Posted on 22 April 2009 by Chuck Rey
Arie 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
Posted on 20 April 2009 by Chuck Rey
The 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
Posted on 18 April 2009 by Chuck Rey
AVP 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.
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
Posted on 16 April 2009 by Chuck Rey
How sweet is this?
Karch Kiraly Named USA Volleyball Women’s Assistant Coach
Posted on 13 April 2009 by Chuck Rey
A 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
Posted on 09 April 2009 by Chuck Rey
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 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
Posted on 06 April 2009 by Chuck Rey
It’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
Posted on 05 April 2009 by Chuck Rey
Posted on 01 April 2009 by Chuck Rey
I 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
Click AVCA PowerTips 3-25-2009 to read the article.