The Quadrant

Six Volleyball Passing Drills to Step Up Your Game

“Serve Strong. Dig Fierce. Spike Hard.” – Unknown If reading the three phrases above has you amped to get out and play some volleyball, you’re our kind of person. Combining strength, agility, mental acuity and...

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Five Highly Engaging Volleyball Drills for Middle School Students

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.” – Magic Johnson Big declaration: We think a college national champion, a five-time professional world champion and three-time NBA...

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6 Fun Outside Games for Kids

Outdoor play is one of the best ways to encourage kids to get active and bond with their peers. And — let’s be real — it’s also one of the best ways to keep them...

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5 Basic Volleyball Skills You Need to Succeed

Source: sportoakimirka/Shutterstock.com Contrary to popular belief, there’s more to volleyball than bumping, setting and spiking, though those are undeniably foundational skills required for successful gameplay. In truth, volleyball is a sport of agility, power, speed,...

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7 Explosive Workouts to Improve Power and Performance

Athletes are like sports cars. They need to be as speedy and as powerful as possible, and they need to get to their fastest and strongest in the shortest amount of time. Explosive workouts are...

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7 DIY Backyard Games

The best way to enjoy summer's warm weather is with great company, chilled beverages and a little friendly competition. But if it feels like the standard outdoor party games have gone stale, don't call off...

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Marko Stojanovic: The Limit is Only in your Head

I have been working as a coach for 7 years. I started when I enrolled in college at the age of 19 at DIF volleyball school run by professor Dr. Goran Nesic, who is professor...

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Kennedy Meaney: Instilling Confidence and Mental Toughness is Key

My name is Kennedy Meaney and this is my 5th year teaching, I currently teach Physical Education to high school freshmen. In January 2016 I got my first teaching job at Santa Paula High School....

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Coach Kyle: The Challenge is What Keeps Me Going. I Wouldn’t Want it Any Other Way!

My name is Kyle Breitbath and I’ve been coaching for a total of 7 years now. While I was still playing in college, I coached High School, Middle School and Club volleyball in Champaign, IL....

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Korie Tetzlaff: When Everyone is On the Same Page, Great Things Can Happen

I’m Korie Tetzlaff and I have been coaching at some capacity for a large portion of my life.  At the college level, 7 years. I’ve coached a variety of levels (ages 12-18) in club and...

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Chuck Rey: Volleyball Needs a Tangible Asset Like CROSSNET to Keep Growing

My name is Chuck Rey. I am the Head Volleyball Coach at Winthrop University. I have been coaching volleyball for over 15 years, 11 years at the Division I level, and been involved in the...

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Jennifer Jacobs: Coaching is a Lifestyle - It's Not an 8 to 5 Job

  I have been coaching club volleyball since 2001 when I was also still in college, so 19 years total.  I’ve been coaching college for 8 years. Currently college, NCAA DII.  But I have coached...

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