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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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13 Volleyball Quotes for 2013

Posted on 08 January 2013 by Chuck Rey

misty may gold medal 13 Volleyball Quotes for 2013 volleyballA recent Inc. article came out with 12 motivational quotes for 2013 (why 12, I don’t know?). So I decided to embark upon a journey to find 13 volleyball quotes for 2013. Unfortunately, it was more difficult than I imagined. Quotes of many of our great coaches and players are scarcely found throughout the internet. Google searches found some poor selections. I literally read through a number of journal articles to find many of these quotes. The task ended up being quite rewarding as I learned a bit through the research. Following are my findings icon wink 13 Volleyball Quotes for 2013 volleyball

1. “Most change is evolutionary, not revolutionary. As we start a new year, let’s find the practicable and ‘celebrate-able'; let’s stay congruent with our messaging, creative in our efficiency, and, most of all, let’s give ourselves new opportunities to dream.” ~ Kathy DeBoer 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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USA Volleyball’s Success is Open Source

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USA Volleyball’s Success is Open Source

Posted on 03 March 2011 by Chuck Rey

doug beal marv dunphy carl mcgown hugh mccutcheon 300x226 USA Volleyballs Success is Open Source volleyballToday, 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

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Tell a Story

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Tell a Story

Posted on 24 March 2010 by Chuck Rey

Terry Pettit Hugh McCutcheon 300x150 Tell a Story volleyballAt the last AVCA Convention, I listened to Hall of Fame Coach Terry Pettit’s seminar on Program Building: The Part They Didn’t Tell You About. Terry’s message in the seminar was about telling a story.  I also read an article written by Kathy DeBoer AVCA Executive Director on USA Men’s Olympic Team Gold Medal Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon in the AVCA Coaching Volleyball Magazine, June – July 2009 issue, Building a Sustainable Model of Success (click here to read the article).  Hugh’s message, “Coaches are sales people first, then change agents.  We define principles as absolute truths, and work from there to as oppose to coerce thoughtful dialogue is the key”. Continue Reading

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How to Improve the Competitiveness of Female Teams

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How to Improve the Competitiveness of Female Teams

Posted on 13 January 2010 by Chuck Rey

IN HER OWN WORDS

By: Kathleen J. DeBoer

“You must drive men, but you can lead women.” This statement by Anson Dorrance, coach of the national champion North Carolina women’s soccer team, became an example of male thinking at a seminar for women’s volleyball coaches in Richmond VA. Continue Reading

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Kathy DeBoer on Title IX and Men’s Volleyball

Posted on 13 January 2010 by Chuck Rey

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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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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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