New volleyball resource gets players match ready

Author: ASEP Marketing


Written in conjunction with renowned collegiate volleyball coach and long-time USA Volleyball board member Cecile Reynaud, Coaching Volleyball Technical and Tactical Skills is the source coaches can turn to for teaching players ages 14 and older the essential skills of volleyball that lead to improved performance on match day.

Supplemented by more than 115 photos, the book provides in-depth discussions and coaching cues on the basic and intermediate technical skills of volleyball, both offensive and defensive, and shows coaches how to detect and correct errors in players' performance. The book goes a step further than other coaching guides by incorporating the tactical skills of the game-the situational in-game decisions that often affect the outcomes of matches.

To cultivate strategic skills, coaches will learn how to employ the tactical triangle, an approach that teaches players how to read a situation, acquire the knowledge needed for making a tactical decision, and apply decision-making skills to solve their opponent. By incorporating game-like situations into daily practice, coaches will help players transfer the technical skills they've honed in practice to strategic situations during matches.

Well before the first match is played, Coaching Volleyball Technical and Tactical Skills shows coaches how to establish practice and match routines and address such issues as communicating with players and parents, scouting opponents, and motivating players. To assist with this preparation, the book covers planning at several levels and includes a sample season plan and eight sample practice plans incorporating competitive game-situation drills that involve segments of the team to work on specific skills.

Infused with Coach Reynaud's 26-plus years of collegiate coaching experience, Coaching Volleyball Technical and Tactical Skills will arm today's high school coaches with the tools they need to be better teachers and tacticians of the game of volleyball, leading to better results in practice and matches.

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