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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8rJSEWk8J4&feature=youtu.be Skip past the adverts at the start and see the fantastic high school volleyball.read more
Holiday reading of a fantastic insight for improving your volleyball program.read more
The Tipping Point in Youth SportsPosted In Leadership, Problems in Youth Sports, Talent Development “What happens to us parents and coaches,” I often get asked, “that turns us from sensible, relaxed people to stressed out adults roaming up and down sports sidelines...read more
A great post from Dan Coyle at The Talent Code:Question: If you had the opportunity to get inside one of the world’s top talent hotbeds, which would you choose? You could make a good case for German soccer academies, or Finnish high schools, or any number of top music...read more
This piece by Dr. Alan Goldberg is one of the best essays on coaching I have ever read.Coaches who typically get too caught up in their won-loss record, who tend to focus too much on the importance of the outcome are always most vulnerable to making the kinds of...read more
Why Mathematics is critical when coaching volleyball. Thanks once again to John Kessel for the...read more
As parents and coaches, are we encouraging leadership in the kids of today?Kathy Caprino:While I spend my professional time now as a career success coach, writer, and leadership trainer, I was a marriage and family therapist in my past, and worked for several years...read more
John has spent a great deal of time putting these articles together in a book called "Growing the Game Together". I am sure there are a multitude of great ideas for you on every page. Elson Volley thanks John for allowing us to put a download link to the book on our...read more
Via John Kessel, here's a nice short video for your hitters to watch, with Jordan Larson from the US women's national volleyball...read more
“The less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it” ― Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom SawyerAn article worth reading by Mark O’Sullivan at footblogball:When we test a players skill level under conditions that do not reflect the...read more