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How Hard do you Rest?

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How Hard do you Rest?

Posted on 04 December 2014 by Chuck Rey

A big emphasis for a team this season was getting enough sleep. It’s tough at a highly academic institution like Miami to balance a tough course load with proper sleep. Following is a great couple infographics on the benefits of SLEEP (click on each to enlarge): Continue Reading

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The “Elusive” 10′ Club

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The “Elusive” 10′ Club

Posted on 20 November 2013 by Chuck Rey

gibbemeyer lichtmann volleyball The Elusive 10 Club volleyballRecruiting at the college level, I often hear college and club coaches talk about the vertical jump being a big factor in deciding whether a player can compete at a certain level. In many coaches’ minds, the 10′ mark seems to be a determining factor for the Division I level.

As a Division I Coach, I have had players and coached against players that have not only jumped significantly under the 10′ mark, but tore up teams and tore up my team. The 2010 Big South Conference Player of the Year, Amanda Hill, was a 5’6″ outside hitter that could bang a ball and use the block like no other player. She never jump touched 10′, but was a great player.

Coincidentally, I was checking out the results of the USA Women’s Team against the Dominican Republic and find it very interesting that the USA Women’s Team is now posting vertical jump touches on their roster (Position, Height, Spike [touch], Block [touch]…). I find it even more interesting to learn that Jordan Larson, Cassidy Lichtman, and USA Team Captain, Kristin Hildebrand, all prolific outside hitters NOT jump touching 10′. These are the country’s best outside hitters NOT jump touching 10′. So if you’re not touching 10′, what are you worried about?

U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team for FIVB Volleyball Grand Champions Cup
# – Name (Pos, Ht, Spike, Block, Hometown, College)
1 – Alisha Glass (S, 6-0, 10-0, 9-10, Leland, Mich., Penn State University)
4 – Cursty Jackson (MB, 6-2, 10-6, 10-2, Los Angeles, Calif., University of Arizona)
5 – Tamari Miyashiro (L, 5-7, 9-4, 8-9, Kaneohe, Hawaii, University of Washington)
7 – Cassidy Lichtman (OH, 6-1, 9-10, 9-2, Poway, Calif., Stanford University)
8 – Lauren Gibbemeyer (MB, 6-2, 10-1, 9-7, St. Paul, Minn., University of Minnesota)
9 – Kristin Hildebrand – Captain (OH, 6-1, 9-10, 9-4, Orem, Utah, Stanford University)
10 – Jordan Larson-Burbach (OH, 6-2, 9-11, 9-8, Hooper, Neb., University of Nebraska)
12 – Kayla Banwarth (L, 5-10, 9-8, 9-3, Dubuque, Iowa, University of Nebraska)
13 – Christa Harmotto (MB, 6-2, 10-7, 9-10, Hopewell Township, Pa., Penn State University)
14 – Nicole Fawcett (OPP, 6-4, 10-2, 9-7, Zanesfield, Ohio, Penn State University)
15 – Kelly Murphy (OPP, 6-2, 10-4, 10-1, Wilmington, Ill., University of Florida)
16 – Kim Hill (OH, 6-4, 10-6, 10-2, Portland, Ore., Pepperdine University)
17 – Lauren Paolini (MB, 6-4, 10-5, 9-10, Ann Arbor, Mich., University of Texas)
20 – Jenna Hagglund (S, 5-10, 9-7, 9-6, West Chester, Ohio, University of Washington)

As Cassidy Lichtman states in this video, “Everyone always told me, if you can pass, you’re going to play.” Seems as if she can pass.

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Manipulating Beauty and the Societal Issues with Body Image

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Manipulating Beauty and the Societal Issues with Body Image

Posted on 07 March 2013 by Chuck Rey

Manipulate Beauty 300x171 Manipulating Beauty and the Societal Issues with Body Image volleyballThis Dove advertisement certainly supports my past post about body image of female athletes:

http://coachrey.com/volleyball-nutrition/body-image-offemale-volleyball-players/

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Heather Mitts on her ACL Injury

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Heather Mitts on her ACL Injury

Posted on 29 June 2011 by Chuck Rey

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Volleyball Workouts

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Volleyball Workouts

Posted on 15 June 2011 by Chuck Rey

misty may treanor volleyball workout 300x257 Volleyball Workouts volleyballThe internet is a plethora of useless information.  At times you can pick through all the debris and find a few needles.  The original purpose of my website was a place for me to store relevant volleyball information…my own little volleyball cloud…and it has blossomed from there.  Following are a few good videos and websites I have found that provide information on volleyball workouts. Continue Reading

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Core Power for Volleyball with Elaine Roque

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Core Power for Volleyball with Elaine Roque

Posted on 28 February 2011 by Chuck Rey

core volleyball power 207x300 Core Power for Volleyball with Elaine Roque volleyballCoaching volleyball encompasses so much more than strictly coaching volleyball icon wink Core Power for Volleyball with Elaine Roque volleyball  In fact, there are times I enjoy the overall process more than simple court time.  The process includes many of the categories listed within my blog, such as mental, nutrition, statistics, and others that are not included: marketing, logistics, player/parent “counseling”, etc.  I believe a piece of this website puzzle that I have omitted until this point is exercise.  Exercise is comprised of many parts, weight training, conditioning, core training, plyometrics, etc… all to be combined with proper nutrition. 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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