- Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
- Format: Paperback | 216 pages
- Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 15mm | 272g
- Publication date: 20 November 2002
- Publication City/Country: Champaign
- ISBN 10: 0736001360
- ISBN 13: 9780736001366
- Illustrations note: 29 black & white illustrations, 153 black & white halftones
- Sales rank: 743,339
This training manual covers such subjects as weight-room workouts and on-court drills designed to have players serving with more power and consistency, leaper higher on every jump and covering the court with increased quickness and agility. Teams that use the training programme should see their digs, kills and blocks, not to mention wins, increase. Like the other titles in the "Complete Conditioning for Sports" series, this book combines explained drills and exercises with diagrams and photographs to ensure clear and full comprehension.
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Al Scates is the winningest coach in college volleyball history with an impressive 1,019 wins in 39 seasons at UCLA. Since beginning his tenure at UCLA, he has coached the Bruins to 20 national titles and 18 NCAA Division I championships. Scates has been named the American Volleyball Coaches Association National Coach of the Year five times and was the first active coach to be inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame. The former UCLA All-American has traveled the world as a player and a coach and is regarded as the United States' foremost volleyball authority. In addition to coaching the Bruins, Scates enjoys traveling and playing golf. He lives in Encino, California. Mike Linn is the strength and conditioning coordinator at St. Louis University. Linn was the strength and conditioning coach at UCLA and was also the director of UCLA's Athletic Performance Sports Training Facility, where he supervised the training for both the men's and women's volleyball programs. Linn is CSCS certified and has helped train hundreds of volleyball players. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
""""This is a must-have text for coaches and players at all levels. Al and Mike bring tremendous credibility to the table and their reputation for excellence is legendary. "Complete Conditioning for Volleyball" presents all the critical training information for our sport in a format that is easy to understand and apply, yet will produce big-time results." Stephanie SchleuderPresident, American Volleyball Coaches AssociationWomen's head volleyball coach, Macalester College """Al Scates is a master at coaching volleyball, and now he has combined his efforts with strength coach Mike Linn to put together a book of drills, workouts, and programs that will benefit all volleyball players and coaches.""" Andy BanachowskiWoman's head volleyball coachUniversity of California at Los Angeles "Al Scates has compiled a truly amazing record of success over 40 years in our sport by implementing innovative and proven methods that truly benefit performance. In "Complete Conditioning for Volleyball," Al and conditioning specialist Mike Linn teach you how to prepare for maximum success. I highly recommend this book." Douglas Beal, PhDHead volleyball coachUSA men's national team "From Scholastic Coach & Athletic Director"If you are looking for a way to condition your athletes and improve their performance, go to the masters! "From Volleyball USA"In 202 pages, Scates and Linn provide insights into the training approach coaches and athletes need the most to ensure peak physical condition, both in and out of season. "
Table of contents
Performance factors for volleyball players; maximizing flexibility; developing core stability and power; plyometrics; honing agility and athleticism; court drills; year-round conditioning; high-performance nutrition programmes.