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Why Penn State Beat Texas in the National Championship – A Statistical Analysis

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Why Penn State Beat Texas in the National Championship – A Statistical Analysis

Posted on 14 April 2010 by Chuck Rey

psu volleyball arielle wilson national championship Why Penn State Beat Texas in the National Championship   A Statistical Analysis volleyballAfter watching the incredible National Championship Match again last night (some incredible offense and defense!!!), I believe the box score tells us why Penn State beat Texas and won an unprecedented third National Championship – in a row!  As with most sports, it comes down to errors.  Texas, especially Destinee Hooker, showcased spectacular kills, but Texas committed the most errors.  Penn State kept the ball in play more (Team IPE).  As is said in the volleyball world, “Teams that win the serving and passing battle, win the match”.  Thus is true in the National Championship.

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NCAA Volleyball – ESPNU re-airing the 2010 Volleyball Championship

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NCAA Volleyball – ESPNU re-airing the 2010 Volleyball Championship

Posted on 13 April 2010 by Chuck Rey

NCAA Volleyball – ESPNU will be re-airing the 2010 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship tonight, April 13th beginning at 9:30 p.m. EST. Relive the excitement as Penn State and Texas clash in one of the most thrilling matches in recent history!

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ESPNU will be re-airing the 2010 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship tonight beginning at 9:30 p.m. EST. Relive the excitement as Penn State and Texas clash in one of the most thrilling matches in recent history!

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NCAA Volleyball Finals – Penn State vs Texas Highlights

Posted on 08 January 2010 by Chuck Rey

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Keys to Blocking Effectively

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Keys to Blocking Effectively

Posted on 08 January 2010 by Chuck Rey

I was looking through some of my old files from some of my old club teams and came across this piece on Blocking.  Ironically, the premise of the piece was written by Bond Shymansky, who at the time was Head Coach at Georgia Tech (he’s now Head Coach at Marquette).  The current Winthrop Head Coach, Sally Polhamus, was an Assistant under Bond at that time.  Sally is now the Head Coach that I work under.  The volleyball world is a small world.

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Keys to Blocking Effectively
By Head Coach Bond Shymansky and coaching staff, Georgia Tech
November 16, 2005

•  Blocking is 95% work, 5% natural ability
•  Blocking can control and win matches through these methods Continue Reading

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Volleyball Sunday!

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Volleyball Sunday!

Posted on 11 October 2009 by Chuck Rey

There was somefilho minnesota volleyball penn state 300x179 Volleyball Sunday! volleyball great volleyball on TV today.  Back-to-back-to-back matches on ESPN-2 and ESPN-U.  I was able to watch Illinois beat Purdue in five at Huff Hall (unfortunately, I already received the results from Rich Kern before the match), Notre Dame over Louisville in four sets, and then LSU dominate Florida 3 – 0…awesome! Continue Reading

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Comparing Penn State and Low Country Volleyball Club

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Comparing Penn State and Low Country Volleyball Club

Posted on 07 April 2009 by Chuck Rey

In my previous blog, I mentioned Low Country Volleyball Club’s 18s Team winning the 18 Open Division of the USAV Palmetto Region to qualify the team for Nationals in Miami. I received the stats from the team’s championship weekend (we have a parent keep stats), and just for fun icon wink Comparing Penn State and Low Country Volleyball Club volleyball compared them with the offensive stats of the 2008 Final Four Teams: Penn State, Stanford, Nebraska, and Texas. I was testing a coaching theory of IPE (read my What is IPE blog if you are unfamiliar with this concept). Here are my findings: Continue Reading

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What is IPE?

Posted on 26 February 2009 by Chuck Rey

I.P.E. is an acronym for In Play Efficiency. It is simply the opposite of hitting error percentage (IPE = 1 – error %). It’s putting a positive spin on hitting errors. Many coaches tell players, “Don’t make hitting errors”; this focuses on the negative. Instead, IPE focuses on the positive and encourages players to keep the ball in play. For example, Penn State’s Hitting Error % for 2008 was .126. This roughly equates to 1.3 hitting errors for every 10 attempts. The positive spin on Penn State’s error % or what we consider “IPE” is .874 (1 – 0.126). This means for every 10 attempts, 8.7 swings were in the court. IPE is a positive hitting goal for any team. A player can easily recognize an IPE goal of .900 or simply to keep 9 out of 10 attempts in play. An
attainable outcome goal a player can work towards. 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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