Category Archives: Tactical

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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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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Why you should believe in the “Long Term Athlete Development program”?

By Francois St-Denis Canada went from being a two time host of the Olympic Games without any gold medals (1976, 1988) to a powerhouse. Indeed, as the hosting nation, Canada now has the record for the most gold medal wins … 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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Do Efficient Grocery Shoppers Make Great Coaches?

By Jeff Mooney I have always found my visit to the grocery store an interesting situation.  Each and every time I go to the grocery store I can’t help but notice how many people spend their time walking up and … Continue reading

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