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Beach Volleyball: 3 R’s to Keep Up With & Exceed Your Goals

Posted by Ami Strutin Belinoff, M.A on Aug 1, 2017 4:07:46 PM

At this point in the season you are in full swing of your beach season. In our previous discussions, we covered pre-tournament readiness, resetting during matches, and setting and establishing goals. You have most likely had up’s and down’s and so goes the nature of sports and competition. Four of the most critical tenets to success in competition are Focus, Motivation, Confidence, and Managing stress and anxiety. Your level of self-awareness and reflection will dictate your ability to step fully into the above mentioned principles. Establishing your goals in detail helps drive these principles, but once they are established we must monitor our journey towards them.

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Topics: Sport Science, Volleyball

Increase Agility, Power, and Speed Outside the Weight Room

Posted by Sarah Connors on Aug 1, 2017 11:34:55 AM

A large factor in achieving success in volleyball is the ability to quickly react to situations on the court and use full-body strength to win points. Whether players are training on the court or in the weight room, increasing player agility, power, and speed will enhance game day performance. Here is a list of volleyball-specific exercises that coaches can implement before or after practices when players do not have access to the weight room.

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Topics: S+C, Volleyball

Increasing Quickness in Volleyball

Posted by Grace Anne D'Amico on Jul 11, 2017 1:33:54 PM

A large factor in achieving success in volleyball is the ability to quickly anticipate and react to situations on the court. Building a primary set of volleyball mechanics at a young age is important for an athlete’s future strength and quickness training. Once the basics are well practiced, athletes can use sets of progression drills to improve the skills that are already in place. Here are four progression drills proven to enhance player quickness and performance on the court.

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Topics: S+C, Volleyball

Volleyball-Specific Strength Training for a Championship Season

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Jul 5, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Volleyball players spend extensive hours training and practicing in the off-season to prepare for in-season competition. Volleyball-specific strength training will help athletes set realistic goals and build their skills for the upcoming season. Below are tips to better optimize preseason training and in-season performance. 

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Topics: S+C, Volleyball

Building a Dominant Volleyball-Specific Strength and Conditioning Program

Posted by Sarah Connors on Jun 23, 2017 10:13:30 AM

Success on the court comes from hard work in the weight room. A volleyball-specific strength and conditioning program can optimize a player’s performance, reduce the risk of injury, and lead to quicker recovery. Here’s a six-step guide on how to build a successful volleyball strength and conditioning program:

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Topics: S+C, Volleyball

Why Volleyball Players Need Strength and Conditioning

Posted by Sarah Connors on Jun 20, 2017 9:02:30 AM

A volleyball-specific strength and conditioning program can optimize a player’s performance on the court. Whether athletes are still developing or competing at the highest level, spending time in the weight room building a strength foundation can be the difference between winning and losing a game. Here are three key reasons why volleyball coaches should incorporate strength training in their program:

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Topics: S+C, Volleyball

Mental Resetting in Competition

Posted by Ami Strutin Belinoff, M.A on Apr 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Volleyball Psychology: Being mentally ready happens even before you step on the court

With the season in full swing and Junior Nationals upon us it is vital to cover all your bases to give your team the best chance at winning. This is where competition ramps up and each point is vital. The mental aspects and demands upon a player and team quickly accumulate in high pressure moments.

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Topics: Sport Science, Volleyball

Volleyball Building Blocks: Power Circuit

Posted by BridgeAthletic on Mar 16, 2017 6:01:19 PM

BridgeAthletic's Building Block Series is a set of 5 exercises that can be performed by volleyball players of all levels with limited equipment needed. Coaches can incorporate this volleyball-specific power circuit into programs in between drills.

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Topics: S+C, Volleyball

Volleyball Psychology: 5 Mental Steps to Tournament Success

Posted by Ami Strutin Belinoff, M.A on Mar 1, 2017 7:00:00 AM

It’s getting close to that time of the season when teams have put in the hours building their strength and conditioning, perfecting skills sets, and running offensive and defensive schemes. The goal is to translate all that practice into tournament-winning volleyball that is not compromised by nerves or mental errors. Coaches should incorporate these simple yet effective mental skills and training principles.

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Topics: Sport Science, Volleyball