Coaching Youth Volleyball

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Human Kinetics, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 193 pages
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Fun, safety, and effective instruction are the focus of the fourth edition of Coaching Youth Volleyball, helping you create an environment that promotes learning, cultivates a love of the game, and motivates your athletes to come out year after year.

Numerous coaching books present the skills and drills of volleyball. But here's a book that teaches you how to convey those skills to your athletes in an engaging and positive manner. Coaching Youth Volleyball'sfocus on teaching volleyball skills through gamelike drills sets it apart from the current lineup of volleyball coaching books. And it's the only one recommended by and written with the expertise of USA Volleyball's Coaching Education Department.

Ideal for coaches of players aged 14 and under, the fourth edition includes 18 drills and 32 coaching tips that are sure to jump-start your practices. This new edition also adds


-two new chapters on coaching individual volleyball skills and coaching the transitions and alignments of the game;

-important age-group modifications regarding ball size, net height, player positions, and court dimensions for three age groups (6– to 9-year-olds, 10– to 11-year-olds, and 12– to 14-year-olds) and for team play in 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, or 6v6 competition;

-court diagrams to help you quickly and accurately construct your own age-appropriate court, and

-a clear explanation of rules and procedures, including the capabilities and limits of the new libero position.

Coaching Youth Volleyball'scombination of volleyball fundamentals and essential coaching skills—such as communicating with parents and officials, motivating players, and preparing for games and practices—makes this book a must-read as you prepare to meet the challenges and enjoy the rewards of coaching young athletes.

  

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Contents

Welcome to Coaching
v
Welcome From USA Volleyball
vii
Drill Finder
ix
Key to Diagrams
xi
Stepping Into Coaching
1
Communicating As a Coach
11
Understanding Rules and Equipment
21
Providing for Players Safety
43
Coaching Individual Volleyball Skills
81
Coaching Transition and Alignments
111
Coaching on Competition Day
135
Developing Season and Practice Plans
149
Related Checklists and Forms
165
Volleyball Terms
173
12 Gamelike Drills
179
About ASEP
193

Making Practices Fun and Practical
61
Teaching and Shaping Skills
67

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About the author (2007)

The fourth edition of Coaching Youth Volleyball is recommended by USA Volleyball and was written by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) with volleyball expertise provided by Diana Cole, director of coaching education programs for USA Volleyball, and John Kessel, director of membership development and disabled programs. USA Volleyball's Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP) accepts ASEP's Coaching Youth Volleyball online course as a CAP module equivalent for certification purposes.

USA Volleyball is the national governing body for the sport of volleyball in the United States and is recognized by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). Its membership includes more than 200,000 players, coaches, officials, and parents.

ASEP has been developing and delivering coaching education courses since 1981. As the nation's leading coaching education program, ASEP works with national, state, and local sport organizations to develop educational programs for coaches, officials, administrators, and parents. These programs incorporate ASEP's philosophy of “Athletes first, winning second.”

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