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Combination of Volleyball and Soccer. Impressive – isn’t it?

Check out this video about Footvolley, an international sport which combines aspects of beach volleyball and football (soccer). You have to be impressed about the video – those players have nice skills.

Footvolley was invented in Brazil in the 1960’s. It become popular in the 1980’s after volleyball gained popularity in Brazil.

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Volleyball Training – How to Prevent Volleyball Injuries?

We added an article about volleyball injuries. How to prevent the most common volleyball injuries?

http://www.volleyballadvisors.com/volleyball-injuries.html

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Volleyball Conditioning Drills – Volleyball Weight Training

We added an article about volleyball weight training.

http://www.volleyballadvisors.com/volleyball-weight-training.html

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Volleyball Olympic Champion Todd Rogers about Goal Setting

Check out this interesting article about Beach Volleyball Olympic champion Todd Rogers. He talks about goal setting and how to achieve your goals.

http://www.independent.com/news/2009/mar/03/todd-rogers-shares-his-story/

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100-0 Basketball Game | Inspirational Basketball Quotes

We added some truly inspirational basketball quotes from the 100-0 basketball game.

Read quotes from the coach and players – and find out what did they really said.

These quotes are quite different from what is talked in the media.

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100-0 basketball game - inspirational basketball quotes

Find them here:

Inspirational Basketball Quotes – 100-0 Basketball Game

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100-0 Basketball Game – What is sportsmanship?

Wow!

Basketball Coach Fired After 100-0 Basketball Game Victory!

I have huge respect for team that lost. As well as for the team that won.

The losing basketball team really shows a lot of character to keep playing – they haven’t won in the past four years!  And they are still trying.  My hat’s off to them.

They are playing their hearts out – just like their opponent, the team which just scored 100-0 victory over them.


What do you think about this case?

“What is sportsmanship?”

“Do you think it would have made the losing team feel better – if knowing they scored points because other team started to feel sorry for them and started to take it easy?”

“Would you take it easy yourself – if you would be beating up the opponent very badly?”

This 100-0 basketball game story is all over the news, also internationally. If you haven’t heard about it, you can read the whole story here:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,482825,00.html

P.S. There is something in this case that I am little bit upset about.. you’ll hear about it soon.

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Volleyball Practice Drills Tips

Just posted a list “101 Volleyball Practice Drills Tips” for the Coaches.  You’ll find information how to run volleyball drills or how to organize practices. The list is ongoing, we’ll keep updating and adding tips on it – at least until we have 101 tips on it.

The first bundle in a nutshell:

Be prepared for the practices. Always plan practices carefully.

To take a look at rest of them, go to Volleyball Practice Drills Tips section.

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Adding Vertical Jump for Volleyball

Which athletes have the highest vertical jump? Volleyball players? Basketball players?

In the article below one trainer compares jumping ability and vertical jump between athletes. This trainer claims Olympic weight lifters are one of the highest jumping athletes. That’s right – that’s the reason why different variations of explosive cleans, cleans and jerks, snatches, etc are in our training schedules.

You necessary don’t need to do traditional weight lifting, you could also do medicine ball throws or kettle bell training.

Those are all great because you can make explosive leg extension and hip extension exercises with all of them.  Besides legs, they all work on your core (ab, hip and back muscles), which are extremely important for volleyball strength and adding the vertical jump.

Just remember to start slowly, learning the techniques first without weights, then adding weight little by little over time.  Learning those weight lifting techniques can take several weeks or even months.  Cleans and snatches are technically very difficult to perform – and not knowing the correct technique can lead to a serious injury.

Article about Vertical Jump – “Which Athletes Are Truly the Best Jumpers?”

We run into an article, which compares vertical jump between athletes.  What do you think which athletes jump the highest?

http://english.donga.com/srv/service.php3?bicode=070000&biid=2009011433668

Video – 50 Inch Vertical Jump

Here is extra motivation for you to train vertical jump. Watch this video and enjoy the 50 inch vertical:

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Volleyball Serving Drills | Basic Skills in Volleyball Serving

We added an article about volleyball serving drills.  How to serve a float serve or top spin serve? What are the common faults in volleyball serving?

If you haven’t yet, check out the previous volleyball drills article about jump serving. You’ll find jump serving information under volleyball drills link on the sidebar.

Volleyball Serving Drills

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Volleyball Video Clips | Misty May | Kerri Walsh

Check out this post on Twitter.  You’ll find few nice video clips about Misty May and Kerri Walsh.  And feel free to follow us :-)

http://twitter.com/volleyball_fan/status/1079431743