Posted on 03 March 2011 by Chuck Rey
Today, I listened to an audio recording of USA Volleyball’s Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon’s Q & A presentation at last December’s AVCA Convention in Kansas City. A question raised to Hugh was, “How does the world perceive the success of USA Volleyball when it does not have a professional league?”. Hugh’s response was based on the United States’ culture of “fighting until the end”, competitive advantages, and coaching methodologies. Of which I agree, but these are small pieces of a larger puzzle. An Open Source puzzle. Continue Reading
Posted on 22 December 2010 by Chuck Rey
At the AVCA Convention, I listened to a presentation by Russ Rose and Terry Liskevych titled: What We have Learned in 75+ Years of Coaching. Besides it being quite comical, Russ and Terry provided some great insight into how the sport has changed from Continue Reading
Posted on 08 August 2009 by Chuck Rey
At the University of Minnesota, Mike Hebert introduced me to the works of Dr. Paul Arrington. Dr. Arrington is a humble man from Hawaii that has been around volleyball for many years. He has coached juniors for over 25 years in Hawaii, much of his work has been published by the AVCA, he is quoted in countless books, and he is now an Assistant Coach at Dartmouth University. He chose Dartmouth because he prefers to live in a small town.
Dr. Arrington spends countless hours studying and researching top programs. He compiles a wealth of data to come to factual conclusions that often proves or disproves common volleyball theory. Dr. Mike Hebert believes Dr. Arrington’s work is consistent with the late, great Dr. Jim Coleman, one of the early revolutionary strategists of volleyball. That’s a lot of volleyball doctors Continue Reading