport is that injuries happen and, unfortunately, sometimes the road to recovery can seem more like a rollercoaster than a highway.

December 14, 2020

What’s on Your Plate?

Looking to feel and play your best? Of course you are. Thinking about going keto or trying intermittent fasting? Hold it right there! Before you do, check out this valuable nutrition advice that will help you meet your goals – the right way.

December 14, 2020

Healthy Choices for Dining Out

Going out to eat with friends and family can be a nice change of pace from cooking at home. But large portion sizes and high-calorie restaurant foods often make it difficult to make healthy choices - and can hinder your recovery and performance goals. These recommendations will help you meet your athletic goals when you’re on the go!

December 12, 2020

Training Without a Net or Friends

Volleyball is a game to play with friends, same gender or coed. It does not matter if those you train with are only 7 years old or your grandmother. As long as they can provide you with the unique angles of the game, you'll be learning fine.

December 12, 2020

Pre-Match Snacks to Perform Your Best

Familiar snacks before a match are crucial to performance. They top off the body’s gas tank before asking the engine to perform at a high level and help meet overall nutrient needs for the day and prevent excessive hunger mid- to late-match.

December 12, 2020

Post-Match Fueling: Replenish and Recover

On a match day, the focus is all on performance. But, after you play, what you eat is just as important as what you eat before or during.

December 2, 2020

Power Shots II: How to Shoot a Volleyball Match

Ever been tasked with photographing a volleyball match and not really know where to start? Here's some basic tips to help you get great action shots from your next game.

October 28, 2020

Power Shots: Photography Tips to Make Your Club Shine

Strong photographs are crucial and versatile in promoting your club. In the first of this two-part series, you'll learn what makes photos great and ways to acquire these valuable marketing materials. 

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