USA Volleyball’s response to COVID-19 and guidelines toward Return to Play.

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USA Volleyball’s response to COVID-19 and guidelines toward Return to Play.

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About USAVLearn

A Free Online Educational Video Series

The series will feature educational videos on topics ranging from coaching to defensive schemes to officiating. Top volleyball coaches and National Team Development Program leaders will share knowledge with USAV members and the rest of the volleyball community.

Prime Objectives

  • Give coaches and athletes tips, tools and ideas to better themselves on and off the court
  • To give individuals a positive learning experience
  • Provide all participants with an online community to learn from some of the top minds in volleyball

USAVlearn | Live Q & A Replay featuring Rich Lambourne

Former U.S. Men’s National Team athlete and current U.S. Beach National Team coach, discusses his transition from playing indoor volleyball to coaching beach volleyball. Rich also talks about how the U.S. Beach National Teams qualify for the Olympics.

Tips From National Team Athletes

For the Love of the Game

Lauren Carlini, U.S Women's National Team athlete, discusses how to approach returning to the court and reassess your goals for the year.

Coachability and the Comfort Zone

U.S. Women's National Team athlete Jordan Larson knows that the best way to reach your full potential is to step outside your comfort zone during training. Being open to your coaches' feedback is critical in this regard.

Be a Sponge

U.S. Women's National Team athlete Rachael Adams heard "Be a Sponge" all the time in high school. Being a sponge - listening to critiques and welcoming lessons and observations from others - was critical for her development as a player.

Make Your Teammates Better

U.S. Women's National Team athlete Kelsey Robinson explains how focusing on your teammates around you not only elevates the play of your team, but it will also make you better and more valuable on and off the court.

Performing Under Pressure

U.S. Beach National Team athlete Jake Gibb teaches newer players how to handle pressure on and off the court. He recommends focusing intently on a particular object - he uses the ball - to push away nervous energy.

It's Okay to Ask for Help

U.S. Men's National Team athlete Erik Shoji reminds you that reaching out for help, be it on the court, in school or anywhere else, is a strength rather than a weakness. It shows a desire to improve that others will recognize and appreciate.

Building Technical Skills

Attack Fundamentals

Rob Browning, head coach at Saint Mary’s College of California, discusses the fundamental mechanics of spiking that are the foundation of powerful and effective attacking.

Individual Passing Concepts

Tama Miyashiro, assistant coach for the U.S. Women's National Team, discusses the team's passing philosophy and concepts through an individual teaching approach while also providing coaches with insights and best practices for teaching passing.

Landing Mechanics in Volleyball

Kara Kessans, athletic trainer for the U.S. Women's National Team, discusses good and poor landing mechanics in volleyball using graphical and video examples from the U.S. Women's National Team.

Blocking System Basics

Luka Slabe, U.S. Women's National Team assistant coach, covers the team's default blocking system and individual responsibilities.

Split Step for Block and Defense

Dan Fisher, head coach of the U.S. Women's Junior National Team, discusses the benefits of using a split step in block and backrow defense.

Better the Ball

Keegan Cook, head coach of the 2020 USAV Girls Youth National Team, presents a collection of decisions, movements and system plays by our U.S. Women’s National Team which gives their team the best chance to win the rally.

Building Mental Skills

Reading (Part One)

Karch Kiraly, volleyball legend and current U.S. Women's National Team head coach, gives his best tools and tips for reading an attacker.

Simple Done Better

John Crawley, high performance director for team sports at the USOPC, introduces a simple, structured approach to training in order to create an athlete-centered learning environment.

Building Tactical Skills

Offensive Coordinator's Toolkit

Erin Virtue, assistant coach for the U.S. Women's National Team, covers the basic tools every offensive coordinator needs to run an effective offense. Learn how to stress blocking schemes by asking meaningful questions and preparing your quarterbacks.

U.S. WNT Defensive Systems

Luka Slabe, assistant coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team, discusses the defensive systems of the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Athlete and Career Development

How to Make Your Age National Team

Nick MacRae, head coach for the U.S. Boys Youth National Team and men's associate head coach at Long Beach State, gives insight on the age group national team selection process.

Long-Term Athlete Development

Jimmy Stitz, strength and conditioning coach for the U.S. Women's National Team, outlines the weight room aspect of long-term athletic development for volleyball and covers the progressions associated with all levels of player development.

Physical and Emotional Health

Performance Nutrition Habits

Shawn Hueglin, senior sport dietitian with the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, shares habit-building strategies for elite volleyball performance nutrition.

Body Image, Mindful Eating in Sport

Jacque Scaramella and Brooke Lamphere discuss body image and mindful eating in elite sport and emphasize how athletes and coaches can work collaboratively toward improving awareness and building positive relationships with their bodies and food to support performance.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Recipe

U.S. Women's National Team sports dietitian Rachael Mack shares a fall-flavored smoothie that is easily customizable and perfect for helping promote recovery from a lifting session, practice or match.

Statistics

Volley Stats 101

Jeff Liu, performance analyst for the U.S. Women's National Team, takes a closer look at the basics in volleyball statistics in four categories: passing, serving, attacking and sideout.

Learning Data Volley

Jeff Liu, performance analyst for the U.S. Women's National Team, shares tips for quickly learning Data Volley 4.

Live Q&A Replays

Peter Vint

Peter Vint, USA Volleyball's Chief of Sport, chats with U.S. Men's Sitting National Team assistant coach Joe Skinner about optimal practice design, athlete learning processes and several other coaching topics.

Andrea Becker

Andrea Becker, Sport Psychologist for the U.S Men's National Team, discusses her role with the MNT and about what sports psychology can do for an individual or a team with USA Volleyball communications manager B.J. Evans.

Greg Walker

Greg Walker, head coach of the U.S Men's Sitting National Team, talks about sitting volleyball, its benefits to the standing game, and more.

Tyler Hildebrand

Tyler Hildebrand

Tyler Hildebrand, Director of Coaching for the U.S Beach National Team, discusses his role with USA Volleyball and the the intricacies of coaching on the beach.

McKibbin Brothers

USA Volleyball's bearded brothers Riley and Madison McKibbin talk about playing beach and snow volleyball, appearing on the Amazing Race and their love of filmmaking.

Reid Priddy and Simon Sinek

Former U.S. Men's National Team player Reid Priddy and author Simon Sinek discuss the importance of "discovering your why" - finding motivations for your actions - and other concepts that Sinek has taught through his books, lectures and conversations.

Pati Rolf

Pati Rolf, Director of Officials Development for USA Volleyball, shares great stories about officiating in the Olympic Games, developing future officials, coaching collegiately, and more.

Rich Lambourne

Former U.S. Men's National Team athlete and current U.S. Beach National Team coach, discusses his transition from playing indoor volleyball to coaching beach volleyball. Rich also talks about how the U.S. Beach National Teams qualify for the Olympics.