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Serving and the Learning Principle of Distributed Practice

By James Sneddon When I was asked to write a blog on serving, a personal story immediately came to mind.  I was playing for a European team and it was late in the season and we were preparing for playoffs.   … Continue reading

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Time Management – Essential Life Skill For an Athlete

By Pierre Tranchemontagne Time Management Schedule Job. Sports. Extracurricular activities.  School. Boyfriend/girlfriend. Social life.  Welcome to the life of the teenager.  With thoughts of Justin Bieber and Kesha running through their heads, how does this teenager prioritize and organize their … Continue reading

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Using Offensive Systems to Develop Players

By Jason Trepanier    I was recently at a volleyball conference and watched a presentation on the relatively unheard of 6-3 offensive system. As the session went on I started to realize that it wasn’t being presented as the offensive system … Continue reading

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The Second Contact in Volleyball – Reflections on the 2010 Women’s World Championship

By Julien Boucher Many coaches will tell you, likely with reason, that the most important contact in modern volleyball is the first one. The serve, the reception and the block are the key elements which “define” a team. One must understand … Continue reading

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Volleyball’s Key to Success: The Forearm Pass

Volleyball’s Key to Success: The Forearm Pass (or Bump Pass) I firmly believe that the forearm pass is the most important technique in our game. Considering that it is used a lot for the first contact (serve reception, defensive play, … Continue reading

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