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What is USA Volleyball?


What is USA Volleyball?

Posted on 29 April 2013 by Chuck Rey

The following is an excerpt from USA Volleyball’s, State of the Game Report. I believe USA Volleyball too often gets vilified for roles others believe USA Volleyball plays or doesn’t play, money  directed to certain areas within USA Volleyball, and the delicate balancing act USA Volleyball has to play. I think this excerpt provides some insight into how well USA Volleyball performs it’s roles.

What is USA Volleyball? What exactly are the priorities, and what is our role? The answers to these questions can vary greatly depending on your role and function, both from within or from outside the sport.

usa womens beach volleyball gold silver medals 300x201 What is USA Volleyball? volleyballUSA Volleyball constantly needs to remember and evaluate who we are, what we do, who we represent and how we are evaluated by various entities and constituent populations. In reality, USA Volleyball may actually be considered three distinct and somewhat separate organizations. Those identifications are 1) a National Governing Body (NGB); 2) a National Federation (NF); and 3) a National Sport Association. Continue Reading

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Coaches are Teachers – 100 Stores that Give Teachers (Coaches) Discounts


Coaches are Teachers – 100 Stores that Give Teachers (Coaches) Discounts

Posted on 16 April 2013 by Chuck Rey

Coaches are Teachers too. “Profound responsibilities come with teaching and coaching. You can do so much good–or harm. It’s why I believe that next to parenting, teaching and coaching are the two most important professions in the world.” ~ John Wooden

100 Stores That Give a Teacher Coaches Discount Coaches are Teachers   100 Stores that Give Teachers (Coaches) Discounts volleyball

Teachers do so much for us, even spending their own time and money on classroom supplies. Many retailers recognize this selfless giving and want to help make things just a bit easier on teachers. Whether they’re offering discount travel, school supplies, clothes, or food, these stores get extra credit with teachers. Many will require membership to your local teachers’ union, NEA, or special clubs, so be sure to read the fine print and keep your ID handy. And don’t stop with just our list — remember to ask for a teacher discount wherever you go, and you just might get one! Plus, pass on our list of 100+ Stores That Give a Student Discount to your classroom. 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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