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A Biomechanical Review of the Swing Block

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A Biomechanical Review of the Swing Block

Posted on 26 March 2012 by Chuck Rey

Dr Marion Alexander, Adrian Honish MSc – Sport Biomechanics Lab, University of Manitoba, Canada

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swing block usa volleyball 300x199 A Biomechanical Review of the Swing Block volleyballBlocking in volleyball is a method of defending a spike attack in which the defensive team jumps up at the net and stops the spike from crossing the net by contacting it with the hands and arms. Blocking is the first line of defense against an attacking opponent. A successful block is accomplished when either the ball rebounds off the hands of the blocker and directly back in to the opponent’s court or deflects off the hands in such a way that the blocker’s team may play the ball (Hammon 2005b). A block has the further advantage for the defensive team that by placing the ball immediately back to the opponent’s court it forces them to put up another attack. Continue Reading

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9 Man Volleyball

Posted on 21 March 2012 by Chuck Rey

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iVolleyStats vs SoloStats 123 for iPad

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iVolleyStats vs SoloStats 123 for iPad

Posted on 18 March 2012 by Chuck Rey

iVolleyStats SoloStats123 300x169 iVolleyStats vs SoloStats 123 for iPad volleyballPart of the purpose of this website is to provide unbiased information on volleyball. I’ve had an opportunity to use a number of different statistical programs and each has its pros and cons. There is no perfect statistical system out there, but I don’t think there will ever be a perfect statistical software because each coach has different wants and needs. Just as different players fit a coach’s style better, so does a statistical system. Continue Reading

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After 48 Years, Dick Katte Retires

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After 48 Years, Dick Katte Retires

Posted on 12 March 2012 by Chuck Rey

 

Denver Christian coach Dick Katte wraps up his legendary career

Coach, teacher, husband: After 48 years and hundreds of wins, he measures success by lives influenced
 By Neil H. Devlin

The Denver Post

Read more: Denver Christian coach Dick Katte wraps up his legendary career – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/preps/ci_20096566#ixzz1ovUdtOzfIt was 1960 when Dick Katte and his college sweetheart, the woman who had become his wife after taking the initiative to ask him out on a date, decided to split the difference between their home states of Wisconsin and Washington and settle in Colorado. It seemed to be a logical place to begin their journey together after Katte got his master’s at Indiana University. Continue Reading

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Passion – Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs, & Others

Posted on 01 March 2012 by Chuck Rey

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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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