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AVCA Welcome

Posted on 16 December 2014 by Chuck Rey

AVCA OK City Welcome 150x150 AVCA Welcome volleyballAnother year has passed, yet again so fast, and I have arrived in Oklahoma City this year for the AVCA Convention and Final Four. It’s hard to believe that 7 years ago I was in Sacramento for my first Convention, without a job, and unaware of where life would lead. Some personal sacrifices, especially financially, made for the cross country journey to Sacramento, but it benefited greatly.

This year I embark on my fifth presentation at the AVCA for First Time Attendees. My new bride will accompany me over the weekend for some great volleyball. I work under another hall of fame head coach. Former players that I coached and recruited in college are now attending Convention to learn more about this crazy busy. And my volleyball community continues to expand, although narrow in many ways too.

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Room with a view of the Cox Convention Center.

Just as excited as I was 7 years ago to learn how this week will continue to broaden my volleyball horizons. I am fortunate to do what I love and more fortunate to experience it with the one I love. Just makes me want to jump for joy icon wink AVCA Welcome volleyball

Coach Rey jump AVCA Welcome volleyball

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Bill Gates Believes the AVCA Convention is Extremely Important

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Bill Gates Believes the AVCA Convention is Extremely Important

Posted on 19 May 2013 by Chuck Rey

Bill Gates volleyball 300x200 Bill Gates Believes the AVCA Convention is Extremely Important volleyballThe now philanthropic Bill Gates starts this TED talk by saying, “Everyone needs a coach.” In Bill’s riveting speech about teachers, he provides information on why the United States is performing so poorly in all education subjects in comparison with the rest of the world. Shanghai, China ranks #1 in the world in Reading, Science and Math. Part of the reason Shanghai is #1 is because younger teachers get the opportunity to watch master teachers. Continue Reading

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NCAA Women’s Sand and Men’s D-III Championships

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NCAA Women’s Sand and Men’s D-III Championships

Posted on 29 April 2012 by Chuck Rey

NCAA Sand Volleyball NCAA Womens Sand and Mens D III Championships volleyballA monumental day for NCAA Volleyball and volleyball in the USA. The first ever NCAA Women’s Sand Championship was held today in Gulf Shores, AL, yes Alabama. “The Hawaii people and the California people were like, `Are you kidding? We’re going to Alabama to play beach volleyball?”’ said Kathy DeBoer, the Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association, which is running the event. “But this is an absolute hidden gem.’ I guess it took the USA Volleyball Teams, four Olympic Gold Medals, for the US to wake-up and recognize the great sport of volleyball. It’s only one of the most popular events of the Olympic Summer Games and across the world. As a great French player, Winthrop Volunteer Assistant Coach and friend of mine, Francois “Frenchy” Hertwig, posted on my Facebook status, “It’s about time.” Pepperdine won the first ever NCAA Team Championship Trophy as well as the Doubles Trophy. Continue Reading

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AVCA Convention – How Lucky We Are

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AVCA Convention – How Lucky We Are

Posted on 19 December 2010 by Chuck Rey

carl mcgown avca convention 300x200 AVCA Convention – How Lucky We Are volleyballThis past week in Kansas City at the AVCA Convention and Final Four was thoroughly enjoyable.  It was 24 hours of volleyball.  Blissful.

Even though volleyball is one of the most popular sports in the world, we, in the United States, are fortunate it has not blown-up yet (it will).  It provides us the accessibility for legends Continue Reading

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AVCA Convention Presentation

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AVCA Convention Presentation

Posted on 12 December 2010 by Chuck Rey

avca convention 2010 ncaa volleyball 300x139 AVCA Convention Presentation volleyballThe most wonderful time of the volleyball year! After a great weekend of sweet sixteen and elite eight matches, it leads to the AVCA Convention, held in Kansas City this year, and the Final Four matches.  The year of volleyball parody is evident with only one of the top four seeds making it into the Final Four.  Should we be surprised it’s Penn State?  We should stop doubting Russ Rose and his ability to coach and recruit, but Continue Reading

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USA Volleyball Annual Meeting – A Professional League in the USA?

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USA Volleyball Annual Meeting – A Professional League in the USA?

Posted on 28 May 2009 by Chuck Rey

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Doug Beal at the USAV Annual Meeting

USA Volleyball held its annual meeting just prior to the USAV Open Nationals.  In the meeting Reid Priddy presented on the importance of a professional league in the United States, “We began to lay the foundation to discuss the creation of a U.S.-based indoor professional league for Continue Reading

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Female volleyball high school coaches: a spike in man’s world

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Female volleyball high school coaches: a spike in man’s world

Posted on 19 May 2009 by Chuck Rey

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Many women lead boys volleyball teams, but for how much longer? Continue Reading

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Volleyball Drills on the Internet

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Volleyball Drills on the Internet

Posted on 17 May 2009 by Chuck Rey

minnesota volleyball 300x199 Volleyball Drills on the Internet volleyballWhen I first started coaching, I scoured the internet for the best volleyball drills – the drills that would make my team great. I also purchased AVCA’s 101 Winning Drills, Mary Wise’s Volleyball Drills for Champions, and the like. Then I was fortunate to witness practices run by some of the great coaches, Mike Hebert, Mary Jo Peppler, Bill Neville, and Beth Launiere. To my surprise (and maybe dismay), they all ran similar drills! I came to realize there are only so many ways to teach a particular skill. Ultimately, its not the drills that makes a team great, its how the drills are applied by the coach and executed by the players. Continue Reading

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College Volleyball Statistics – Final Four, Top 10, and Top 25

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College Volleyball Statistics – Final Four, Top 10, and Top 25

Posted on 01 May 2009 by Chuck Rey

The Top 25 teams were taken from the 2008 AVCA Final Coaches Poll. The data shows the averages of each group (Final Four, Top 10, and Top 25).

Matches Sets Kills Kill % Errors IPE Total Att. Hitting % Kills/Set
Final Four 35 118 1725 0.452 480 0.875 3846 0.327 14.68
Top 10 34 117 1688 0.430 532 0.865 3950 0.295 14.43
Top 25 33 117 1636 0.406 573 0.858 4046 0.264 13.96
Assists Assists/Set Aces Aces/Set Digs Digs/Set Blocks Assists Blocks/Set
Final Four 1593.25 13.56 139 1.19 1644 13.98 86 484 2.79
Top 10 1564.2 13.37 148 1.27 1666 14.22 65 475 2.58
Top 25 1516.84 12.94 145 1.24 1694 14.41 65 461 2.51

The data shows statistical improvements in every category from the Top 25 to the Final Four Teams. Continue Reading

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AVCA Must Be Reading My Blog

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AVCA Must Be Reading My Blog

Posted on 01 April 2009 by Chuck Rey

avca powertips AVCA Must Be Reading My Blog volleyballI received the latest AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) publication Volleyball ACE Power Tips and the article happens to be titled, “Make Mental Training Part of Physical Training” with a picture of Lindsey Berg on the cover page. Coincidentally, these are the topics of my last two blogs icon wink AVCA Must Be Reading My Blog volleyball

Click AVCA PowerTips 3-25-2009 to read the article.

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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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