Bump, Set, Spike Vol. X: Products from AES Volleyball That’ll Improve Your Volleyball Game

November 24, 2011

With the high school volleyball season ending, most volleyball athletes are looking for a way to stay in shape and keep their skills volleyball game sharp. Because basketball is a winter sport and the beaches are just too cold, most NCAA volleyball prospects play pickup games in parks or competitively via AAU. The issue that […]

Bump, Set, Spike Vol. IX: How Knowing NCAA Volleyball Rules Will Improve Your Volleyball Game

November 17, 2011

Every great NCAA volleyball player began their career as a young athlete whose interest was sparked in their first volleyball game. In order to make it the NCAA volleyball level, you must fully understand NCAA volleyball rules from top to bottom. Every volleyball game presents different challenges from your opponents. You can be as athletically […]

Bump, Set, Spike Vol. VII: You Can’t Stop the Block Volleyball Drill

November 10, 2011

I said it once and I’ll say it again; on every level, from high school to the NCAA volleyball, a kill is the ultimate momentum shifter. The only thing in volleyball that can rival a kill, is a kill-stopping block. A block is the ultimate display of teamwork in the game of volleyball. If you […]

Bump, Set, Spike Vol. VII: The License to Kill Volleyball Drill

November 2, 2011

On every level, from high school to the NCAA volleyball, a kill is the ultimate momentum shifter. Sports like basketball have the slam dunk, while baseball has the home run. These abilities are usually attributed to an athlete’s natural talent, yet these game changing actions are apart of a skill set that can be drilled […]

Bump, Set, Spike Vol. 6: The Passion to Pass

October 25, 2011

A great pass could change the momentum of any game or any sport. Steve Young and Joe Montana made a small-college receiver named Jerry Rice into the greatest wide receiver of all time with great passing. Magic Johnson took James Worthy from Chapel Hill to the Hall of Fame with great passing. In the same […]

Bump, Set, Spike Vol. 5: Olympic Level Volleyball with Misty May-Treanor

October 18, 2011

There are certain people that are synonymous with their sport. When most people talk about basketball, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson are two names that usually come into the discussion. When all time baseball greats are brought up, Willie Mays and Babe Ruth usually get brought up. The same goes for two-time Olympic Gold Medal […]

Bump, Set, Spike Vol. 4: Set like a Vet

October 10, 2011

I learned about the value of sharing at an early age. Every Friday at St. Paul Preschool was Show and Tell day. All the kids would bring their best toys and put them on display for everyone to see. I loved people that shared their stuff; sharing my stuff, no so much. I would bring […]

Volleyball, All Around the World

October 8, 2011

When Helia Rogerio de Souza plays in her Olympic competition, I bet her thoughts are very much within the confines of what the rules are, but I bet you would never know by seeing her. Practicing the rules in a volleyball game will lead you to lightning quick speed, and amazing stamina on the court. […]

The Passion of Coach Keife

October 7, 2011

Any athlete will tell you that long after their final whistle, their passion for their sport never really dies. Some live vicariously through their children; some join an adult league to keep their competitive fire lit. Chris Keife’s second chapter in his first love of volleyball, has brought him to coaching; ironically, coaching was never […]

Spike Your GPA Over the Net!

October 6, 2011

You are a sophomore high school volleyball player, and the coach sees your potential to go further. Your grades are average, and volleyball becomes your life. It’s good to be passionate about your talent.   However, your coach says, “I want to send you volleyball camp this summer, because I think it will help you […]

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