Coaching Volleyball For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 9, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 384 pages

Your hands-on guide to coaching youth volleyball

Have you been asked to coach a youth volleyball team? This friendly, practical guide helps you grasp the basics and take charge on the court. You get expert advice on teaching key skills to different age groups, running safe and effective practices, helping struggling players, encouraging good sportsmanship, and leading your team with confidence during a match.

  • Lay the groundwork for a great season — develop your coaching philosophy, run an effective preseason meeting, and get up to speed on the rules and terminology of the sport
  • Build your team — size up the players, find roles for everyone to succeed in, and coach all different types of kids

  • Teach the basics of volleyball — from serving and passing to setting, attacking, and blocking, instruct your players successfully in all the key elements

  • Raise the level of play — teach more advanced offensive and defensive skills and keep your kids' interest in volleyball going strong

  • Make the moms and dads happy — work with parents to ensure a successful and fun season

  • Score extra points — keep your players healthy and injury free, resolve conflicts, and coach a volleyball club team

Open the book and find:

  • Clear explanations of the game's fundamentals
  • An assortment of the sport's best drills

  • The equipment your team needs

  • Player positions and their responsibilities

  • Tips for running fun-filled practices

  • Refinements for your coaching strategies

  • How to meet players' special needs

  • Ten ways to make the season memorable

 

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This is the first time coaching boys volleyball and this book is useful especially since I barely know anything about coaching boys volleyball. I use to be a player and being a coach is a different role and responsibility. Good book to read Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Getting Started Coaching Volleyball 7
3
Getting Started Coaching Volleyball 7
9
for a Successful Season
17
Building a Strong Foundation for a Successful Season 17 Chapter 3 The Rundown on Basic Volleyball Rules
35
Getting in Sync with Your Players Parents
57
Getting in Sync with Your Players Parents 57 Part II Building Your Team
73
Overseeing Your Team
75
Taking Your Drills to the Next Level
201
Net Gains Zeroing In
219
Net Gains Zeroing In
222
Revving Up the Offense 221 Chapter 14 Bolstering the Defense
237
Stepping Up the Offense
249
Tightening the Defense
261
The Extra Points
273
The Extra Points
276

Running FunFilled Practices
91
Overseeing Your Team 75 Chapter 6 Running FunFilled Practices 91 Chapter 7 Making Game Day Memorable For the Right Reasons
109
Basic Training Teaching
129
Basic Training Teaching
132
Racking Up Points with Offensive Fundamentals 131 Chapter 9 Developing Defensive Fundamentals
153
Fundamental Drills for Beginners
173
Refining Your Coaching Strategies
189
Dealing with Common Coaching Challenges
303
Keeping Your Players Healthy and Injury Free 275 Chapter 18 Dealing with Common Coaching Challenges 303 Chapter 19 Coaching a Club Team
325
Ten Ways to Make the Season Memorable
337
The Part of Tens
338
Ten Ways to Help Players
341
Index
347
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About the author (2009)

The National Alliance for Youth Sports is America's leading advocate for positive and safe sports for children. It provides a wide range of programs for coaches, administrators, officials, parents, and young athletes. Greg Bach is the Director of Communications for the Alliance.

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