AVCA Coaching Volleyball August - Sept 2009 - copy 1 : Page 1

TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES CREATING AWINNING CULTURE: SIX KEYS TO SUCCESS BY CRAIG SKINNER, UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Every coach has a philosophy on training, pertinent statistical information that he uses, and a way he physically develops his athletes. All of these things along with the x’s and o’s of coaching have a significant impact on results. The six points touched on in this article don’t necessarily belong in a coaching manual, but are believed to be as, or more, important than how you teach an arm swing. A COMPREHENSIVE STATISTICS SYSTEM FOR VOLLEYBALL MATCH ANALYSIS BY TRISTAN BURTON, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO . . . . . .16 When a number of coaches were asked which statistics were most important to team success, the responses included hitting efficiency, kill percentage, side-out percentage, point-scoring percentage, total combined errors and points scored per game. Most coaches would agree that these are important statistics to consider when analyzing team performance. In this article, a comprehensive statistics system that allows coaches to determine exactly how a match was won or lost will be described. 2009 AVCA CONVENTION PREVIEW BYWILL ENGLE, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS & EVENTS, AVCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 This coming December, the AVCA Convention heads south to warmer weather and sunshine, as Tampa, Fla. plays host to the 2009 AVCA Annual Convention. The 2009 convention aims to be the best-ever, with plenty of educational and networking opportunities planned. Here’s a glance at what Tampa has to offer you at this year’s convention. X’S AND O’S BY BRIAN GIBBONEY, MILWAUKEE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING . . . . .26 The back-row attack has been a great addition to a team’s offense at any level of the game. The addition of the “Back-Row-Quick”, or BIQ, also has changed the game by adding another option to a once front-row oriented offensive sport. If your team does not run a back-row attack as part of its transition or serve-receive offense, read on, as this article provides various reasons as to why your program should consider adding this offensive option. WOMEN’S COLLEGIATE PREVIEW BY LEAH BROCK, COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, AVCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 In a little less than a month, the 2009 women’s volleyball season officially begins, with teams from coast to coast gunning for a spot in the postseason and, ultimately, the opportunity to hoist a well-deserved piece of hardware. Here’s a look at several of the teams to watch this year in NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III. DEPARTMENTS FROM THE DESK OF…Beth Launiere, AVCA President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 OUR GAME…Kathy DeBoer, AVCA Executive Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 ON THE COURT… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 GETTING FIT... Ken Kontor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 MINORITY COACHES COLUMN... Linda Hampton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 THE SECRET LIFE OF TEAMS...Terry Pettit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 On the Cover: Tampa Bay, home of the 2009 AVCA Annual Convention AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2009 EDUCATION/PUBLICATION COMMITTEE Cecile Reynaud, Ph.D., Chair – Florida State University Ben Bodipo-Memba – University of California, Irvine Jeff Carroll – Billings Senior High School Chris Catanach – University of Tampa Dianna Graves – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Dennis Janzen – Fresno Pacific University Trish Knight – Texas Tech University Alan Knipe – U.S. Men’s National Team Jenny McDowell – Emory University Bill Neville – Nevillizms, Inc. Carol Russo – Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association Kay Rogness – Front Range Volleyball Club Becky Schmidt – Hope College AVCA STAFF DIRECTORY KATHY DEBOER Executive Director kathy.deboer@avca.org ROSS BROWN Assistant Executive Director ross.brown@avca.org JASON JONES Director of Operations jason.jones@avca.org WILL ENGLE Assistant Director, Events & Public Relations will.engle@avca.org ASHLEY BEIL Manager, Awards and Membership ashley.beil@avca.org TOBY BISHOP Sales Manager toby.bishop@avca.org LEAH BROCK Manager, Communications leah.brock@avca.org AMANDA BRUNGS Awards & Membership Specialist amanda.brungs@avca.org TODD PROBUS Membership Services members@avca.org AVCA CONTACT INFO American Volleyball Coaches Assoc. 2365 Harrodsburg Rd., Suite A325 Lexington, KY 40504 members@avca.org PHONE NUMBERS: 866-544-2822 (Toll-Free) 859-226-4315 (Direct) 859-226-4338 (Fax) August/September 2009 | Coaching Volleyball | 1

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