LEARN to PLAY | VOLLEYBALL DRILLS | TRAINING PRINTOUTS
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SCORE KEEPING APP
A volleyball scoring app is going to be implemented at this week's tournament in addition to the regular flipboards / LED scoreboards. It is a FREE mobile app called Vballscore.
- Allows your team to track the score of the match before yours so you'll have adequate time to warm up before your next match.
- Every match you watch stays in your "Watched history" so you can go back later to see any previously scored matches.
- Monitor other schools and pools at different playing sites/locations (as long as someone there is scoring the match).
- View the current game's score at your fingertips when the scoreboard is not visible from the seating area.
- The app allows parents with multiple kids, or parents who cannot attend the games, to track the scores of the games.
Learn more about how it's used by watching the quick video on http://www.vballscore.com/
If you have any questions or problems just let us know.
Where to Play Volleyball
Court time is key to becoming a great player, so seek out your local open recreation facilities, play on the beach, enter local doubles tournaments, string a make-shift net across your back yard and play!
Volleyball doesn't have to be expensive. The USYVL is an inexpensive, outdoor league and a great place to learn. Check their site for a location near you.
There are many volleyball camps to choose from. However, I strongly recommend choosing a camp run by top athletes and coaches like the Marv Dunphy Volleyball Camp, run by Pepperdine University head coach and Olympic Coach, Marv Dunphy. Coach Dunphy's highly acclaimed volleyball camps are now in their 32nd successful year. Coach Dunphy personally runs all aspects of camp and is present every minute of every day.
49er Volleyball Camp is run by Long Beach State Head Coach, Brian Gimmillaro. Brian personally brings his Hall of Fame coaching expertise and technique to the players in each camp.
Nationals is for Everyone
Did you know that the SCVA has an adult indoor volleyball season followed by USA Volleyball's Nationals? Many of today's young club players and coaches have no idea that USA Volleyball offers a lifetime of tough competition at all levels and all age groups. After high school and college ends, contact the SCVA and enter a team.
Play Beach Volleyball
We strongly encourage beach doubles as a compliment to your indoor game. There is nothing like playing doubles for ball control, conditioning and court sense. Check back for the development of a beach volleyball section on this site. Knowledge of the Game | Beach Drills
Are You InFORMed?
If you feel you have achieved good volleyball form, send us a link to your youtube video. Each month, we will select a video featuring one of our followers. If we add you to our form library, we'll send you a free "inFORMed" t-shirt.
One thing I can't emphasize enough is the need for proper etiquette in volleyball. Too many times, I've seen parents and players needlessly taunting other teams while they play or while they call lines. I've seen players kick the ball in anger instead of tossing it back with restraint. I've heard of kids spitting on their hands before shaking hands at game's end. And, I, as a coach, have had a player take her hand away just as I was going to shake it and tell her, "nice game." A well rounded player, with a proper attitude and respect for coaches and other players is a must. Making faces, rolling eyes and poking fun at other people's expense will only hurt one person ...YOU. Earn your wins by training hard, not by rattling the other team to the point that they are unable to compete. A real athlete has integrity and pride both in themselves and in their team. Win or lose, ALWAYS shake hands and congratulate the winning team, regardless of whether they presented themselves well on the court. Earn respect with hard work and a good attitude and you will gain a strong reputation as a player. ~Bonnie Bright
A Note from VolleyballForm.com: Many of the videos are homemade by site owner Bonnie Bright who leads a busy life illustrating children's books, coaching volleyball, growing her own food, raising a daughter and is still playing the game at age 45.