developing skills

developing skills

Post by Peter Nels » Tue, 23 Mar 1993 22:52:26


  I'm relatively new to v-ball; I just finished playing for a
  season with the (Chelmsford) HP Volleyball League.  I've
  also played several times at the open play nights at the
  Concord (MA) Academy -- where I broke my finger last time
  I went a month ago!!

  Anyway, I love playing this game but I really need to develop
  *all* my basic skills: serving, passing, setting (the ball - not
  bones!), etc, et cetera!

  What's a good way to do this?   I'd like to get professional
  coaching somewhere.   Also, a video instruction tape would be
  good.

  BTW, I bought a copy of Volleyball Monthly last week to look
  for this kind of stuff but it was a big disappointment.  It
  was heavily spectator-oriented -- teams, standings, personalities,
  relatively little focus on playing.   Is there a more playing-
  oriented publication out there?   Also, because Volleyball Monthly
  had such a spectator focus, it seemed to be aimed at young people,
  since those are the ones who have NCAA/Olympic/TV hopes.  To read
  the magazine you'd think nobody over about 25 plays the game,
  but I'm 40 and many (most?) people I've played with this year
  are over 30.                    

  Anyway, thanks for any comments or advice.

---peter

 
 
 

developing skills

Post by <SPD.. » Wed, 24 Mar 1993 00:33:23

I have been playing volleyball exclusively for the past 6 years for my high sch
ool, and after graduation from there I have continued to play when I can in tou
rnaments and pick-up games around town. I have played indoors and outdoors. I h
ave played on grass and sand courts. So you can pretty much assume I have some
experience in the game.  My advice to you is to keep looking in the volleyball
monthly magazines and, if you can to also check a magazine called SPIKE NASHBAR
 I subscribe to both of them. If you still cannot fine anything in either magaz
ine then try your local sports store, then if all else fails try talking to oth
er players about it and see what they can do.

 
 
 

developing skills

Post by Ugly Bag of Mostly Wat » Thu, 25 Mar 1993 03:33:55

   SPD111> I have been playing volleyball exclusively for the past 6 years for
   SPD111> my high sch ool, and after graduation from there I have continued to
   SPD111> play when I can in tou rnaments and pick-up games around town. I
   SPD111> have played indoors and outdoors. I h ave played on grass and sand
   SPD111> courts. So you can pretty much assume I have some experience in the
   SPD111> game.  My advice to you is to keep looking in the volleyball monthly
   SPD111> magazines and, if you can to also check a magazine called SPIKE
   SPD111> NASHBAR I subscribe to both of them. If you still cannot fine
   SPD111> anything in either magaz ine then try your local sports store, then
   SPD111> if all else fails try talking to oth er players about it and see
   SPD111> what they can do.

Well first of all SPIKE NASHBAR is a mail order catalog company -- but they
have plenty of material to order in the way of videos and books.

I prefer Volleyball ('V' in a circle) to Volleyball Monthly since it seems like
they have a better instructional series than VM.

steve.

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