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Don’t rest on this: Getting enough sleep is critical to volleyball success

By Dr. Chris Koutures for I’m going to share one of the most crucial keys for success for the USA Volleyball national teams. When it’s...
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After choosing amputation, Jillian Williams finds new home in Sitting Volleyball

Jillian Williams does not belong on a golf course. The boisterous, outgoing, relentlessly positive Texan participated in a lot of different sports growing up, including...
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Venture-capitalist Theresia Gouw invests in p1440

p1440 made the following announcement Wednesday: p1440, the digital media platform co-founded by 5x Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings, today announced the company’s first Series A...

Dr. Koutures analyzes use of braces for inevitable volleyball ankle sprains

Editor's note: If you play volleyball, eventually you will sprain an ankle. It's not if but when. So we asked Dr. Chris Koutures, who...
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Dr. Chris Koutures on incorporating jump training for volleyball players

With leaping skills needed for hitting, serving and blocking, it seems logical to include jump training in the development of volleyball athletes. However, when...
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Marine Corps Leadership Course “powerful experience” for volleyball coach Dietz

By Jim Dietz, Lincoln Land (Ill.) volleyball coach So sometimes when you hit the middle portion of your life, you do something crazy. Usually for...

John Kessel writes a tribute to USA Volleyball, paralympic icon Mike Hulett

Mike Hulett died Thursday at 64. He was an icon in not just paralympic volleyball, but the sport as a whole. Mike was an...

Southern California Indoor Volleyball Hall inducts another star-studded class

The Southern California Indoor Volleyball Hall of Fame (SCIVBHF) honored its third induction class and lifetime achievement winners on Sunday night at Anaheim’s Highway...

Proper hydration and nutrition for volleyball players from Dr. Chis Koutures

Editor's note: Few things can be more confusing or frustrating than feeding youth volleyball players. Major college programs have trainers who take care of...
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SANDCAST: Sports psychology author Abravanel on benefits of mental training

It was Yogi Berra who best expounded upon the upside of mental performance in athletics: “Sports are 90 percent mental, and the other half...

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