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Volleyball Coaching Bible, The

Volleyball Coaching Bible, The

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    Now, for the first time in the sport of volleyball, you can learn from the most successful U.S. coaches and apply their approaches to your own program. In The Volleyball Coaching Bible, 24 of the top U.S. men's and women's volleyball coaches share their principles, insights, strategies, methods, and experiences to help you learn new and better ways to coach the game and develop your players.

    From Mike Hebert's chapter on setting goals to Russ Rose's chapter on productive practices and Mary Wise's chapter on serving, this book provides the full-court coverage you've been looking for. The vast amounts of new information– spanning more than three decades–are divided into five sections, making it easy to choose what to implement in your program:

    ï¿œ“Coaching Principles and Priorities” by Mark Pavlik, Mike Hebert, and Jona Braden
    ï¿œ“Program Building and Management” by Doug Beal, Terry Pettit, John Dunning, Dave Shondell, and Tom Pingel
    ï¿œ“Innovative and Effective Practice Sessions” by Russ Rose, Mary Jo Peppler, Bill Neville, and John Cook
    ï¿œ“Individual Skills and Team Tactics” by Mary Wise, Steve Shondell, Teri Clemens, Paula Weishoff, Jim Stone, Rudy Suwara, Fred Sturm, Peter Hanson, and Taras Liskevych
    ï¿œ“Game-Winning and Tournament-Winning Strategies” by Pete Waite, Jim Coleman, and Al Scates

    Each time you open this book you'll learn something new from some of the most respected names in the game. Whether you need guidance on conditioning, coaching, scouting, or scoring, The Volleyball Coaching Bible provides you with the game plan for building a winning program.

    Table of Contents

    Opportunities and Challenges in Volleyball Coaching
    Don Shondell

    Part I Coaching Principles and Priorities

    Chapter 1 Living Up to the Responsibilities of a Model Coach
    Mark Pavlik

    Chapter 2 Establishing Principles and Setting Goals
    Mike Hebert

    Chapter 3 Finding Direction and Inspiration Amid Ups and Downs
    Jona Braden

    Part II Program Building and Management

    Chapter 4 Seeking Excellence in a Program—Going for the Gold
    Doug Beal

    Chapter 5 Marketing and Promoting Your Program
    Terry Pettit

    Chapter 6 Developing a Successful College Program
    John Dunning

    Chapter 7 Developing a Successful High School Program
    Dave Shondell

    Chapter 8 Developing a Successful Junior Club Program
    Tom Pingel

    Part III Innovative and Effective Practice Sessions

    Chapter 9 Planning Creative and Productive Practices
    Russ Rose

    Chapter 10 Using New and Proven Teaching Techniques
    Mary Jo Peppler

    Chapter 11 Making Drills More Beneficial
    Bill Neville

    Chapter 12 Conditioning for High Performance
    John Cook

    Part IV Individual Skills and Team Tactics

    Chapter 13 Serving
    Mary Wise

    Chapter 14 Receiving Serves
    Steve Shondell

    Chapter 15 Setting
    Teri Clemens

    Chapter 16 Attacking
    Paula Weishoff

    Chapter 17 Digging and Ball Control
    Jim Stone

    Chapter 18 Blocking
    Rudy Suwara

    Chapter 19 Components of a Successful Offense
    Fred Sturm

    Chapter 20 Devising a Talent-Based Offense
    Peter Hanson

    Chapter 21 Dominating Defensive Systems
    Taras Liskevych

    Part V Game-Winning and Tournament-Winning Strategies

    Chapter 22 Giving Players and Teams the Competitive Edge
    Pete Waite

    Chapter 23 Scouting Opponents and Evaluating Team Performance
    Jim Coleman

    Chapter 24 Handling Game Situations
    Al Scates

    About the Author

    Donald S. Shondell is a legend in U.S volleyball. In his 34 years as coach at Ball State University, his teams won an impressive 769 games, the second-highest all-time victory total by a men's team coach. Shondell was selected as an All-Time Great Volleyball Coach by the United States Volleyball Association and was the American Volleyball Coaches Association's Coach of the Year in 1995. He has coached many of the nation's top coaches, including former U.S. women's national team coach and current USC coach Mick Haley. He served as president of the USVA in 1978 and is a former president and cofounder of the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association. Shondell was a 1996 inductee into the Volleyball Hall of Fame. He retired from coaching in 1998. Shondell lives in Muncie, Indiana.

    With more than 600 wins and 25 years of collegiate coaching experience, Cecile Reynaud ranked in the top nine in career victories among active Division I coaches when she retired from Florida State University after the 2001 season. In May of 1996, Reynaud received the George J. Fischer Leader in Volleyball award presented at the USA Volleyball national meetings. This award recognizes long-time, significant contributions to volleyball programs and activities in the United States. She is a current member of the Volleyball Hall of Fame selection committee and served 12 years on the USA Volleyball board of directors and three years on the executive committee. Reynaud was also a president of the American Volleyball Coaches Association. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida.


    Each time you open this book you'll learn something new and useful for your next practice, game, or season, be it conditioning, teaching, motivation, or scouting.

    From Volleyball USA
    The treasures found in this book are invaluable, and if you can't find the answer to your volleyball question in this book, there is no answer.