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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
About the Author
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.