Whether you’re new to coaching or an experienced youth volleyball coach, the fourth edition of Coaching Youth Volleyball is your handbook for a successful season.
Court-tested, age-specific coaching information helps you
• teach volleyball fundamentals using a combination of drills and activities that simulate game situations;
• communicate with players, officials, parents, and other coaches;
• provide basic first aid,
• plan and conduct practices,
• manage your team during games, and
• most important—keep it all fun.
Recommended by and written with the expertise of USA Volleyball’s Coaching Education Department, this new edition adds two new chapters on coaching individual volleyball skills and coaching transition and alignment. You’ll learn important age-group modifications regarding ball size, net height, player positions, and court dimensions for three age groups (6– to 9-year-olds, 10– to 11-year-olds, and 12– to 14-year-olds) and for team play in 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, and 6v6 competition. Quickly and accurately construct your own age-appropriate court with the help of court diagrams included in the book. Plus, gain a clear understanding of rules and procedures, including the capabilities and limits of the new libero position.
Coaching Youth Volleyball helps you focus on the fundamentals, while 18 drills and 32 coaching tips are sure to jump-start your practices. Experience the excitement as your players improve their skills, fall in love with the game, and come out for the team year after year.
1 Stepping Into Coaching
2 Communicating as a Coach
3 Understanding Rules and Equipment
4 Providing for Players’ Safety
5 Making Practices Fun and Practical
6 Teaching and Shaping Skills
7 Coaching Individual Volleyball Skills
8 Coaching Transition and Alignment
9 Coaching on Game Day
10 Developing Season and Practice Plans
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