6 Steps to 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, Training

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

Sport Psychology: Goal Planning

Posted by Ami Strutin Belinoff, M.A on May 30, 2017 12:50:04 PM

Beach Season is Upon Us: Goal planning step by step.

In sports, vision is crucial and it is the center point for which all success and or failure hinges. There will be failures and pitfalls along the way, but resiliency, determination, and persistence are key to long-term success.

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Topics: Sport Science, 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

The BridgeAthletic Building Block Series is a set of 5 exercises that can be performed by volleyball players of all levels with limited equipment needs. This building block is designed as a power circuit to mix in with your regular practice sessions. 


Methodology:

Include these exercises in this circuit into your practice sessions. That is, between drills or as you rotate through, perform one of the circuit exercises then repeat, progressing in the order shown below.

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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. We will break down some simple but effective mental skills-training principles to incorporate into your team’s practice as we approach some big tournaments.

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Topics: Sport Science, Volleyball

Serve Up a Winning Season through ACL Injury Prevention

Posted by Dr. Emily Kraus on Dec 20, 2016 5:17:27 PM

Whether you’re an athlete, coach, athletic trainer, or just an avid sports fan, you likely know someone with an injury to her or his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or you may have been in the unfortunate situation to experience the injury firsthand. ACL injuries are a common sports-related injury with an annual incidence of 120,000, occurring primarily during the high school and college years.1 Even more shocking is that this rate is increasing, especially in females. This article will focus on ACL injuries in the female athlete (although many recommendations can be applied to both sexes), with discussion on the science behind the injury, the debate on management options, and prevention strategies.

 

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Topics: Sport Science, Volleyball