By Kerry MacLean – Maverick Volleyball President and Coach
That just sounds weird coming from a guy who began playing when the soft touch era and diving and rolling were the “in things” in Volleyball. Fisting your serve to make it float was technically taught and playing a back row penetrating setter was a huge tactical shift. In order to find out about stuff like this you were really forced to go out and discover them on your own. I still remember how embarrassing it was when I tried to hit a quick set at my first OVHSAA All star practice. (How was I to know? I had only seen it done, we never had it explained to us.) But the people in volleyball, I soon discovered, were different. They wanted to help you learn, get better and in turn make our sport better. Co-operative competition, radically different.
Things have come a long way in the sport. There are so many new tactical and technical segments to learn and experience – it is hard to keep up. Thankfully there has been as big a shift in how we communicate with our VB community. In an effort to keep on the frontline of teaching and leading in our sport, the MVC is introducing our on-line volleyball blog. Up to date and loaded with relevant and cutting edge info for everyone and anyone who wants to look in. Join us and share in the experience.
To be totally honest, blogging is something that I am not really familiar with, (looks like it’s time for me to catch up,) but I am excited about the upcoming line-up of topics and how we (the Maverick Volleyball Club) are hopefully going to reach out and touch the volleyball family not only in the area, but provincially and even globally. Keep checking in and you will see input from our National Team head coach Glenn Hoag, former Olympian Paul Gratton, coaching guru François St-Denis and, of course, our own National Championship Coaches.
Let us know if you are looking for specific info, we possibly can find the expert to share what you are looking for. It’s a brave new world and, as far as volleyball goes, you can discover it along with us.