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Volleyball More Popular Than Basketball

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Volleyball More Popular Than Basketball

Posted on 31 August 2011 by Chuck Rey

basketball game over 300x199 Volleyball More Popular Than Basketball volleyballThe National cryBaby Association, NBA, continues it’s lockout and basketball continues to lose fans and participants.  What is going to happen when volleyball becomes more popular than basketball?  Impossible?  Not impossible.  In high schools the numbers prove the trend.  Every year Girls Volleyball continues to close the gap on having more participants than Boys Basketball.  Let me repeat that…Girls Volleyball will be more popular than Boys Basketball.  The 2010 – 2011 report published by The National Federation of High School Associations shows 545,844 boys high school basketball players and 409,332 girls high school volleyball players.  Girls volleyball participants are growing at a much faster rate than boys basketball. Continue Reading

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Tips for New Volleyball Coaches

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Tips for New Volleyball Coaches

Posted on 28 August 2011 by Chuck Rey

tangled volleyball net Tips for New Volleyball Coaches volleyballIt’s that time of year again, when new seasons start, new coaches are looking for advice on coaching.  I typically get a flood of emails in August and hope this blog post will help provide some guidance.

I’ve been coaching for 8 years now.  5 years collegiality and 3 years on the high school and juniors club scene.  There was a two year stint at East Valley Juniors in Arizona while I was at Arizona State, which could be considered coaching, as  I learned a bit from that experience.  I was the head coach of a team there and assisted with Jeff Nelson’s team (now University of New Mexico’s Head Coach) where Jenn Snyder (beach professional) was just a young pup.  Oh how the times have change or maybe they’re all the same.  I would though like to reacquaint myself with the great little players from my East Valley Juniors 14 – 2s Team.  I’d love to know what they are doing, where they are, what they are doing in their lives…etc.  I digress icon wink Tips for New Volleyball Coaches volleyball Continue Reading

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133 Volleyball Digs in 3 Minutes

Posted on 03 August 2011 by Chuck Rey

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Preseason

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Preseason

Posted on 03 August 2011 by Chuck Rey

volleyball preseason 300x209 Preseason volleyballFor volleyball players and coaches across the country, in college or high school, preseason is here.  It is a grueling process that reveals and builds true character, introduces and solidifies fundamentals, develops team systems, and bonds a team.  The effort and commitment in preseason can often set the tone for the season.  Preseason is where champions are born. 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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