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Here are some articles written by Mike Welch, Director of Peak Volleyball Camps. You are welcome to print and share with your fellow coaches and athletes. Feel free to contact Mike regarding these or other topics.

 

Beach Volleyball Rules Different From Indoor Volleyball >>>

 

Beach volleyball has some differences in the way the game is played. There are also different associations with their own rules, including USA Volleyball (and FIVB), NCAA, and the CBVA. We provide the links for these various rules as well. Check out our information on the

Beach Volleyball Rules Different From Indoor Volleyball >>>

 

Scoring Points in Practice

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The scoring methods used during volleyball drills and games can help achieve the goals of a practice and motivate athletes. Each drill should be designed to have a specific objective during practice. It is important for the athletes to understand the objective of each drill. Scoring systems measure the degree to which the objective is achieved and can also be used as an equalizer between different levels of talent. Free download. Print

Scoring Points in Practice >>>

 

Create a Championship Atmosphere with Focus, Motivation, and Fun in Practice >>>

 

A championship atmosphere for a volleyball team includes a high level of focus, motivation, accountability, daily improvement, competitive attitude, confidence, and fun in training sessions.  This article looks at four areas key in training including creating games in place of drills, building confidence through intensity and challenges, increasing the level of verbal and non-verbal communication, and focusing on the little details in practice. Free download. Print Create a Championship Atmosphere with Focus, Motivation, and Fun in Practice >>>

 

Speed Up Your Volleyball Play >>>

 

This article looks at the use of a speed radar gun in volleyball training to increase serving power and ball speed. Imagine if a served ball came at you 25% faster. You would have a lot less time to move and prepare to pass. As you get there, you then have to handle a ball with much more power behind it! Now imagine if that was your opponent passing every time you served. They would be stressed. This is the power you have to serve the ball with more speed. Increase your serve from 30 MPH to 40 MPH and cause havoc with your competition.

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Speed Up Your Volleyball Play >>>

 

Key Words with Whole to Part Training >>>

 

This .pdf printout includes information on how to use volleyball key words (cue words) within "whole to part" training. It discusses how to set daily goals to make a "positive cumulative effect". The Peak Volleyball key words chart is also attached.

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Teaching Skills Outline >>>

 

This .pdf printout is an outline of critical teaching concepts for volleyball coaches to consider when leading athletes.

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Teaching Skills Outline >>>

 

The Setter Dump as an Offensive Threat >>>

 

The setter dump is the quickest attack in volleyball. This fast article looks at the why, where and when of the setter attack.

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The Setter Dump as an Offensive Threat >>>

 

e-Book: Bringing Teams Together, Team Building and Team Retreat Resource Book >>>

This 102 page download e-Book is available for purchase for $5.99.

 

Bring Teams Together is a Team Building and Team Retreat Resource Book that is designed to give coaches and leaders tools and resources to create an effective team building and team retreat program. It begins with two educational sections, Team Building Concepts and Team Retreat Concepts. Purchase for $5.99 the

e-Book: Bringing Teams Together >>>

 

e-Book: The Guide to College Volleyball Recruiting >>>

This 12 page download e-Book is available for purchase for $2.99.

 

The Guide to College Volleyball Recruiting offers insight into details and methods of the college volleyball recruiting process. The Guide to College Volleyball Recruiting is an easy to read 12 page synopsis of the college recruiting process. It is full of bullet points and checklists that provide a road map assisting in the navigation of a path towards your goals. Purchase for $2.99 the

e-Book: The Guide to College Volleyball Recruiting >>>