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We Coach the Way We Were Coached

Each fall for high school, then later when junior volleyball clubs begin, training takes place that shows that the science of our sport has not impacted the cultural traditions of this same sport.

Olympic Caliber Nutrition

Aaron Brock MS, ATC, PESDirector of Sports Medicine and Performance to the U.S. National TeamsUSA Men’s Olympic Volleyball TeamE-Mail: aaron.brock@usav.org If you haven’t given nutrition much thought, you may want to start… now! Research clearly demonstrates the beneficial effects of optimal nutrition on athletic performance. While many factors need to be considered when discussing an...

Happy Birthday Coach Wooden

I was fortunate in my beginning stages of coaching in the early 1970s to cross paths with Stew McDole of Graceland College (now University), where I was mentored by Stew and coaches like Chris McLaughlin and Carl McGown.

Reflections on Open Gym

My son Cody is a senior at the oldest high school here in Colorado Springs. We decided together to start a volleyball club at his school this year, to help grow the boy's high school club program.

Tryouts and Our Deepest Fear

Tryouts can bring out our deep fears, as the talent pyramid begins its inexorable narrowing. From six elementary schools teams, to a couple or so junior high 7th grade teams.

CAP Article: Game-Like Training

Originally published in 2009 About the Author: Rick Swan is the head women’s volleyball coach at Colorado College. He is a CAP Level II coach in USA Volleyball’s Coach Education Program. Game-like training is a simple idea. It is the notion that athletes will learn to play the game of volleyball better by practicing the...

May We Please Leave a Court Up?

Over 20 years ago I was working with the University of Colorado program, working with several club teams to merge them into a single varsity program.

No More Drills, Feedback or Technical Training…

OK coach, hopefully this title has made you click through to this blog to see what the heck I could be thinking here.

Kessel’s Best Movies for Team Viewing

A personal list of movies, in no particular order, that might be great for team bonding and inspiration.

Top Ten Serving Secrets

I spent the last four nights in Hartford, Connecticut. Snowfall of a greater amount in the storm than any other time in recorded history.