The Volleyball Coaching Bible

The Volleyball Coaching Bible

Paperback The Coaching Bible Series

Edited by Donald Shondell, Edited by Cecile Renaud, Edited by Cecile Reynaud

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 251mm x 25mm | 703g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 0736039678
  • ISBN 13: 9780736039673
  • Illustrations note: 122 black & white illustrations, 130 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 558,142

Product description

This volume features the talent, insight and knowledge of successful volleyball coaches. The roster of authors is a "whos who" list of coaches. Experts include Doug Beal, Russ Rose, Mary Wise, Al Scates, John Cook and John Dunning. From philosophy and inspiration to conditioning and skill building, this work provides full-court coverage. The proven principles, strategies, teaching methods, practice procedures and game-management experiences told by these coaches combine to create a complete volleyball coaching book.

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Author information

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, Indiana.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, Florida.

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"From"Each time you open this book you'll learn something new and useful for your next practice, game, or season, be it conditioning, teaching, motivation, or scouting. "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.

Table of contents

Part 1 Coaching principles and priorities: living up to responsibilities of a model coach; establishing principles and setting goals; finding direction and inspiration amid the ups and downs. Part 2 Programme building and management: seeking excellence in a programme - going for gold; marketing and promoting your programme; developing a successful college programme; developing a successful high-school programme; developing a successful junior club programme. Part 3 Innovative and effective practice sessions: planning creative, productive and fun practices; using new and proven teaching techniques; making drills more beneficial; conditioning for high performance. Part 4 Individual skills and team tactics: serving; receiving serves; setting; attacking; digging and ball control; blocking; components of a successful offence; devising a talent-based offence; dominating defensive systems. Part 5 Game and tournament winning strategies: giving players and teams the competitive edge; scouting opponents and evaluating your teams' performance; handling game situations.