The Volleyball Drill Book (Paperback)

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Description


With drills covering every facet of the sport, The Volleyball Drill Book is the most comprehensive resource for today’s players and coaches. Inside you’ll find the game’s most effective drills for these and many other aspects of the game:

- Warming up

- Ball handling

- Passing

- Serving

- Receiving

- Team building

- Situational play

- Offense

- Defense

- Transition play

Complete with detailed diagrams, illustrations, coaching tips, variations, and practice advice, The Volleyball Drill Book provides you with everything you need to master essential skills, sharpen execution, and improve on-court performance.

Whether you wish to develop new skills or fine-tune your game, rely on the drills that have produced the sport’s top players and most dominating teams. The Volleyball Drill Book is the one and only drill book you’ll ever need.

About the Author


The mission of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is to advance the sport of volleyball and its coaches.  The vision of the AVCA is for volleyball to become a mainstream sport in America and for the AVCA to be the epicenter for leadership, advocacy and professional development.

The AVCA was incorporated as a private nonprofit educational corporation in 1981. The AVCA currently has over 5,600 members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia as well as in 30 countries.  Eighty percent of college coaches are members of the AVCA, and membership at the high school and club ranks has doubled since 2006.  The AVCA provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing and promoting the sport. Members include collegiate, high school, club, youth and Olympic coaches, as well as volleyball club directors. The AVCA provides education to volleyball coaches, recognition of elite players and coaches, promotion of volleyball competitions throughout the world, and networking opportunities for volleyball products and services providers.

Teri Clemens was inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame in 2004. In 14 years of coaching at Washington University, she compiled an impressive overall record of 529-77 and holds the NCAA DIII record for a career winning percentage of .873. Clemens led the Bears to seven national championships, including an unprecedented six consecutive titles from 1991 to 1996. Recognized as the Tachikara/AVCA DIII Coach of the Year in 1991, 1994, and 1996, Clemens is now a highly sought-after and nationally recognized motivational speaker and clinician. She has received the USA Volleyball All-Time Great Award and is also the author of Get With It, Girls! Life Is Competition.

Jenny McDowell is the head coach at Emory University. With a career record of 480-122 and a winning percentage of .800 that ranks fourth all time among DIII coaches, McDowell led Emory to a national championship in 2008 and a second-place finish in 2010. She was named the AVCA National Coach of the Year in 2008 and the AVCA Regional Coach of the Year in 2004, 2005, and 2008. Before assuming her position with Emory, McDowell was an assistant coach at the University of Georgia, where she helped lead the Bulldogs to a 128-41 record and eight NCAA Tournament appearances. The first and only Georgia volleyball player to have her number retired, McDowell started the Emory Volleyball Camps, which host more than 1,200 campers each summer.

Praise For…


“In The Volleyball Drill Book, the authors have pulled together the drills and insights that have made their teams some of the best in the game. It's my pleasure to recommend this book.”

Russ Rose-- Head Coach of Penn State Women's Volleyball

"The Volleyball Drill Book offers time-tested training methods and helps coaches maximize their minutes in the practice gym. It's a must-have in every coach's library."

Larry Bock-- Head Coach, Navy Women's Volleyball

“The AVCA wanted to create a book of drills that would give volleyball coaches all the tools and directions they need to run dynamic and engaging practices. Teri Clemens and Jennifer McDowell have crafted just such a book. The Volleyball Drill Book will make you a better coach!”

Kathy DeBoer-- Executive Director American Volleyball Coaches Association

“The Volleyball Drill Book is a well-crafted book by two of volleyball’s all-time great coaches. If you want to land the formula for success of championship programs, this book is a great place to start.” 

Sharon Dingman-- Head Volleyball Coach University of Iowa

Product Details
ISBN: 9781450423861
ISBN-10: 1450423868
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Publication Date: June 15th, 2012
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Drill Book

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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.

 

And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.

 

15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.

 

50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.

 

Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.

 

Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.

 

Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.

 

Outcome

Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.

 
 
 

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