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USA Deaf Volleyball Team Support

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USA Deaf Volleyball Team Support

Posted on 29 June 2009 by Chuck Rey

I am amazed at the reach of my blog and the people I have met while writing about my passion.  It’s great to be surrounded by and learn about others with the same passion.

I received a call from Lynn Ray Boren, Head Coach of the USA  Deaf Women’s Volleyball Team, to offer a compliment of my blog. mike bruning USA Deaf Volleyball Team Support volleyball For this small bit of attention, I am grateful.  Of course we started talking about volleyball (via a “relay operator”) and realized how small the world of volleyball is.  When I played at Arizona State University, our arch rival, the Continue Reading

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Volleyball at the Amusement Park

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Volleyball at the Amusement Park

Posted on 28 June 2009 by Chuck Rey

spongebob roller coaster Volleyball at the Amusement Park volleyballThis weekend I enjoyed being a kid again.  I went to the Mall of America near Minneapolis which has an amusement park in the middle of the mall!  A friend’s 8 year old nephew, Alex, and I got to run amuck through the park.  Last year, when he visited the mall, he was not tall enough to ride the “big kid” rides.  This year, he was 3 inches above the required height of 48 inches, a major right of passage.

He was like “a kid in an amusement park” trying to decide which ride to go on first while we purchased tickets.  “The Spongebob Roller Coaster, or the Avatar Skateboard, or the Log Ride!” he’d yell out while dancing around the ticket counter.  As we entered the park, what ride did he choose?  The first ride he saw, the Spongebob Roller Coaster.  It was his first “big kid” rollercoaster he’d ever ridden and I must admit, he chose the scariest of them all first.  This ride literally has a vertical drop and a couple loops.  He admitted he was nervous, but he was so excited, he danced through the entire line.  The picture taken of us while on the ride showed the pure little boy joy in his face.  I’d say it was a priceless picture, but $15 for the picture is ridiculous icon wink Volleyball at the Amusement Park volleyball Continue Reading

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Basic Team Systems and Tactics by Doug Beal

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Basic Team Systems and Tactics by Doug Beal

Posted on 25 June 2009 by Chuck Rey

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By: Doug Beal
USA Volleyball CEO and 1984 Gold Medal Winning Coach

Excerpts from the FIVB Manual

In volleyball, we must work very hard to position our bodies correctly before returning the ball.

In volleyball defense, we want to be aggressive to create opportunities to score points.

The coach must train his team to actively “win” the game as opposed to waiting for the opponent to “lose” the game. Continue Reading

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USA Volleyball Men’s World League Schedule on ESPN

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USA Volleyball Men’s World League Schedule on ESPN

Posted on 23 June 2009 by Chuck Rey

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TV Schedule of the USA Volleyball Gold Medal team (not all the same players from that team) in World League competition on ESPN. Continue Reading

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Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers on the Today Show

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Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers on the Today Show

Posted on 23 June 2009 by Chuck Rey

This is painful to watch.

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Technical Development of the Volleyball Player

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Technical Development of the Volleyball Player

Posted on 23 June 2009 by Chuck Rey

charles cardinal Technical Development of the Volleyball Player volleyballBy: Charles Cardinal
Canadian National Team Head Coach
Excerpts from the FIVB Coaches Manual

From an athlete’s point of view, the reward and motivation comes from the fact that through training and coaching they are able to do today what was impossible yesterday.

Teaching the Mechanics of a Movement (Level 1)
At the start of technical training, no matter the method, an athlete must imitate a model as closely as possible.  This model is usually a coach or a successful athlete who demonstrates the proper execution of a technique.  To reproduce the model exactly, an athlete must have an accurate mental image of the movement. Continue Reading

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VolleyTalk – The Best Volleyball Forum

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VolleyTalk – The Best Volleyball Forum

Posted on 20 June 2009 by Chuck Rey

volleytalk VolleyTalk   The Best Volleyball Forum volleyballThere are a few volleyball forums in cyberspace, but the hands down favorite is VolleyTalk.  It is an anonymous board with many enthusiastic volleyball coaches, players, parents and fans that offer their advice about anything volleyball.  The only issue is the website name: http://volleytalk.proboards.com/index.cgi The URL is not easy to remember.  When my bookmarks aren’t readily available, I often have to do a google search to find it.  It’s worth the ‘hassle’.  I highly recommend checking it out. Continue Reading

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Two Recent JUNIOR High School Graduates Commit to Nebraska Volleyball

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Two Recent JUNIOR High School Graduates Commit to Nebraska Volleyball

Posted on 19 June 2009 by Chuck Rey

In my recent post Volleyball Camp – How to Choose the Best Camp, I mentioned that at most Division I universities, especially the elite universities, scholarships have already been offered and accepted by high school juniors and seniors.  This article is proof: Continue Reading

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The Functions of a Volleyball Coach

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The Functions of a Volleyball Coach

Posted on 19 June 2009 by Chuck Rey

The Functions of a Volleyball Coach

By: Yuan Weimin

Yuan had one of the most dominant teams in the history of our sport during the late 1970s and 1980s when the Chinese women won every major event for a span of three years. He put together a team that was one of the smoothest, most error-free, remarkable ball control teams that has ever played the game. It was identified mostly in the personality and performance of Lang Ping, but it was one of those teams where you could have identified any player as an all-world performer.  ~ Volleyball Hall of Fame Continue Reading

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What is a Volleyball Coach?

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What is a Volleyball Coach?

Posted on 15 June 2009 by Chuck Rey

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By: Yuri Tchesnokov
Russian Gold Medal Men’s Head Coach and Player
Excerpts from the FIVB Coaches Manual

A volleyball coach is a teacher and an educator, especially for a coach who is working with children and junior teams.

A volleyball coach is a person with a great knowledge of life.  Players need advice and support in many different life situations.  This is why one can say that a coach is a senior comrade and a life assistant. Continue Reading

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clay-stanley-serve

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Clay Stanley 2008 Olympic MVP, Hitting, Blocking, Jump Serves

Posted on 13 June 2009 by Chuck Rey

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San Mateo Starlings Volleyball Club

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San Mateo Starlings Volleyball Club

Posted on 12 June 2009 by Chuck Rey

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By: Vytas Mazeika

Palo Alto Daily News Staff Writer
Posted: 06/11/2009 07:52:49 PM

Liz Mayta was never the best player on the volleyball court, but it’s hard to deny her influence on the sport. Continue Reading

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Volleyball Camp – How to Choose the Best Camp

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Volleyball Camp – How to Choose the Best Camp

Posted on 11 June 2009 by Chuck Rey

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‘Tis the volleyball camp season, the summer time of year when parents will send their kids off on a two, three, four or five day journey to play volleyball for likely 12 hours a day. Kids believe that if they go to these volleyball camps, they will be able to make the high school varsity team, maybe even a starting position, which will eventually lead them to play for the college of their dream. For parents, some camps are as much as $1,500. What is the reality? What should be expected? What is the best camp for your child? Continue Reading

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USA Men’s Volleyball Attack Beijing Olympics – High Ball

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USA Men’s Volleyball Attack Beijing Olympics – High Ball

Posted on 09 June 2009 by Chuck Rey

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USA Men’s Volleyball Attack Beijing Olympics – High Ball

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USA Men’s Volleyball Attack Beijing Olympics – High Ball

Posted on 09 June 2009 by Chuck Rey

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Motivational Video – Famous Failures – Michael Jordan, The Beatles, etc.

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Motivational Video – Famous Failures – Michael Jordan, The Beatles, etc.

Posted on 09 June 2009 by Chuck Rey

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The Art of Passing a Volleyball

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The Art of Passing a Volleyball

Posted on 06 June 2009 by Chuck Rey

karch kiraly passing The Art of Passing a Volleyball volleyballThere is nothing natural about passing a volleyball.  In fact, the sport of volleyball is very ‘un-natural’.  We do not grow up bouncing a ball off our forearms or cocking our wrists in unison to set a ball.  The closest childhood similarity is batting a balloon in the air.  We grow up throwing, kicking, and shooting balls.  Ever watch a group of football players  get on a volleyball court and try to play?  These talented athletes often look quite uncoordinated playing volleyball.  Volleyball is an extremely technical game, it is the mastery of these un-natural technical movements that makes our sport so unique, so great.

Learning to pass a volleyball takes time.  Through experience we learn the flight, the trajectory of a volleyball.  Serve receive in particular is an art.  It takes thousands upon thousands of repetitions to understand Continue Reading

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Volleyball Coach Resources

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Volleyball Coach Resources

Posted on 04 June 2009 by Chuck Rey

Searching for volleyball charts or statistics sheets to use for practice or during a match?  Have you tried creating spreadsheets to fit your match needs?  Following are a number of volleyball coach resources that I have collected over the years for your use:

Download:

Pre-game charts
Match charts
Post match statistics
Setting Diagram
Serve Receive Patterns
Workout charts

Click on an image below to download the chart/sheet.  Hope they help…Enjoy!

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Volleyball Courts (4)

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Volleyball Courts with Notes (4)

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Volleyball Setting Diagram

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Volleyball Roster

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5-1 Serve Receive

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5-1 Serve Receive alternate

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6-2 Serve Receive

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6-2 Serve Receive alternate

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Volleyball Line-up Sheet

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Volleyball Master Game Plan

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Serve Receive Chart

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Volleyball Game Chart

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Volleyball Game Chart Offense

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Volleyball Attack Chart

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Volleyball Game Stat Chart

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Passing Serving Chart

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Volleyball Scoresheet

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Beach Volleyball Chart

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Volleyball Passing Statistics

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Volleyball Serving Statistics

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Volleyball Workout Chart

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Volleyball Workout Log

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Volleyball Vertical Jump Chart

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Volleyball Cauldron Sheets (4 spreadsheets within workbook)

If you have similar resources you would like to share, please leave a comment or send me a message. I will coordinate getting it posted!

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What are we in the High Performance Volleyball Program looking for in National-Level Volleyball Athletes?

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What are we in the High Performance Volleyball Program looking for in National-Level Volleyball Athletes?

Posted on 01 June 2009 by Chuck Rey

usa hp logo 150x150 What are we in the High Performance Volleyball Program looking for in National Level Volleyball Athletes? volleyballThis article also covers college volleyball programs and upper level club volleyball programs.

What are we in the High Performance Program looking for in
National-Level Volleyball Athletes?

–    Collin Powers, USA Volleyball Manager of High Performance Program

Listed below is a general discussion of the characteristics we in the High Performance Program are looking for (and hope to develop) in National Level Volleyball Athletes.
These characterizations are not an exact science and their application may mean different
things to different age groups, types of players and positions. Continue Reading

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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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