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The Role of Emotions and Random Events in “Momentum” in Volleyball

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The Role of Emotions and Random Events in “Momentum” in Volleyball

Posted on 23 September 2009 by Chuck Rey

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THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT MOMENTUM

by: Paul Arrington, M.D.

Having found that calling time out at the elite level of the sport is not effective in stopping the opponent’s “momentum”, it became apparent that it was time to try to more clearly define the concept of “momentum” and the roles emotions and random events might play in the development of this concept. Continue Reading

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USA Volleyball Nutrition

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USA Volleyball Nutrition

Posted on 17 September 2009 by Chuck Rey

Aaron Brock MS, ATC, PES
Director of Sports Medicine and Performance to the U.S. National Teams
USA Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team
E-Mail: aaron.brock@usav.org

USA volleyball nutrition 300x199 USA Volleyball Nutrition volleyballIf you haven’t given nutrition much thought, you may want to start… now!

Research clearly demonstrates the beneficial effects of optimal nutrition on athletic performance. While many factors need to be considered when discussing an athlete’s performance – nutrition is among the most important variables.

As the Head Athletic Trainer (ATC) for the Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team, I oversee the nutrition of elite athletes on a daily basis, and now I am passing along my knowledge onto you: Continue Reading

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Women’s College Volleyball Recruiting Facts

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Women’s College Volleyball Recruiting Facts

Posted on 10 September 2009 by Chuck Rey

The following is information I found online about women’s college volleyball  scholarships (but don’t hold me accountable).

A recent NCAA campaign states,

“There are over 380,000 student athletes, and most go pro in something other than sports.”
volleyball recruiting Womens College Volleyball Recruiting Facts volleyballRecognize your child’s long-term goals and expectations of a university. Be sure it fulfills academic needs, a comfort in the size and location, and be realistic of her volleyball potential. Playing volleyball in college is an incredible opportunity that will provide discipline, lessons, and Continue Reading

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Mary Wise on the Volleyball Passing Platform

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Mary Wise on the Volleyball Passing Platform

Posted on 06 September 2009 by Chuck Rey

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Thinking Critically About Calling Time-Out

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Thinking Critically About Calling Time-Out

Posted on 06 September 2009 by Chuck Rey

usa junior national team time out 300x225 Thinking Critically About Calling Time Out volleyballBy:  Paul Arrington, MD

During a match, volleyball coaches call time out for a variety of reasons.  One of the most common reasons is to stop the other team’s “momentum.”  This is commonly understood to be that the other team is scoring a run of points.  It is thought that by causing a break in the action, the coach can change the “momentum” in his team’s favor.  Although most coaches think that calling time out is successful in stopping the other team’s “momentum”, has the validity of this concept ever been evaluated critically? Continue Reading

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Jon Guida Blocked His Way to the AVP Tour

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Jon Guida Blocked His Way to the AVP Tour

Posted on 01 September 2009 by Chuck Rey

jon guida avp chicago 300x256 Jon Guida Blocked His Way to the AVP Tour volleyballWell, it happens to by my birthday today, but that’s not the good news.  Jon Guida took all my online advice {sarcasm}, from my blog, Blocking to the AVP Tour, and qualified for the AVP Tour.  I wish I could take the credit, but it’s all Jon.

Yup, he and Jake Elliot out of Charleston, SC beat the #1 Qualifying Team, 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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