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USA Women Highlights at the World Grand Prix

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USA Women Highlights at the World Grand Prix

Posted on 25 June 2012 by Chuck Rey

Christa Harmotto USA Volleyball 300x168 USA Women Highlights at the World Grand Prix volleyballI’m really enjoying watching the USA Women’s Team play this year. Great chemistry and smart, physical, consistent play. They are ranked #1 in the world. Following are some highlight clips and things to take note of:

Blocking – watch the discipline posture. Loaded and square to the net. Very efficient movement. Great hand position (including middles when they are late to get the pins). Great reading and closing to the outside blocker (hip-to-hip). Continue Reading

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Hugh McCutcheon on Coaching Men vs Women

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Hugh McCutcheon on Coaching Men vs Women

Posted on 21 June 2012 by Chuck Rey

USA Hugh men women 300x154 Hugh McCutcheon on Coaching Men vs Women volleyballThis past Sunday, I was in a volleyball conundrum. The USA Men and the USA Women played at the same time. Ironically in very different time zones as the men played France in France and the women played Brazil in Brazil. Both coming out victorious, 3 sets to 1 set, on the opponent’s home court. I spent part of my Sunday flipping screens on my computer to watch them both. Continue Reading

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Healthy Body Image by USA Olympic Website

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Healthy Body Image by USA Olympic Website

Posted on 19 June 2012 by Chuck Rey

Female Body Image Olympic 300x202 Healthy Body Image by USA Olympic Website volleyballInformation provided by the USA Olympic website: http://www.olympic.org/hbi Official Website of the Olympic Movement

When girls and women practice sport, they can profit from many health benefits. While these positive attributes far outweigh the risks involved in sports participation, there is scientific evidence that, under certain circumstances, the healthy body image of some female athletes can suffer through sport. In particular, the female athlete triad can have a significant impact on the lives of the girls and women concerned. Continue Reading

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25 Failsafe Rules for Dads (Coaches) Raising Daughters (Female Athletes)

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25 Failsafe Rules for Dads (Coaches) Raising Daughters (Female Athletes)

Posted on 18 June 2012 by Chuck Rey

Even though our objective as a volleyball coach is to coach volleyball, we are also teaching life lessons through volleyball. The following list fittingly came out in time for Father’s Day and many of these points can apply to male coaches coaching female athletes. Continue Reading

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Volleyball Legend Gene Selznick

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Volleyball Legend Gene Selznick

Posted on 11 June 2012 by Chuck Rey

 

Gene Selznick Hermosa Volleyball Legend Gene Selznick volleyballToday, we celebrate the life of volleyball legend Eugene Selznick, who passed away at the age of 82. A Hall of Fame Player and Coach, Selznick was captain of the United States men’s national volleyball team for 17 consecutive years (1953–67), winning the 1960 and 1966 Volleyball World Championships. He also was an early supporter of California beach volleyball, and was designated the “First King of Beach Volleyball.”

Volleyball Hall of Fame
http://www.volleyhall.org/selznick.html

Beach Volleyball Database
http://www.bvbinfo.com/player.asp?ID=295

Sports Illustrated
sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1078571/index.htm

 The sport and USAV (or perhaps more appropriately at this time, USVBA) has lost a true icon!!!  Gene Selznick passed away yesterday of complications from pneumonia.  I can’t possibly recount his story or impact on our sport adequately, and will simply refer you to our web site and the attached story.  I suspect you will hear much more in the days ahead.  It is hard to overstate his impact and influence on the sport (both beach and hard court).  For many he was larger than life; his personality, his opinions, his playing ability, his passion and his remarkable talent—all contributed to his impact and his legacy.   He was a Hall of Famer, an All-Time Great and a large part of the fabric of what makes our sport so special.  The most sincere condolences from all of us at USAV go out to his family and many friends.Gene Selznick Volleyball Legend Gene Selznick volleyball ~ Doug Beal

http://usavolleyball.org/news/2012/06/11/mr-volleyball-gene-selznick-passes-away/48364

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Prior to this position, he was Assistant Coach at Winthrop University, the University of Minnesota and Georgia Southern University.

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