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Resources for Parents
May 15, 2013
The Canadian Sport for Life website has a wealth of information for parents. Check out these three resource materials designed specifically to support parents: LTAD: Information for Parents, Quality Sport Checklist and Sport Parents Guide can all be found…
Sport Psychology Tip of the Week
Apr 26, 2013
I observed a scene at a restaurant the other day that I simply must share with you:
Some dinner guests, dressed in their best, are seated around a table in a classy restaurant. Busy enjoying their delicious meals…
Tip from Adam Simac, national team player
Mar 11, 2013
"As a middle blocker, try and think like the opposing setter. Think about where your team's perceived weaknesses/strengths are with your blockers and where their strengths lie with their attackers. Make a mental note of what the opposing setter…
Tip from Maverick Hatch, national beach player
Mar 04, 2013
« Each morning when you wake up, ask yourself "how will I be great?" You'll start a journey that will lead to great self discovery on the court, and in life. »
Tip from Claire Hanna, national team player
Feb 25, 2013
"Throughout life, I've met lots of people who believe in me and support me, and lots of people who expect or want to see me fail. The only voice that really matters, is the one inside your own head.…
Tip from Blair Bann, national team player
Feb 11, 2013
"Never set limits. Want to dig everyball. Don't leave anything to chance".
Tip from Adam Kaminski, national team player
Jan 28, 2013
"What got you here, won't get you there", referring to never being satisfied with any accomplishment until you've reached your ultimate goal.
Also, whatever steps one takes to achieve one goal may require a completely different path to…
Tip from Amanda Bakker, FTC player
Jan 21, 2013
« Nothing that is worthwhile comes easy, don't forget that. That feeling of hard work and pride only comes to those who work for it, remember- you cannot buy that feeling, no matter how wealthy you are ».
Tip from Marc Howatson, FTC player
Jan 14, 2013
« Find your purpose in life, and work as hard as you can to go after that purpose ».
Tip from Chris Hoag, FTC player
Jan 07, 2013
« Always compare yourself to the best players in the world, never to the ones surrouding you that are playing at the same level as you are».
Tip from Terrel Bramwell, FTC player
Dec 17, 2012
« Give 100 percent into everything you do and enjoy every minute of it, then you won't have anything to regret in the end ».
Tip from Graham Vigrass, FTC player
Dec 09, 2012
« You have to have balance in your life. Therefore, you have to work as hard on the volleyball court as you do in the classroom and in your relationships outside of volleyball ».
Tip from Kaiva Mateus, FTC player
Dec 04, 2012
« Don't let the game or the results stress you out. All you can do is give it your all. As long as you've done that, you can hold your head high no matter what, knowing that you've played…
Tip from Janie Guimond
Nov 26, 2012
Janie Guimond, libero Women's National Team
« The dream can be far away. But if everything you do pushes you closer, you have to believe that your dream is possible».
Tip from Rudy Verhoeff, FTC player
Nov 19, 2012
Captain of the FTC team
« Do pot play for your own glory but rather for your teammates and your entire team to get better ».
Tip from Nicholas Hoag, FTC player
Nov 13, 2012
FTC athlete, leftside
«Master every single skill, no matter your position in volleyball you have to be skilled at all of them (for example, even if you are not a setter, you have to be…
Tip from Allen Meek, FTC player
Nov 05, 2012
« You should be a well rounded athlete and not just a good volleyball player. What you do ON and OFF the court is important and will have an impact on your development ».
Serve Receive: Let the angle do the work! by Vincent Pichette
Feb 20, 2012
Pictures are worth a … ! With proper angle, you can tell before the contact, where the ball will go!
People often ask what’s the most important thing in passing: footwork, hips, feet, shoulders, etc. All this is…
Blocking Basics by 'Lupo' Ludwig
Nov 18, 2011
BLOCKING BASICS – by Lupo Ludwig, Head Coach - Sr. Women’s National Team
I always like it when my team gets a good block. When the ball hits the floor before the attacker lands, it can change the…
The Overhead Pass by Scott Koskie
Oct 03, 2011
The Overhead Pass - by Scott Koskie, Sr. Women's National Team Assistant Coach
Even though you are passing the ball with you hands, you need good foot position. Too often passers can get lazy because it is easier…
The Jump Float Serve by Scott Koskie
Sep 27, 2011
The Jump Float Serve - by Scott Koskie, Sr. Women's National Team Assistant Coach
There are many players that use this serve right now at all levels and it can be very effective when done properly. Too often however,…
Second Contact by Julien Boucher
Sep 09, 2011
The Second Contact in Volleyball
It is mathematically impossible to win a set by scoring points uniquely through our service reception phase. Hence, the importance of a coherent counter-attack and the need for perfect execution after successfully defending…