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Coaching Volleyball For Dummies

Coaching Volleyball For Dummies

The National Alliance For Youth Sports

ISBN: 978-0-470-53398-7

May 2009

384 pages

$12.99

Description

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

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started Coaching Volleyball.

Chapter 1: Teaching Volleyball to Children.

Chapter 2: Building a Strong Foundation for a Successful Season.

Chapter 3: The Rundown on Basic Volleyball Rules.

Chapter 4: Getting in Sync with Your Players’ Parents.

Part II: Building Your Team.

Chapter 5: Overseeing Your Team.

Chapter 6: Running Fun-Filled Practices.

Chapter 7: Making Game Day Memorable — For the Right Reasons.

Part III: Basic Training: Teaching Volleyball Fundamentals.

Chapter 8: Racking Up Points with Offensive Fundamentals.

Chapter 9: Developing Defensive Fundamentals.

Chapter 10: Fundamental Drills for Beginners.

Chapter 11: Refi ning Your Coaching Strategies.

Chapter 12: Taking Your Drills to the Next Level.

Part IV: Net Gains: Zeroing In on Advanced Volleyball Skills.

Chapter 13: Revving Up the Offense.

Chapter 14: Bolstering the Defense.

Chapter 15: Stepping Up the Offense.

Chapter 16: Tightening the Defense.

Part V: The Extra Points.

Chapter 17: Keeping Your Players Healthy and Injury Free.

Chapter 18: Dealing with Common Coaching Challenges.

Chapter 19: Coaching a Club Team.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Make the Season Memorable.

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Help Players Take Their Game to the Next Level.

Index.