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Fun, safety, and effective instruction are the focus of the fourth edition of Coaching Youth Volleyball,
helping you create an environment that promotes learning, cultivates a
love of the game, and motivates your athletes to come out year after

Numerous coaching books present the skills and drills of volleyball.
But here’s a book that teaches you how to convey those skills to your
athletes in an engaging and positive manner. Coaching Youth Volleyball’s
focus on teaching volleyball skills through gamelike drills sets it
apart from the current lineup of volleyball coaching books. And it’s
the only one recommended by and written with the expertise of USA
Volleyball’s Coaching Education Department.

Ideal for coaches of players aged 14 and under, the fourth edition
includes 18 drills and 32 coaching tips that are sure to jump-start
your practices. This new edition also adds
  • two new chapters on coaching individual volleyball skills and coaching the transitions and alignments of the game;

  • 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, or 6v6 competition;

  • court diagrams to help you quickly and accurately construct your own age-appropriate court, and

  • a clear explanation of rules and procedures, including the capabilities and limits of the new libero position.
Coaching Youth Volleyball’s combination of volleyball
fundamentals and essential coaching skills—such as communicating with
parents and officials, motivating players, and preparing for games and
practices—makes this book a must-read as you prepare to meet the
challenges and enjoy the rewards of coaching young athletes.

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About the Author

The fourth edition of Coaching Youth Volleyball
is recommended by USA Volleyball and was written by the American Sport
Education Program (ASEP) with volleyball expertise provided by Diana
Cole, director of coaching education programs for USA Volleyball, and
John Kessel, director of membership development and disabled programs.
USA Volleyball’s Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP) accepts ASEP’s
Coaching Youth Volleyball online course as a CAP module equivalent for
certification purposes.

USA Volleyball is the national governing body for the sport of
volleyball in the United States and is recognized by the Fédération
Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and the United States Olympic
Committee (USOC). Its membership includes more than 200,000 players,
coaches, officials, and parents.

ASEP has been developing and delivering coaching education courses
since 1981. As the nation’s leading coaching education program, ASEP
works with national, state, and local sport organizations to develop
educational programs for coaches, officials, administrators, and
parents. These programs incorporate ASEP’s philosophy of “Athletes
first, winning second.”

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Stepping Into Coaching

Chapter 2 Communicating as a Coach

Chapter 3 Understanding Rules and Equipment

Chapter 4 Providing for Players’ Safety

Chapter 5 Making Practices Fun and Practical

Chapter 6 Teaching and Shaping Skills

Chapter 7 Coaching Individual Volleyball Skills

Chapter 8 Coaching Transition and Alignment

Chapter 9 Coaching on Game Day

Chapter 10 Developing Season and Practice Plans

Appendix A: Related Checklists and Forms

Appendix B: Volleyball Terms

Appendix C: 12 Gamelike Drills

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About the Product 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:

·“Coaching Principles and Priorities” by Mark Pavlik, Mike Hebert, and Jona Braden

·“Program Building and Management” by Doug Beal, Terry Pettit, John Dunning, Dave Shondell, and Tom Pingel

·“Innovative and Effective Practice Sessions” by Russ Rose, Mary Jo Peppler, Bill Neville, and John Cook

·“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

·“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.

About the Editor

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,

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,

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Table of Contents

Introduction - 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

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.

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About the Product

Cover the court with confidence by mastering the essentials of the game. Volleyball: Steps to Success offers a comprehensive, progressive approach with a proven system for learning, expert instruction, crisp illustrations, and 60 drills to improve play on both sides of the net.

Volleyball: Steps to Success establishes a solid foundation by detailing proper footwork and posture before moving on to the individual skills of serving, passing, setting, attacking, blocking, and digging. Recent changes in the game, such as the addition of the libero position and rally scoring, are highlighted in the team-oriented steps covering offense, defense, transitioning, and out-of-system play. The carefully selected drills and step-by-step instruction speed the development process, and the scoring system for each drill and step helps gauge progress along the way.

Aces, kills, blocks, digs, and assists are at your fingertips. With Volleyball: Steps to Success, part of the popular Steps to Success Series, you can become a complete player in any formation.

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About the Author
Bonnie Kenny has coached volleyball at the college level for more than 20 years at the University of South Carolina (1984-1992), the University of Massachusetts (1993-2001), and currently at the University of Delaware since 2002. Having won almost 400 career matches, Kenny ranks among the top 50 active Division I coaches for victories. She earned Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year and Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year honors in 1996 and 2004, respectively. Kenny was elected president of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for the 2006-2008 term. She earned academic all-America and all-SEC honors while playing at the University of Tennessee, where she was a four-time volleyball letter winner and led the Lady Volunteers to two SEC championships, three NCAA Tournaments, and a four-year record of 137-56. Kenny was also a 1982 U.S. Olympic Festival participant. In 2006 she was inducted into the University of Tennessee Lady Vols Hall of Fame.

Cindy Gregory is currently the associate head volleyball coach at the University of Delaware. Since the beginning of her coaching career in 1984, Gregory has served in both assistant coach and head coaching capacities at the college and high school levels. As head coach, Gregory led both the men's and women's volleyball teams at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1992 to 1995. Gregory was named the New England Women's Eight Conference Coach of the Year and New England Women's Volleyball Association District Coach of the Year in 1993. She then teamed with Bonnie Kenny at the University of Massachusetts to compile a seven-year record of 125-93 between 1995 and 2001, including marks of 28-9 in 1996 and 24-15 in 1995. Gregory was a two-year letter winner at the University of Houston and Missouri State University, helping her teams place third twice at the AIAW National Volleyball Championships. She earned her master’s degree in exercise physiology in 1986 from Texas Woman’s University. Gregory has also been active with the NCAA YES program and with Special Olympics.

Table of Contents

Step 1. Posture and Movement
Step 2. Serving
Step 3. Forearm Passing
Step 4. Setting
Step 5. Attacking
Step 6. Blocking
Step 7. Digging
Step 8. Team Offense
Step 9. Team Defense
Step 10. Transition
Step 11. Out-of-System Play
Step 12. The Competitive Volleyball Player

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Words of Praise

"Bonnie Kenny has been at the forefront of advancing volleyball—-both on and off the court—-for many years. Anyone who wants to improve his or her volleyball skills would benefit from this book."
Mary Wise
University of Florida head volleyball coach

"I have always been impressed with Bonnie Kenny’s knowledge of volleyball and approach to coaching. In Volleyball: Steps to Success, she teaches both players and coaches how to improve skill level and master the fundamentals."
Jim McLaughlin
University of Washington head volleyball coach

"Coaches Kenny and Gregory provide a wonderful coaching resource that presents the sport in an easy to follow and sequential manner. I found this format to be logical and user-friendly, and I particularly think the sections that provide training exercises will prove valuable to a wide range of coaches. Volleyball: Steps to Success is one of the best new works in our sport in some time."
Doug Beal
CEO, USA Volleyball

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