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VolleyTalk – The Best Volleyball Forum

Posted on 20 June 2009 by Chuck Rey

volleytalk VolleyTalk   The Best Volleyball Forum volleyballThere are a few volleyball forums in cyberspace, but the hands down favorite is VolleyTalk.  It is an anonymous board with many enthusiastic volleyball coaches, players, parents and fans that offer their advice about anything volleyball.  The only issue is the website name: http://volleytalk.proboards.com/index.cgi The URL is not easy to remember.  When my bookmarks aren’t readily available, I often have to do a google search to find it.  It’s worth the ‘hassle’.  I highly recommend checking it out.

There are a few others that you may find of interest:

PrepVolleyball.com, John Tawa’s website,  does a nice job with the high school/juniors volleyball scene.  PrepVolleyball.com is a fee based website, but the forum section is free.

Volleyball Magazine has a good following for men’s and junior boy’s volleyball.  I will add that Volleyball Magazine is coming out with a new print and online format to the magazine.  There have been mixed reviews as the publication is attempting a more mainstream media approach using volleyball as its avenue.  I hope it helps to bring in new volleyball fans.

Volleyball Forums treads water with their forum.  It has become a place where an RSS feed posts the latest news from around the volleyball world.

Volleyball.com’s forum was treading water for a while too, but I think it has sunk.  There might still be some good information within old posts.

The AVCA and USA Volleyball have both attempted a discussion board, but those have not caught on.

Enjoy the discussion boards, quite a bit can be learned from them (although take-in the information with a grain of salt), and post away…carefully icon wink VolleyTalk   The Best Volleyball Forum volleyball

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  1. Jackie Says:

    Chuck,

    Thanks for sharing the website, I really enjoy VolleyTalk, I got a lot of good read from that site. Thanks for your time.

    Jackie

  2. Jackie Says:

    Chuck,

    Thanks for sharing the website, I really enjoy VolleyTalk, I got a lot of good read from that site. Thanks for your time.

    Jackie

  3. Jim Feger Says:

    Volleyball/Soccer:Micronesia

    In “Saipan’s Own Sport” there are more thrills to skills incorporated in play than any other variation of the Meso-American Aztec sport that gave birth to volleyball, any where else in the world. Saipan’s Own Sport is the leader of innovations and it’s called Rocball.

    In volleyball the equation of profit per play is limited to one point executions off any possible athletic skill, at any level of difficulty, from any area on court. When Rocball implemented offensive and defensive scoring and multiple point scoring techniques in this type of team net sports, one of its primary purposes was to identify the different degrees of difficulty inherent but inhibited in the competitive and athletic skills of the game, and its players under the old side-out system of volleyball, and further constrained under the rally point system of volleyball.

    The points of proof comes from the Rocball players ability to score two point aces, two point backcourt plays, and three point goals in addition to one point court plays. And, in Rocball, with one exception, the net value of the sport comes from the serve. A ball has to be served over the net to initiate competition and a team cannot win a set or game without the serve.

    This year Ben Lisua and Myron Laniyo, good examples of Rocball’s current and past “Master Blasters”, exemplify the artful ability of competing in the sport that preceded rally point anemic by a dozen years. Ben Lisua of team Soul Rebels is this years first and only master of scoring. Ben has scored at least once in each of the five different scoring categories of Rocball. Ben has scored aces, xunks, kees, goals, and the jam. A “jam” has proven to be the most difficult of plays to complete. The jam is a defensive play made by a player at the net that can spike down a served ball.

    Myron Laniyo of No-Mercy is this year’s leading scorer by heavy hitting in games with a total of eleven aces, ten xunks, thirty two kees, and four goals for total of one hundred and twenty two points, averaging about twenty five points a game in aces, xunks, kees, and goals in addition to Myron’s one point court scoring.

    In Rocball games completed last week, No-Mercy came from behind in the fourth set of their game with the Projects to win and juice-out in four sets. The Projects had the lead going into the fourth set 44 to 36 and only had to win the final set to win their fifth consecutive game. But,
    No-Mercy, lead by veterans Myron Laniyo, David Tisa, and Ichnis Kapwich lead the drive to win the fourth set 16 to 6, a ten point margin, which gave No-Mercy a game point total of 52 to the Projects ending fourth quarter game point score of 50, and caused the Projects their first loss in Rocball.

    In the game between the Soul Rebels and CPC, the Soul Rebels with “Master Blaster” Ben Lisua defeated CPC in four sets 69 to 38. The Soul Rebels won the game in a shut-out by winning all four sets 16 to 11, 18 to 6, 16 to 6 and 19 to 15. The heavy hitter of the game was John Nekaifes of the Soul Rebels with 3 aces and 6 kees for 18 points.

    No-Mercy and the Projects are tied for first place with four wins and one loss each. The Fanians are in second place with three wins and no losses but need more games to play to hold their league position , and the team One-Way is in third place with four wins and four losses with one game left to play in the season.

  4. Jim Feger Says:

    Volleyball/Soccer:Micronesia

    In “Saipan’s Own Sport” there are more thrills to skills incorporated in play than any other variation of the Meso-American Aztec sport that gave birth to volleyball, any where else in the world. Saipan’s Own Sport is the leader of innovations and it’s called Rocball.

    In volleyball the equation of profit per play is limited to one point executions off any possible athletic skill, at any level of difficulty, from any area on court. When Rocball implemented offensive and defensive scoring and multiple point scoring techniques in this type of team net sports, one of its primary purposes was to identify the different degrees of difficulty inherent but inhibited in the competitive and athletic skills of the game, and its players under the old side-out system of volleyball, and further constrained under the rally point system of volleyball.

    The points of proof comes from the Rocball players ability to score two point aces, two point backcourt plays, and three point goals in addition to one point court plays. And, in Rocball, with one exception, the net value of the sport comes from the serve. A ball has to be served over the net to initiate competition and a team cannot win a set or game without the serve.

    This year Ben Lisua and Myron Laniyo, good examples of Rocball’s current and past “Master Blasters”, exemplify the artful ability of competing in the sport that preceded rally point anemic by a dozen years. Ben Lisua of team Soul Rebels is this years first and only master of scoring. Ben has scored at least once in each of the five different scoring categories of Rocball. Ben has scored aces, xunks, kees, goals, and the jam. A “jam” has proven to be the most difficult of plays to complete. The jam is a defensive play made by a player at the net that can spike down a served ball.

    Myron Laniyo of No-Mercy is this year’s leading scorer by heavy hitting in games with a total of eleven aces, ten xunks, thirty two kees, and four goals for total of one hundred and twenty two points, averaging about twenty five points a game in aces, xunks, kees, and goals in addition to Myron’s one point court scoring.

    In Rocball games completed last week, No-Mercy came from behind in the fourth set of their game with the Projects to win and juice-out in four sets. The Projects had the lead going into the fourth set 44 to 36 and only had to win the final set to win their fifth consecutive game. But,
    No-Mercy, lead by veterans Myron Laniyo, David Tisa, and Ichnis Kapwich lead the drive to win the fourth set 16 to 6, a ten point margin, which gave No-Mercy a game point total of 52 to the Projects ending fourth quarter game point score of 50, and caused the Projects their first loss in Rocball.

    In the game between the Soul Rebels and CPC, the Soul Rebels with “Master Blaster” Ben Lisua defeated CPC in four sets 69 to 38. The Soul Rebels won the game in a shut-out by winning all four sets 16 to 11, 18 to 6, 16 to 6 and 19 to 15. The heavy hitter of the game was John Nekaifes of the Soul Rebels with 3 aces and 6 kees for 18 points.

    No-Mercy and the Projects are tied for first place with four wins and one loss each. The Fanians are in second place with three wins and no losses but need more games to play to hold their league position , and the team One-Way is in third place with four wins and four losses with one game left to play in the season.

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  6. warning Says:

    I would not choose Colorado College to play volleyball. It is not about relationships but a one way commitment and most of all there is a pattern that every year girls go to CC thinking they were recruited to play volleyball and they were, only to learn that they are cut from the team. And worse yet no one does anything or says anything because they have a winning record playing a schedule stacked with non-conference cupcakes. The abuses of his program need addressing.

  7. vballdigger Says:

    You sound like a disgruntled parent. How pathetic.

  8. BTB Says:

    As a current member of this team I am shocked and disgusted by this post. The coach of this team has been one of the best coaches that I have ever had, not only on the court but he has been a vital support system to me and my fellow teammates throughout our time in college. When coming into CC it was clear that I did NOT have a spot on this team, and that everyone coming into CC had a chance to PROVE their ability and character to stay on the team. The girls on this team with me deserve to be on it because they have worked hard, showed a good moral character on and off of the court, and most importantly have put the TEAM FIRST. The girls who have been cut coming in as freshman were never told that they had a guaranteed spot on the team.

    And non-conference cupcakes??? Im pretty sure that Metro State finished ranked 11th in Division 2 volleyball….. and we beat them…. sounds like such the cupcake team. Get your facts straight, you sound ignorant.

    If anyone really wants to know what Colorado College volleyball is like, you should take a look for yourself… don't take this persons advice because it is false and seems to be fueled by some bitter personal feelings.

    Go Tigers!

  9. vball_player Says:

    Coach R, What is pathetic? You comment on your own posts? Or that coaches don't want to be accountable? Or that kids get screwed over or injured so a few can scrape out a pauper's salary? Maybe it is pathetic that anyone plays such a dumb game. Sport contests have, always will be and are just gambling vehicles for Vegas. Many are just about the money and some are fixed, in my opinion.

  10. disgruntledparent Says:

    Sports are for the kids…not the parents or coaches.

  11. vball_player Says:

    Coach R, What is pathetic? You comment on your own posts? Or that coaches don't want to be accountable? Or that kids get screwed over or injured so a few can scrape out a pauper's salary? Maybe it is pathetic that anyone plays such a dumb game. Sport contests have, always will be and are just gambling vehicles for Vegas. Many are just about the money and some are fixed, in my opinion.

  12. disgruntledparent Says:

    Sports are for the kids…not the parents or coaches.

  13. concerned and curious one Says:

    just look at the setting stats and roster info on their website to see that the warning has merit…playing as a freshman is great but either their Sophomores get hurt or quit, even when they remain on the roster their stats drop. I would guess that each recruiting class is better than the last and the sport is just evolving and the best players are in fact freshman. Maybe the student athletes learn that a degree and getting married is more important that D3 athletics and travelling to other small schools in small towns.

  14. jenni Says:

    wow scary stuff…too late to redirect. wish i knew this earlier

  15. proximity Says:

    Volleyball Magazine has a good following for men’s and junior boy’s volleyball. I will add that Volleyball Magazine is coming out with a new print and online format to the magazine. There have been mixed reviews as the publication is attempting a more mainstream media approach using volleyball as its avenue. I hope it helps to bring in new volleyball fans.
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  16. Guest Says:

    ok but who cares?

  17. Guest Says:

    The coach who gets paid…cares…about getting paid.

  18. Guest Says:

    Yeah heard that before.

  19. Sam Says:

    Did you see all the changes in the Colorado College Volleyball Team Roster roster from 2009 to 2010? Then you read the article where they brag about beating the best and make no mention of all the players lost? What gives did they die? Or tell the program to eff off. I heard they are one injury from finishing ranked 50th not 5th. Oftly bold or evidence of the warning made here?

  20. Kaitlin Says:

    I am not even interested in playing for a coach or program that cuts players after their Freshman Year playing on their college team, which is what CC did this year. No kidding…how aweful would that be?

    Two roster players disappeared from their roster this year, and I can only assume they were disappointed, cut or quit, The website talks about a coach dying, but nothing about what happened to so many former players? Even it seems looking back at the history that a couple of upperclass players every year seem to walk. How many player does this program graduate? No mention is made of that stat, The website is pure propaganda. I cringe reading any of the BS there and puke at the video, both of which are silent about the significant roster changes from year to year. Did not mean for this to be a new Warning, but it seems the volleyball shoe may fit, so wear it.

    Here are the facts CC has 3 players! Just look at the statistics on line. The stats don't lie.

    I see four Freshman were kept for a change pry in response to the widespread critizicms of the program for over recruiting in the past, but then they let go overrecruited Sophomores. NOT INTERESTED no matter how good or what other coaches rate this program. Integrity has value beyond a winning record. Thank you for the warning it was not pathetic buy the right thing to do. It will save me and many like me from choosing Colorado College Volleyball based on false pretense and a real slick website, which is likely the only reason 3 All-American level players went to Colorado College in the first place.

    The environment is hippy, party, grunge, and not big sports, save hockey and womens soccer, and it so lacks the fans, money (cut football) and competitive environment and overall support to be a championship program in any sport really. If it makes it the NCAA final 4 again, I think flukes happen. I am a player and creative mind with too much time….LOL.

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    Great bathroom wall.

  22. vballdigger Says:

    Ha ha…overrated

  23. Samantha Says:

    Yeah and overrated a lot.

  24. Hd Says:

    yeah

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  26. Joel Kamnik Says:

    It is so true! I do not fully understand a lot in relation to physical fitness nonetheless this post honestly rocks. Cheers!

  27. guest Says:

    2012 what is new on this debate? National Champions or national jokes. NCAA needs to be eliminated and power bosses who control their own destiny…go to h@ll. You know who you are…jokers all of you.

  28. guest Says:

    What happened to Hanna Fields? Anyone who thinks Rick Swan is coach of the year is crazy

    Do not be fooled. Coach is not a coach in the opinion of more than a few.

  29. guest Says:

    CC is a hockey school, not a good volleyball coach.

  30. Chris Lind Says:

    I am a coaching and my parents want to buy a ceiling suspended volleyball net.
    It looks like the swingline and Sky Master are the only ones out there.
    What do you think of them? Where could I ask coaches about their experience?

    Thank you for your time

  31. guest Says:

    There is a lot of complaining about coach, but then someone asks about swingline or skymaster, and no coach weighs in?

  32. Scott Bunker Says:

    I’m working on a new site which will take volleyball forums out of the stone ages. It’s already got ipad / iphone / android capability via. the tapatalk app and its going to cater to the 18 and under crowd, as well as the larger college, pro and adult volleyball crowd. Suggestions welcome.

  33. Scott Bunker Says:

    http://www.volleyballcrazy.com/forums is the site for volleyball talk and is ipad, iphone and android compatible via. tapatalk or using a web browser.

  34. The Pancake Nut Says:

    Nice info on Volleytalk. Thanks to Chuck Rey for volleytalk and for sharing the website. I feel that this is really an useful info for any good, slow players.

  35. CoachVaughn Says:

    I am needing a good workout not drills for my team. Thanks for any input!

  36. kevin Says:

    The U.S. qualified for the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Girls’ Youth World Championship by winning the 2012 NORCECA Girls’ Youth Continental Championship held in Mexico last August. All 12 members from the 2012 squad has been invited to this second tryout including Aiple, Fitzmorris, Hodson, Jones, Lee, Pingel, Rennie, Scambray, Schirmer, Schwan, Snyder and Tashima. However, those 12 players are not guaranteed spots for the 2013 U.S. Girls’ Youth National Volleyball Team.
    Way to go girls!

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