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Volleyball Nutrition — Serving the Ideal Diet for Training, Competition, and Recovery

Volleyball Nutrition — Serving the Ideal Diet for Training, Competition, and Recovery

Posted on 27 August 2009 by Chuck Rey

If you are new to my website, my purpose is to provide the collection of volleyball information that I have collected over the years to coaches and players.  Here is a great article about volleyball nutrition.  I hope it helps you and your team.volleyball nutrition 300x182 Volleyball Nutrition    Serving the Ideal Diet for Training, Competition, and Recovery volleyball

By Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, LMHC; Sports Nutritionist; University of Miami Athletic Department; Adjunct Professor–Department of Exercise Science

Volleyball 101
Volleyball is an explosive, quick power driven sport. What propels the ball over the net is energy, primarily anaerobic muscle energy, for serving, spiking, blocking, digging, and rolling. Long rallies and training Continue Reading

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The Seven Secrets of Successful Coaches

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The Seven Secrets of Successful Coaches

Posted on 25 August 2009 by Chuck Rey

Two December’s ago, I had the privilege to listen to Dr. Greg Dale speak at the AVCA Convention on the topic presented in this article. Gregory A. Dale, Ph.D. is a Professor of Sport Psychology and Sport Ethics at Duke University. He is also the Director of Mental Training and Co-Director of the Leadership Program for Duke Athletics. In addition to his work with Duke athletes and coaches, Greg consults with numerous college and professional athletes and teams as well as corporate groups. Greg has written three books related to leadership and performance. He is also a member of the Sport Psychology Staff for USA Track and Field and is a dynamic speaker who provides a variety of interactive and innovative workshops around the country and the world. Continue Reading

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Good Coaching Focuses on Process, Not End Result

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Good Coaching Focuses on Process, Not End Result

Posted on 20 August 2009 by Chuck Rey

A piece about great coaching written by Former Nebraska Volleyball Head Coach Terry Pettit that was posted in the Lincoln Star Journal.  Coach Pettit will be inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame December 17, 2009.

Nebraska Volleyball Terry Pettit Good Coaching Focuses on Process, Not End Result volleyballI have a friend who tells me that in 1953 he could fix about anything on a Chevy with a combination wrench. Those days are gone. Continue Reading

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Healthy Lunch and Snack Ideas

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Healthy Lunch and Snack Ideas

Posted on 19 August 2009 by Chuck Rey

I often get into a rut of healthy foods to eat.   The following was emailed to me by Earth Fare Market.  Hope this spurs some ideas for you too.

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The Volleyball Spike | How Can I Spike Harder!

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The Volleyball Spike | How Can I Spike Harder!

Posted on 16 August 2009 by Chuck Rey

Written by John Kessel, USA Volleyball Director, Grassroots, Disabled, Education & Beach Volleyball.  January 26, 2005  He has volumes of great information.

Tayyiba Haneef Park 300x218 The Volleyball Spike | How Can I Spike Harder! volleyballFirst off, you should stop working so hard on hitting the ball harder, and instead focus on swinging your arm faster. When players go for hitting harder, they tighten up the muscles in the shoulder girdle and cannot unleash as fast as an armswing as they might have. Swing fast, swing faster. The dilemma is, when you first start to swing faster, or as fast as you can, you are not as accurate.

Speed first, accuracy second. Trying to be successful for a helpful parent, or for the fans of the match, can not only make a player tight, but they know the unwritten law of parents – I must do this right, while Continue Reading

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Inspiration from Kenyon College Swimming to a Volleyball Team

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Inspiration from Kenyon College Swimming to a Volleyball Team

Posted on 15 August 2009 by Chuck Rey

The other night I was watching ESPN and they were showing the greatest NCAA sports teams of all times.  I was amazed at the success of Kenyon College’s swimming program.

Kenyon College Ladies’ NCAA Championship History

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Thinking Critically About Volleyball Serving Strategy

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Thinking Critically About Volleyball Serving Strategy

Posted on 08 August 2009 by Chuck Rey

volleyball serve usa men Thinking Critically About Volleyball Serving Strategy volleyballAt the University of Minnesota, Mike Hebert introduced me to the works of Dr. Paul Arrington. Dr. Arrington is a humble man from Hawaii that has been around volleyball for many years.  He has coached juniors for over 25 years in Hawaii, much of his work has been published by the AVCA, he is quoted in countless books, and he is now an Assistant Coach at Dartmouth University.  He chose Dartmouth because he prefers to live in a small town.

Dr. Arrington spends countless hours studying and researching top programs.  He compiles a wealth of data to come to factual conclusions that often proves or disproves common volleyball theory.  Dr. Mike Hebert believes Dr. Arrington’s work is consistent with the late, great Dr. Jim Coleman, one of the early revolutionary strategists of volleyball.  That’s a lot of volleyball doctors icon smile Thinking Critically About Volleyball Serving Strategy volleyball Continue Reading

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Volleyball Drills Design Considerations

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Volleyball Drills Design Considerations

Posted on 04 August 2009 by Chuck Rey

I have been fortunate to have great mentors in my volleyball life. Al Stern is one of them. Al is now 73 years old. He holds two gold medals and one bronze medal in the Master’s Division at World Championships. His Bluffton High School Team was a runner-up at the state championship in the second year the high school was in existence, and followed it up with a state championship two seasons later. In eleven years of coaching club, he has four junior Olympic club regional championships (the club has a total of only three or four teams each season). Most notable is his competitive fire that continues to burns brightly inside to become a better coach. Al is always trying to learn, always trying to be a better coach. Awesome! 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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