Your hands-on guide to coaching youth volleyball
Have you been asked to coach a youth volleyball team? This friendly, practical guide helps you grasp the basics and take charge on the court. You get expert advice on teaching key skills to different age groups, running safe and effective practices, helping struggling players, encouraging good sportsmanship, and leading your team with confidence during a match.
- Lay the groundwork for a great season -- develop your coaching philosophy, run an effective preseason meeting, and get up to speed on the rules and terminology of the sport
Build your team -- size up the players, find roles for everyone to succeed in, and coach all different types of kids
Teach the basics of volleyball -- from serving and passing to setting, attacking, and blocking, instruct your players successfully in all the key elements
Raise the level of play -- teach more advanced offensive and defensive skills and keep your kids' interest in volleyball going strong
Make the moms and dads happy -- work with parents to ensure a successful and fun season
Score extra points -- keep your players healthy and injury free, resolve conflicts, and coach a volleyball club team
Open the book and find:
- Clear explanations of the game's fundamentals
An assortment of the sport's best drills
The equipment your team needs
Player positions and their responsibilities
Tips for running fun-filled practices
Refinements for your coaching strategies
How to meet players' special needs
Ten ways to make the season memorable
Since becoming the Nebraska women's volleyball coach in 2000, John Cook has led the team to four national championships, seven NCAA semifinal appearances, and the nation's top winning percentage in women's volleyball. In Dream Like a Champion Cook shares the coaching and leadership philosophy that has enabled him to become one of the game's winningest coaches.Growing up in San Diego, Cook acquired his coaching philosophy from his experiences first as a football coach, then as a student of the sport of volleyball on the beaches of Southern California. After a stint as an assistant volleyball coach at Nebraska, he returned to Nebraska as head coach in 2000 and won the national championship in his first season. Even with a bar set so high, Cook saw at Nebraska's tradition-rich program the potential for even greater growth and success. He decided to focus on higher expectations, training, motivation, goal setting, and other ways to build the strongest teams possible. In Dream Like a Champion Cook shares the philosophy behind Nebraska's culture of success and reveals how he's had to learn, evolve, and be coached himself, even in his fifth decade as a coach. With openness and candor he delivers insights about his methods and passes along lessons that can be used by leaders in any field. Cook also shares behind-the-scenes anecdotes about Nebraska volleyball moments and players--and how he coaches and teaches his players about life beyond the court.
In the volleyball world, the name Karch Kiraly is synonymous with excellence, whether it be in the U.S.A. or abroad, in the gym or on the beach. This revised edition of Karch Kiraly's Championship Volleyball provides a complete course in volleyball skills, including:
- Basic and Advanced Team Defense and Offense Strategies
Combine all of this with the expanded chapter on the beach game, and you have the most complete volleyball instructional available.
So, whether you're a beginner just learning the basics or an advanced player looking for the strategy that will blow your opponents off the court, Karch Kiraly's Championship Volleyball will give you the skills to do it.
To be a successful volleyball coach, you need to know more than just how to teach the basic skills and implement a plan. In such a fast-paced game, not only do you need to outperform your opponent, but you must outthink him as well. Thinking Volleyball has you covered
Hall-of-fame coach Mike Hebert spent years learning the secrets to success--among the most important is that you should never stop learning. In Thinking Volleyball, he goes beyond the development of motor skills to provide a unique cerebral look at how athletes learn. Hebert also introduces the strategies behind his reading defense approach, which will give your team an advantage against any opponent. Regardless of how talented your players are, a positive environment that includes a solid mutual trust among everyone involved with the program is vital for your program both on and off the court.
To take your program to the next level, step inside the mind of a legendary coach and never stop learning. Thinking Volleyball is your resource to developing your program, your players, and yourself.
Building on the success of the first volume of The Volleyball Coaching Bible, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) brings you The Volleyball Coaching Bible, Volume II. Featuring contributions from 20 of the top volleyball minds in the game today, this resource will help you build your program, shape and improve your team, and sharpen your coaching skills in key areas such as these:
- Building and managing your program
- Developing players' skills by position
- Establishing and implementing match strategy
- Training and conditioning athletes
- Offensive tactics
- Scouting and analyzing opponents
- Evaluating statistics and using them to your advantage
- Planning practices
The Volleyball Coaching Bible, Volume II presents the drills top coaches use for developing players at each position and offers insights on in-game strategies for various match situations, including strategic serving, defensive schemes, and on-the-go decision making.
In addition to on-court Xs and Os, you'll learn what it takes to establish a successful high school, college, and beach volleyball program. Setting program expectations and tactics, building a positive and winning culture, recruiting the right way, and running camps are all keys to sustained program success shared in The Volleyball Coaching Bible, Volume II.
Endorsed by the AVCA and edited by volleyball coaching legend Cecile Reynaud, The Volleyball Coaching Bible, Volume II covers the entire court in describing and coaching the nuances of the game and shaping a successful program. It's a practical and motivational resource that you'll refer to season after season in your coaching career.
With drills covering every facet of the sport, The Volleyball Drill Book is the most comprehensive resource for today's players and coaches. Inside you'll find the game's most effective drills for these and many other aspects of the game:
- Warming up
- Ball handling
- Team building
- Situational play
- Transition play
Complete with detailed diagrams, illustrations, coaching tips, variations, and practice advice, The Volleyball Drill Book provides you with everything you need to master essential skills, sharpen execution, and improve on-court performance.
Whether you wish to develop new skills or fine-tune your game, rely on the drills that have produced the sport's top players and most dominating teams. The Volleyball Drill Book is the one and only drill book you'll ever need.
Build a successful team around the strength of your players. Volleyball Systems & Strategies is your guide to implementing the world's top systems and strategies for consistent execution and superior team play.
With this special book and DVD, you'll identify the offensive and defensive systems best suited to your team's talents, in-game situations, and your opponent's style of play.
Go on the court and see the game's best serve, serve-receive, offensive, and defensive systems and strategies in action. Compare each system's advantages and limitations, then master their on-the-court execution with over 80 practice drills--complete with variations and coaching tips.
If you're ready to maximize your talents, ace the competition, and step up to championship play, let Volleyball Systems & Strategies be your guide to bringing home the gold.