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Volleyball Setting Qualities

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Volleyball Setting Qualities

Posted on 22 April 2009 by Chuck Rey

arie selinger 150x150 Volleyball Setting Qualities volleyballArie Selinger, Head Coach, 1984 USA Volleyball Women’s Olympic Team, wrote “Setting for the Setter”. He believes the setter is the most important player on the court who’s qualities include: play-maker, architect, decision maker, cooperative, an extension of the coach, perceptive, great mental stamina, leader, hard working, creative, disciplined, crafty, aware, well liked, and inspires trust and confidence. Continue Reading

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FIVB Olympic Video Clips and Team Analysis

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FIVB Olympic Video Clips and Team Analysis

Posted on 20 April 2009 by Chuck Rey

usa volleyball men gold 300x204 FIVB Olympic Video Clips and Team Analysis volleyballThe FIVB has a great collection of video clips from the 2008 Olympics.

It includes a compilation of team rotations and skills and the best players by skill. The videos do take some time to download, but they are pretty impressive once open. Check them out sometime: Continue Reading

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AVP TV Live from Riverside – April 18 & 19th

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AVP TV Live from Riverside – April 18 & 19th

Posted on 18 April 2009 by Chuck Rey

avp tv AVP TV Live from Riverside   April 18 & 19th volleyballAVP TV Live from Riverside

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to competition end (approximately 5 p.m.)

Women’s Final: 2:30 p.m. Men’s Final: 4 p.m.

http://www.avp.com/News/2009/04/Riverside-Streaming.aspx

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How to Become a College Volleyball Coach Question

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How to Become a College Volleyball Coach Question

Posted on 17 April 2009 by Chuck Rey

I was looking at your resume and trying to figure out how you made the jump to college coaching. I would love to coach at that level, but am not sure when and how is the best way. Obviously the competition is steep. Continue Reading

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Karch Kiraly Named U.S. Women’s Assistant Coach

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Karch Kiraly Named U.S. Women’s Assistant Coach

Posted on 16 April 2009 by Chuck Rey

How sweet is this?

karch kiraly usa volleyball coach Karch Kiraly Named U.S. Women’s Assistant Coach volleyball

Karch Kiraly Named USA Volleyball Women’s Assistant Coach

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Blocking Your Way to the AVP Tour

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Blocking Your Way to the AVP Tour

Posted on 13 April 2009 by Chuck Rey

jon guida Blocking Your Way to the AVP Tour volleyballA friend of mine is about to break on to the AVP Tour. Big Jon as he’s known by the locals of South Carolina. A natural athlete that played professional basketball in Europe and picked up volleyball in his mid-twenties. A 6’7″ frame along with a 35″ vertical doesn’t hurt either. He’s unsure of his blocking game and came to me looking for a few pointers. Following is my advice.

There is so much about blocking. Here is some thought, perspective, and insight.

Compare your blocking game with the greats. Phil Dalhausser, in 2008 he led the AVP Tour with 2.12 blocks per game. Lambert, 2.04 blocks per game. Gibb 1.96. How many blocks per game are you getting? Two or three blocks a game is not a big number, so don’t put too much pressure
on yourself to HAVE to make blocks. In a game, you could get 30 block attempts (hits against you…this includes shots). Based on 2 blocks per game, that means 7% of all attacks against you will result in a
block (that means out of those 30 block attempts, 28 will be hit around
you). Make it a goal to get 3 blocks a game which correlates to 1 block for every 10 attempts (this would be phenomenal if you accomplished this goal). Continue Reading

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Volleyball Made ESPN’s SportsCenter Top Plays!

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Volleyball Made ESPN’s SportsCenter Top Plays!

Posted on 09 April 2009 by Chuck Rey

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Comparing Penn State and Low Country Volleyball Club

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Comparing Penn State and Low Country Volleyball Club

Posted on 07 April 2009 by Chuck Rey

In my previous blog, I mentioned Low Country Volleyball Club’s 18s Team winning the 18 Open Division of the USAV Palmetto Region to qualify the team for Nationals in Miami. I received the stats from the team’s championship weekend (we have a parent keep stats), and just for fun icon wink Comparing Penn State and Low Country Volleyball Club volleyball compared them with the offensive stats of the 2008 Final Four Teams: Penn State, Stanford, Nebraska, and Texas. I was testing a coaching theory of IPE (read my What is IPE blog if you are unfamiliar with this concept). Here are my findings: Continue Reading

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Play the Game to Teach the Game

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Play the Game to Teach the Game

Posted on 06 April 2009 by Chuck Rey

usav palmetto region champions 18s Play the Game to Teach the Game volleyballIt’s the little club that could. Low Country Volleyball Club with a total of 3 teams in the entire club, won the 18 Open Division of the USAV Palmetto Region Championship this past weekend in Charlotte. This is the second year in a row the team won the region to advance to the USAV Nationals, held in Miami this July. I’m proud to say I coached at this club a number of years ago and it was a joy watching many of the girls I once coached win the championship…again. A club of three teams. Continue Reading

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The Full Play of Erik Shoji’s ESPN Highlight Kick-Set

Posted on 05 April 2009 by Chuck Rey

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AVCA Must Be Reading My Blog

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AVCA Must Be Reading My Blog

Posted on 01 April 2009 by Chuck Rey

avca powertips AVCA Must Be Reading My Blog volleyballI received the latest AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) publication Volleyball ACE Power Tips and the article happens to be titled, “Make Mental Training Part of Physical Training” with a picture of Lindsey Berg on the cover page. Coincidentally, these are the topics of my last two blogs icon wink AVCA Must Be Reading My Blog volleyball

Click AVCA PowerTips 3-25-2009 to read the article.

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Coach Chuck Rey is Assistant Coach at Miami University


Prior to this position, he was Assistant Coach at Winthrop University, the University of Minnesota and Georgia Southern University.

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