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April Go Cart Winning Tip

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Tip by Richard Moyers, BelAir, MD. Hosting a Parent's Clinic Early in the season, but after the team has started actually performing with one another, dedicate a practice to hosting a parent clinic. At the clinic, coaching staff will teach the basic mechanics but the athletes will take over coaching their parents. After a while, open a couple of nets up to actually play some games. Parents will now learn about how much work their kids have gone through as well as have a better understanding of rules before barking at officials during matches...kids will have to sharpen up their...

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March Go Cart Winning Tip

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Howard Wallace, Kerrville, Texas. Out of System Attacking Game.This is a 2 on 2 or 3 on 3, back row attack game. The coach initiates play by tossing in a free ball (or hitting in a controlled down ball) to one side. Each side is only allowed 2 hits to get the ball over. The idea is that a player must dig/pass the ball with the intent of making it "hitable" for a teammate. Winner of the rally gets a point. Coach enters the next ball to the losing side. You determine how you want to score it. It can...

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February Go Cart Winning Tip

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Jessie Uribe from Vancouver,  WA.

When giving a losing team a consequence for games in practice, use the difference in score to dictate the penalty. For instance, if the final score is 25-20, then a consequence can be 5 tuck jumps. If the final score is 25-10, then 15 pushups. This teaches players to fight to the end.

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Coach Speasl's August Tip

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A great fundraiser.

I have used adopt-a-player programs for years as a fundraiser. The best way I’ve found to do it is, gather your team in a classroom and have them bring a list of aunts, uncles, friends, youth pastors, dentists, etc, etc. Prior to the meeting, they should talk with mom and dad to make sure the list includes all of these peoples' addresses. Now in the meeting handout a sheet of paper for them to write a note on, the note they write will be what you have written on the chalkboard/white board for them to copy... 

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The February Go Cart Winning Tip

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Jessie Uribe, Excel NW Volleyball Club in Vancouver, WA. We all do tri-line serve receive in practice. If you add a setter and hitter and have everyone set and hit, it teaches teams to play out all aspects even if you're focus is serve receive.

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