Paperback Steps to Success

By (author) Bonnie Kennedy, By (author) Cindy Gregory

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 274mm x 18mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 30 August 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 0736063374
  • ISBN 13: 9780736063371
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 188 black & white illustrations, 2 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 214,175

Product description

Part of the successful "Steps to Success" series, the first two editions of this book have sold over 84,000 copies worldwide. This new edition features the trademark progressive structure, both within each chapter and throughout the book. This approach ensures that readers develop a basic of competence in each skill and then build on that proficiency with each successive step. Recent changes in the game, such as the addition of libero position and rally scoring throughout the match are highlighted in the team-oriented step covering offence and defence. The carefully selected drills and step-by-step instruction speeds the development process and a scoring system for helps gauge progress along the way. The authors of this new edition have an excellent mix of experience teaching the game at the beginner and intermediate levels of coaching, which enables them to provide expert yet ability-appropriate instruction.

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Author information

Bonnie Kennedy has coached volleyball since 1984 at the University of South Carolina, the University of Massachusetts and currently at the University of Delaware. She has won almost 400 career matches, has been named coach of the year by two different conferences and earned various academic honours while playing at the University of Tennessee. Cindy Gregory has also coached volleyball since 1984 and has served as a physical education instructor during most of that time. She has been a head coach and assistant coach and has coached both men's and women's teams. She is currently the associate head coach at Delaware.

Review quote

""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 WiseUniversity 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 McLaughlinUniversity 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 BealCEO, USA Volleyball

Table of contents

Climbing the Steps to Volleyball Success; The Sport of Volleyball; Key to Diagrams; Step 1. Footwork and Posture; Step 2. Serving; Step 3. Forearm Passing; Step 4. Overhead Passing; Step 5. Attacking; Step 6. Blocking; Step 7. Digging; Step 8. Team Offense; Step 9. Team Defense; Step 10. Out-of-System Play; Step 11. Transitioning; Step 12. Competing on the Court.