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1. Volleyball: Steps to Success
2. Aggressive Volleyball
3. Volleyball Skills & Drills
4. Coaching Youth Volleyball - 4th
5. Coaching Volleyball For Dummies
6. The Volleyball Coaching Bible
7. Volleyball Fundamentals (Sports
8. Complete Conditioning for Volleyball
9. Mental Toughness Training for
10. Misty: Digging Deep in Volleyball
11. Coaching Volleyball Successfully
12. The Ultimate Guide To Weight Training
13. Coaching Volleyball
14. 101 Volleyball Drills
15. Volleyball Drills for Champions:
16. Youth Volleyball: The Guide for
17. My Mom Thinks She's My Volleyball
18. The Volleyball Handbook
19. Peak Conditioning Training for
20. The Annual Official Volleyball

1. Volleyball: Steps to Success
by Bonnie Kenny, Cindy Gregory
Paperback: 192 Pages (2006-08-11)
list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$8.49
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Asin: 0736063374
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Cover the court with confidence by mastering the essentials of the game. Volleyball: Steps to Success offers a comprehensive, progressive approach with a proven system for learning, expert instruction, crisp illustrations, and 60 drills to improve play on both sides of the net.

Volleyball: Steps to Success establishes a solid foundation by detailing proper footwork and posture before moving on to the individual skills of serving, passing, setting, attacking, blocking, and digging. Recent changes in the game, such as the addition of the libero position and rally scoring, are highlighted in the team-oriented steps covering offense, defense, transitioning, and out-of-system play. The carefully selected drills and step-by-step instruction speed the development process, and the scoring system for each drill and step helps gauge progress along the way.

Aces, kills, blocks, digs, and assists are at your fingertips. With Volleyball: Steps to Success, part of the popular Steps to Success Sports Series (more than 1.5 million copies sold), you can become a complete player in any formation. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Teaching Young Players
Excellent ideas for teaching young players the basic skills they need to evolve into club players.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Ever!
Excellent coaching tool.My husband coaches a 13-14 year old girls vb team and this is without a doubt the best book we have found to learn all about volleyball.I check books out from the library to preview them and this is the only one that we felt was worth purchasing.

5-0 out of 5 stars mom
Great book for moms, teens, or anyone who wants some information and helpful hints on how to be a better volleyball player. gives step by step drills broken down into categories such as.... serving, movement, spiking, etc.even a novice like me can understand the book and use the information to help a player become a better player.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Book Out There
This book helped our team to a winning season last year and it provides everything needed for victory other than talent.The book covers all the tipes and positions needed for a successful offense.It provides the basic form needed for all hits and gives strategy tips for all stages of the game.It teaches blocking and digging and the finer points of defense.Additionally, it gives all of the rotations for an advanced team.The best thing about the book though is that it provides drills to teach your players all the steps needed.This is the only book you will ever need as a player or a coach.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very useful and full of god information but it's better for a club then a single person.
Everything thing is explained nicely and will improve your game there is one troubling part though. In the warm ups it says to do the exercises that will benifit you in your area of trouble. While some of them are obvious on how they help the others aren't. I'm sure after doing them for a time you will figure it out but it would be nice to have it clearly stated in the book.
Also this book is good for individuals, coachs and teams, but as a single person it takes more work. You're going to want at least on partner most of the time. Some drills require more people so you won't get the full benefit.However it is possible to modify most of the drills to two people. The hardest thing for a single person is probably staying motivated.
On a side note, you'll need more then a volleyball and a net. Some of the other things they use are a medicine ball, jump rope, ladder, something to mark a target like a cone, and tape or chalk. Plus it also helps to have a gym you can use with a net. ... Read more

2. Aggressive Volleyball
by Pete Waite
Paperback: 216 Pages (2009-05-20)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$10.99
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Asin: 0736074414
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Challenge every point, dictate the pace of the game, and walk off the court a winner. This is Aggressive Volleyball, your guide to fast-paced, high-intensity championship play.

In Aggressive Volleyball, renowned coach Pete Waite will help you identify the most effective tactics based on the strengths of your team and the talent of the players on the floor. You will learn to recognize your opponents' tendencies and make in-game adjustments to shut down the opponents and take over the game.

From offense and defensive to out-of-system and transition play, you will learn to develop the skills, tactics, and competitive mind-set necessary for aggressive play. And with the game's best situational drills, you'll improve each player's individual skills, team execution, and on-the-court decision making.

Step onto the court with confidence knowing your team is in control. Play smart and play aggressive with Aggressive Volleyball. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Drills too
In addition to the comments by other reviewers, I'd like to note that at the end of each section there are a few drills that tie in to the chapter's theme.Overall I found the quality of the drills to be pretty good and fairly original.

5-0 out of 5 stars great motivator
This was a great book to help get our team back on track and getting away from being afraid to lose and getting back to being aggressive and trusting to win.thanks

5-0 out of 5 stars Great read
In this book, Pete has given coaches and players of all levels a great perspective on the complete game of volleyball.The aggressive/competitive spin he has emphasized hasn't been addressed in other books on the market and makes for a great read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
This is a great book for both beginner and advanced coaches - lots of ideas about how to manage your team, how to motivate them, and how to encourage your players to communicate and motivate themselves. ... Read more

3. Volleyball Skills & Drills
by American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)
Paperback: 208 Pages (2005-09-14)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$12.60
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Asin: 0736058621
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Master volleyball’s key techniques and elevate performance in all facets of the sport. Volleyball Skills & Drills teaches the fundamentals and contains the proper progressions to help players master and apply those skills on the court when it counts. Featuring 90 of the sport’s best drills, this guide will maximize both the rate and quality of learning to help players and coaches get the most out of each practice session.

Developed by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, this book includes an introduction by Taras Liskevych and chapters from 10 of the game’s top coaches on the topics they know best:

  • Paul Arrington: Practicing
  • Sean Byron: Setting
  • Don Hardin: Blocking
  • Jim McLaughlin: Attacking
  • Marilyn Nolen: Receiving Serves
  • Penn State assistants with Russ Rose: Playing Defense
  • Tom Peterson: Serving
  • Joan Powell: Digging
  • Joe Sagula: Playing Offense
  • Stephanie Schleuder: Transitioning
Volleyball Skills & Drills is both the perfect in-season coaching manual and a superb off-season player development manual. It’s like attending the best volleyball clinic available on each important aspect of individual and team performance! ... Read more

Customer Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars volleyball book
this is a usefull book for beginners specially if you need to know soem aorkouts for improvement in volleyball.

2-0 out of 5 stars Never played volleyball before?
Now I realize that I have had more experience in volleyball then most people but this book was insulting to my intelligence. If you are a knowledgeable player turned coach then don't waste your money. Many of the notions are outdated and many of drills a five year old could invent. This book was written by great volleyball minds, but for some reason it falls short in all areas. If you are a new to this sport as a coach or player then this book is great for you. I gave it two stars because there was one clever drill in it that I will use. ... Read more

4. Coaching Youth Volleyball - 4th Edition (Coaching Youth Sports Series)
Paperback: 208 Pages (2007-06-08)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$10.48
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Asin: 0736068201
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Fun, safety, and effective instruction are the focus of the fourth edition of Coaching Youth Volleyball, helping you create an environment that promotes learning, cultivates a love of the game, and motivates your athletes to come out year after year.

Numerous coaching books present the skills and drills of volleyball. But here's a book that teaches you how to convey those skills to your athletes in an engaging and positive manner. Coaching Youth Volleyball's focus on teaching volleyball skills through gamelike drills sets it apart from the current lineup of volleyball coaching books. And it's the only one recommended by and written with the expertise of USA Volleyball's Coaching Education Department.

Ideal for coaches of players aged 14 and under, the fourth edition includes 18 drills and 32 coaching tips that are sure to jump-start your practices. This new edition also adds

  • two new chapters on coaching individual volleyball skills and coaching the transitions and alignments of the game;
  • important age-group modifications regarding ball size, net height, player positions, and court dimensions for three age groups (6- to 9-year-olds, 10- to 11-year-olds, and 12- to 14-year-olds) and for team play in 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, or 6v6 competition;
  • court diagrams to help you quickly and accurately construct your own age-appropriate court, and
  • a clear explanation of rules and procedures, including the capabilities and limits of the new libero position.

Coaching Youth Volleyball's combination of volleyball fundamentals and essential coaching skills--such as communicating with parents and officials, motivating players, and preparing for games and practices--makes this book a must-read as you prepare to meet the challenges and enjoy the rewards of coaching young athletes. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars don't wasteyour money
This book is a waste of money.I am an assistant coach for a 5th grade girl's volleyball team.I was hoping to learn something new, get some creative ideas on coaching or building teamwork, or at least come away with one good drill.The book offers none of the above.it's very basic and there is nothing original in the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for teaching this age group
I've been around volleyball for many years as a player, coach and ref, so I wasn't looking for a primer on coaching. Although I've had many opportunities to teach fundamentals in a clinic settingI'm getting my first opportunity to coach JO youth for a season. This book was very helpful in getting me to understand that 14 year old girls are going to need a somewhat different approach than adult and high school players and gave me great ideas to help me be successful with them.The assistant coaches were also given the book sothat we all were, quite literally, on the same page during practices. Everyone thinks it is quite valuable and are committed to trying the book's approach.

4-0 out of 5 stars Coaching Youth Volleyball
Book in excellent condition, took a few weeks to receive.Book is great for those interested in "remembering" how to play volleyball and how to help coach their own children or a team.Good foundation basic information.Helped my daughter with her serves. Would buy again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good read for starting a youth program
I'm a varsity coach, so stepping back and teaching youth wanted to get a refresher course as we set up our youth program.This book is a big help, though for the experienced coach I would assume they know most of it but could use it as a refresher as well.Beginner coaches it would be great, especially for middle school level and below levels. ... Read more

5. Coaching Volleyball For Dummies
by The National Alliance For Youth Sports
Paperback: 384 Pages (2009-06-09)
list price: US$19.99 -- used & new: US$11.26
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Asin: 0470464690
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Your hands-on guide to coaching youth volleyball

Have you been asked to coach a youth volleyball team? This friendly, practical guide helps you grasp the basics and take charge on the court. You get expert advice on teaching key skills to different age groups, running safe and effective practices, helping struggling players, encouraging good sportsmanship, and leading your team with confidence during a match.

  • Lay the groundwork for a great season — develop your coaching philosophy, run an effective preseason meeting, and get up to speed on the rules and terminology of the sport
  • Build your team — size up the players, find roles for everyone to succeed in, and coach all different types of kids

  • Teach the basics of volleyball — from serving and passing to setting, attacking, and blocking, instruct your players successfully in all the key elements

  • Raise the level of play — teach more advanced offensive and defensive skills and keep your kids' interest in volleyball going strong

  • Make the moms and dads happy — work with parents to ensure a successful and fun season

  • Score extra points — keep your players healthy and injury free, resolve conflicts, and coach a volleyball club team

Open the book and find:

  • Clear explanations of the game's fundamentals
  • An assortment of the sport's best drills

  • The equipment your team needs

  • Player positions and their responsibilities

  • Tips for running fun-filled practices

  • Refinements for your coaching strategies

  • How to meet players' special needs

  • Ten ways to make the season memorable

... Read more

6. The Volleyball Coaching Bible (The Coaching Bible Series)
by Donald Shondell, Cecile Reynaud
Paperback: 384 Pages (2002-07-15)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$16.27
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Asin: 0736039678
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Never before has such an impressive group of successful volleyball coaches shared their insights, instruction, and strategies in a single book. The Volleyball Coaching Bible is your guide to championship-winning performances year after year.

The 24 contributors make up a "who’s who" list of volleyball experts, spanning five decades and covering every aspect of the game.

Doug Beal

Mary Wise

Russ Rose

John Cook

Paula Weishoff

Pete Waite

Jim Coleman

Bill Neville

Mary Jo Peppler

Mike Hebert

Al Scates

Terry Pettit

Steve Shondell

John Dunning

Tom Pingel

Rudy Suwara

Taras Liskevych

Teri Clemens

Peter Hanson

Jona Braden

Dave Shondell

Fred Sturm

Mark Pavlik

Jim Stone

Each time you open this book you’ll learn something new and useful for your next practice, game, or season, be it conditioning, teaching, motivating, or scouting. The Volleyball Coaching Bible provides the game plan for a winning program. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
The Volleyball Coaching Bible is a great book.

It discusses, in clear language, all the areas a new coach should address.

From choosing a team, to conditioning, to strategy and scouting opponentants, this book covers them all.

This book is a must for every volleyball coaches library.

4-0 out of 5 stars Volleyball Strategies
Having not played volleyball since junior high, I was looking for a good book that would give me an understanding of all angles of the game.This book is a collection of essays on each facet by different well respected coaches. Each coach was chosen according to their strong suit to lay out their individual strategies and techniques on a particular piece of the game. I found the book to be full of tidbits that make watching and playing the game much more enjoyable.The Volleyball Coaching Bible

5-0 out of 5 stars volleyball coaching bible
A book of this caliber with its wealth of information and knowledge is not easily surpassed. Those coaches at the junior high level that are seeking to improve their records for the sake of promotion to the high school level would do well to have a copy of this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just as the title suggest
It's the v-ball coaching bible, that's for sure.In building/maintaining a program it's a big help.There's some good suggestions in there for new and old coaches, I don't know any coaches in our system without this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars It is helpful
There are some chapters of this book that are great--they break down the skill into concise teachable parts and give drills that work on specific aspects of the drill.Then there are some chapters that don't help at all--give a vague breakdown of the skill but have no visual items or drills.Each chapter is done by a college/pro coach. This book does break down a lot of the off-court stuff--like pre-season paperwork to how to start a booster club.It also talks strategy (almost more than skills). ... Read more

7. Volleyball Fundamentals (Sports Fundamentals Series)
by Joel Dearing
Paperback: 152 Pages (2003-06-17)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$10.41
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Asin: 0736045082
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Be a competitor on the court in no time at all! In Volleyball Fundamentals you learn by doing. Sequential instructions accompanying photographs will guide you to perform the essential skills and tactics of the game:

* Serving
* Receiving
* Setting
* Attacking
* Blocking
* Digging

In addition to mastering the basics, you’ll be challenged to expand your repertoire of skills and to use those newly acquired techniques and tactics for competitive advantage. More than XX gamelike activities and drills will speed your learning and improve your performance.

Volleyball Fundamentals gives you a better way to learn the basics in less time. With this book, you’ll be making a winning spike instead of just studying about it. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Informative book
A good book to learn the basics of volleyball. Useful pictures on formation, strategy, and drills.

2-0 out of 5 stars For beginner coaches
This is a good "starting" coaches book for the grade school level.There are NO advanced strategies here.But if you are a new coach, it is a good book to learn the basics.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good book
Simple and understandable book. Dont expect much but the name of the book is a hit. You can understand fundamentals and get theoretic base for this game. It is what you really need if you have not read anything about volleyball and need something to start with. Book is good if you have never played volleyball or if you have never had coach or never have read anything about volleyball. So, I was fed up with playing volleyball in DIY way and decide to get some theoretic base. This book was exactly what I needed.

5-0 out of 5 stars book about volleyball
this is a usefull book for beginners specially if you need to know soem aorkouts for improvement in volleyball.

4-0 out of 5 stars Volleyball Fundamentals (Sports Fundamentals Series)
Excellent for a beginning coach to review skills.Good drills. ... Read more

8. Complete Conditioning for Volleyball (Complete Conditioning for Sports Series)
by Al Scates, Michael Linn
Paperback: 216 Pages (2002-11-20)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$15.59
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Asin: 0736001360
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Get in top volleyball shape by using the same training approach used by the powerhouse UCLA teams! Complete Conditioning for Volleyball—written by the Bruins’ legendary coach, Al Scates, and St. Louis University’s strength and conditioning coach, Mike Linn—will have you serving with more power and consistency, skying higher on every jump, and covering the court with increased quickness and agility.

Both a workout manual for players and a training guide for coaches, Complete Conditioning for Volleyball does more than tell you what you should do; it explains and shows you how to do it. Drills and exercises are presented in diagrams and photos and described in detail.In-season and off-season programs include a wide range of on-and off-court activities that prepare players to perform to their potential.

For the past four decades, Coach Scates has set the standard for success in collegiate volleyball, netting 18 NCAA Division I championships. In Complete Conditioning for Volleyball, he gives you the perfect set—now it’s up to you to score with it! ... Read more

Customer Reviews (8)

5-0 out of 5 stars Thank you for the order
Book received as promised.Would order from you again.Thank you very much!

5-0 out of 5 stars If your team will use it, buy it.
Great book that offers a year round conditioning program.For the competitive team or player that wants to take a step above the competition this book is for you.Highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars olleyball book
this is a usefull book for beginners specially if you need to know soem aorkouts for improvement in volleyball.

2-0 out of 5 stars good but can be better
The idea of the book is good but the value of the book will further more increase if there were photo's and drawings illustrating how to execute the exercise. Only the explanation is not sufficient it might be difficult to understand

4-0 out of 5 stars Very informative
The illustrations help a lot. This book is great for club and lower college coaches who can't/ don't have a paid trainer for their program. It is very informative and will help condition to build up your program. ... Read more

9. Mental Toughness Training for Volleyball: Maximizing Technical and Mental Mechanics
by MikeVoight
Paperback: 182 Pages (2005-11)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$16.84
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Asin: 1585189421
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Goes beyond conditioning and the X’s and O’s to reveal an overlooked but equally critical element to playing sound volleyball—the mental game. Offers coaches at any level of play the tools they need to overcome performance barriers and enhance their mental and emotional toughness. Introduces numerous concepts, including mental mechanics, performance barriers, expanding player capacities, mechanical breakdowns, automaticity of performance and mental-skills training strategies. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Must have for serious coaches
This book is a must have for serious volleyball coaches.From start to finish, this book has practiceal advice and suggestions on how to maximize the toughness of your players.

Get this for yourself and then get some to share with your staff!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellente
physical, Skills and mental, this book covers preciselly the essential topic of a volleball team and a coach face every day. All of it topics may apply to others sports. I have a lot, lot books and tape of volleyball. And this books stand out on it own.
I am a volleyball coach (CAP I), so, I highly recommend this book. It should be on the bed of every volleball coach (I purchased 2 copies for my friends). BUY IT "."

5-0 out of 5 stars Mental Toughness Training for Volleyball
This was an interesting, easy to understand book.Volleyball is highly dependent on momentum and you can't afford to have even a brief mental breakdown.This book talks about getting back on track and why when players get nervous they mess up because they inadvertantly change their mechanics.This book was helpful for any type of athlete or coach. ... Read more

10. Misty: Digging Deep in Volleyball and Life
by Misty May-Treanor
Hardcover: 304 Pages (2010-06-15)
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Asin: 1439148546
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The passionate, poignant, and triumphant story of two-time Olympic gold medal–winning beach volleyball icon Misty May-Treanor.

More than any Olympics in history, the 2008 Beijing Summer Games captured the world’s imagination, and Misty May-Treanor became one of the biggest U.S. stars on the global stage. Now she shares the story of her life and remarkable athletic career.Destined for beach volleyball superstardom, having been raised on famed Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, California, Misty talks about the personal and professional challenges she has faced and the life lessons she has learned in the process. From growing up with two driven, competitive, accomplished athlete parents and living in a volatile household rocked for years by their alcoholism to the heartbreaking death of her mother from cancer, Misty reveals intimate details never before publicly discussed. She tells behind-the-scenes stories about her eight-year climb to the top of beach volleyball with partners Holly McPeak and Kerri Walsh; her career-threatening injuries; her role on ABC’s hit television show Dancing with the Stars; and of course, her historic two Olympic gold medals and the special rewards they’ve brought.

Offering an unprecedented glimpse into the life of a cherished celebrity sports icon and an ambassador for women’s athletics, Misty will touch, inspire, and empower readers everywhere. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Public lending libraries will find it a popular choice
Misty: Digging Deep in Volleyball and Life comes from a two-time Olympic gold medal winner and offers a vivid autobiography documenting her childhood and behind-the-scenes moments of her Olympic victories. From personal challenges she's never publicly acknowledged before to personal challenges, this is a 'must' for sports libraries and collections where Misty's name is already well known. Public lending libraries will find it a popular choice.

5-0 out of 5 stars My Eyes Got Misty (Pardon the Pun)
Misty May-Treanor is one of the most successful professional volleyball players in the history of the sport. She's won over 100 tournaments, two Olympic gold medals, numerous accolades, etc. etc.

I have been a fan of May-Treanor since the 1990s. I immediately pre-ordered my copy of her autobiography via Amazon.com. I wanted to compare her biography to other notable volleyball legends, Sinjin Smith and Karch Kiraly.

Overall, I would say her autobiography supplanted Smith and Kiraly's efforts as my top favorites to the top spot. Without giving away too many details, her book offers insight into her upbringing, personal life with her husband (pro baseball player, Matt Treanor), moments of greatness and sadness (you might want to have tissues near you) as well as offering life lessons.

This is a wonderful and inspirational book for any sports fan (especially young women).

3-0 out of 5 stars Not what I was expecting
I love Misty May Treanor and I am still working my way through the book.I thought I would fly through it based on enjoying her story.Instead, I find I am flying through it because there is a lot of repetition.So far, a lot of statistics of Misty's personal volleyball highlights (number of digs, kills, spikes, sets, etc).It is somewhat interesting but it reads like a lot of the "jock" books do.Not a lot of depth. It seems like every page she repeats what a gracious, caring and giving person she is.I already knew that and don't need to read it on every page.Hoping for a surprise in the book and will update my review if anything changes.

5-0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down!
I find that one of the best ways to judge books is by the "bother your spouse" factor.Typically my wife is reading some book on a topic that I don't care for, and she'll interrupt me "Can I read you a passage?" or quote me some one-liner from her book that she found interesting.Over the course of a novel, she'll typically "bother" me, let's say, five times.My response is typically to chuckle, more often than not, just to humor her.I rarely "bother" her when I'm reading.

I found Misty's new book "Digging Deep..." so entertaining that for the first time I found myself "bothering my spouse"frequently.It seemed like I "bothered" her over 10 times, to share a line or a story from the book.Some of it was sharing insights into the depths of the volleyball world, and some of it was just hilarious stories that Misty has experienced.

Misty's book reminds me of the promo line from an old movie entitled "Stuart Saves His Family".The line goes:"You'll laugh because it's not your family, and you'll cry because it is."I did find myself laughing out loud, as well as having tears well up in my eyes while reading Misty's book.

I highly recommend Misty's book for its unprecedented "bother your spouse" factor.It's "bother your spouse" factor is so high that my wife can't wait to read it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Misty - The Untold Story
Misty's new book is a must-have.Who would have ever thought that behind her apparent happy-go-lucky personna belies a troubled upbringing?Her rise to pop star status, despite her difficult chidhood upbringing, is a phenonemenal story. For more insider details about her life, and that of other players on the professional beach volleyball tour, check out the groundbreaking book, "Order On The Court", that exposes this fascinating sport's struggles, while highlighting its triumphs. ... Read more

11. Coaching Volleyball Successfully (Coaching Successfully Series)
by Sally Kus
Paperback: 224 Pages (2004-04-19)
list price: US$22.95 -- used & new: US$14.17
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Asin: 0736040374
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In Coaching Volleyball Successfully, Sally Kus presents the formula she used to build and sustain the most successful high school volleyball program ever. From establishing a philosophy and planning productive practices to game-time decision making and player evaluation, this book will help you coach your team to championship-level performances season after season.

Kus compiled an amazing 794-29 record at the high school level, prompting Volleyball Magazine to call her program "the best ever in the history of the sport." Coaching Volleyball Successfully is the first publication of Kus’ winning blueprint. Now you can put her expertise to use on your side of the net! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very informative!
This book was very informative!I ordered several Volleyball coaching books and found this one to be the best!

5-0 out of 5 stars Love this book!
Sometimes as player it is hard to break down a skill in verbal cues in order to teach beginning players as a coach.This book is great at doing just that!I even took this book to practice and read to my girls out of it.This book introduces a skill, gives lots of pictures of a player going the skill, breaks the skill down into step-by-step actions, gives some verbal cues that you can teach with and then later remind your players with and gives some drills.Also with each skill, the book has a section on teaching beginning players and then a section on breaking bad habits.This is my favorite coaching resource.

5-0 out of 5 stars Coaching VB Successfully by Sally Kus
I have probably read most every book on vb published recently, and this book ranks up there at the top alongside Mike Hebert's "Insights & Strategies for Winning Volleyball".Sally covers all aspects of the sport from grassroot to club to college and from starting a program to successfully managing and sustaining a vb program.This book is unexcelled.It gives a step-by-step for setting up a program or a practice.It gives details on all of the vb skills along with appropriate drills and what to look for.Unlike most books on the subject, it is very relevant to today's vb, as it addresses rally scoring, overhand passing, serving from various points along the baseline, backrow hitting, etc.I would recommend it for anyone involved in coaching vb or wanting to improve their game.
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12. The Ultimate Guide To Weight Training For Volleyball (Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Volleyball) (Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Volleyball) ... Guide to Weight Training for Volleyball)
by Robert G. Price
Paperback: 168 Pages (2005-05-01)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$9.95
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Asin: 1932549366
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Volleyball is the most comprehensive and up-to-date volleyball-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of over 80 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide. This book features year-round volleyball-specific weight-training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results.

No other volleyball book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book will have you serving with a higher velocity and overall effectiveness. Volleyball players of all skill levels will be able to leap higher, shift quicker, and flat-out play better due to an increase in overall strength and agility. Your spikes, kills, and blocks will all become shaper and more effective and your stamina and endurance will allow you to keep the intensity up until the final point in every match.

Both beginners and advanced athletes and weight trainers can follow this book and utilize its programs. From recreational to professional, thousands of athletes all over the world are already benefiting from this book and its techniques, and now you can too!

As an added bonus, this book also contains links to free record keeping charts which normally sell separately for $20. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Almost, but not quite enough
I was under the impression this book was strickly a "volleyball weight training" guide, which it is not.I did however enjoy the weight training sections that were quite generic in nature but informative none the less. If you are looking for a generic overview of weight training for sports, this is your book.If you want an intense guide into volleyball specific weight training, look into another series.

5-0 out of 5 stars Full of Volleyball Drills
This weight training guide is full of great drills for volleyball players.Increase your jumping and endurance, and keep training with these programs in the off-season.

4-0 out of 5 stars good book
a really good book about weight training, with specific drills for volleyboll. I have already increased my jumping and endurance.

4-0 out of 5 stars A-
This book is straightforward, unlike Complete Conditioning for Volleyball. I know exactly when and how to work out.

The off and pre-season programs are very solid.

The only thing I wish it had in it is more agility and plyometrics programs. ... Read more

13. Coaching Volleyball
by The American Volleyball Coaches Association
Paperback: 344 Pages (1998-05-11)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$10.96
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Asin: 1570281246
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The most complete and indispensable collection of volleyball writings available. Coaching Volleyball, a unique reference tool for coaches of one of the world's fastest growing sports, touches on every aspect of the game. Never before has so much information by so many renowned volleyball authorities been collected in one volume. Includes articles from Terry Liskevych, PhD, former head coach, U.S. women's national team; Marilyn Nolen, head coach, Saint Louis University and former U.S. women's national team member; Doug Beal, PhD, head coach, 1984 U.S. men's Olympic gold medal team and current head coach of the U.S. men's national team; and Geri Polvino, PhD, head coach, Eastern Kentucky, University and certified FIVB instructor. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars AVCA Coaching volleyball
I have been coaching volleyball for over 20 years and still consider this one of, if not THE, best comprehensive text for volleyball coaches - beginner and experienced alike.

...and I purchased it for less than I could have with my AVCA membership.

5-0 out of 5 stars great book
solid book on many aspects of coaching. Highly recommend

5-0 out of 5 stars Detailed instruction
Asher's approach of employing experts in each chapter to discuss their respective forte yields a thorough and insightful text.I have upwards of 12 coaching books and this one I think to be the most valuable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for reference
This book is a revamped version of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Handbook.Like the title of the review suggests, it is a great reference.I find myself going to it a lot in order to refresh mymemory about some technical aspects of the game.

If you wanted just onebook to help you with your coaching or with your own game.This isprobably the book for you.If you have a deep burning desire to delve intoother aspects of coaching and the game of volleyball, this is a great waystation.One of the many books that you need to keep in your library, buta very dog eared book due to the many times you will need to look into thebook.

Like the previous reviewer said, an excellent book for beginningto intermediate players and coaches.

4-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive
The book's material is useful for the beginning and intermediate volleyball coach. I have been feeling my way in coaching my team in small tournaments for some years now, but reading this book makes me feel likeI've gone to a volleyball coaching clinic.

I especially like the way thebook emphasizes the development of each of the skills and positions in ateam.Also, therapy of the common injuries included at the end are a greatplus.

On the whole it has a very well-rounded treatment of coaching,including not only the physical, but also psychological, medical andnutritional elements that have to be considered by a good volleyball coach.The book is overflowing with actual coaching experience of a number ofpeople. I learned a lot from it. ... Read more

14. 101 Volleyball Drills
by Peggy E. Martin
Paperback: 128 Pages (1998-05-10)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$16.83
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Asin: 1585182230
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This remarkable book includes over 100 drills covering all aspects of volleyball play, including: warm-up, setting, serve and serve-receive, passing and digging, attacking, blocking, combination and transition, six-on-six, and more. Nearly 100 diagrams make understanding and implementing these drills quick and easy. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great for New Coaches
Great for a new volleyball coach.Does not offer to much for the modified levels, but is great for JV and Varsity.

3-0 out of 5 stars It not usefull
some of the drills design so so primitive may apply for 12'year division, another word, "it is not the game like".

The earlier version of "101 Volleyball Drills" that better.

5-0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I needed!
I am a new head coach of a High School Varsity program and I needed something I could quickly reference when I saw my team or a team in my program struggling with a part of the game. Not only is it wonderful for planning my own practices, but it has been easy to share with my JV and Freshman coaches when they needed help with certain skills. I would recommend this book to anyone struggling to keep practices engaging and fresh for their team.

4-0 out of 5 stars Many Drills
I use many of these drills for my Freshman and JV teams.A lot of them are too complicated for this level but would proabably be good for advanced club teams, varsity and college.This is a good resource for coaches at all levels.

4-0 out of 5 stars Drills, drills, and more drills
Coach Martin is a hoot.I had the pleasure of sitting in a session in a coaches seminar where she was one of the featured speakers.She is energetic, smart, entertaining and knows a whole lot about volleyball.She is the head women's coach at Central Missouri Stat U and has been there since forever.

The problem is that it is really difficult to translate all that she embodies into a book.Don't get me wrong, the drills are awesome and they are presented nicely, but that is what you would expect from a drill book.But, the sense of fun, the way she conveys the knowledge, that is kind of lost in the translation.The main thing I like about this is that the skill level progresses with each drill.So if you are dying for some new drills, here is a bunch, but make sure that they suit your needs.Another good point is that these drills are easily adaptable, so it is easy for coaches to change them to fit their own needs.

I just wish they could package Coach Martin's dynamic personality and enthousiasm into a book.Oh well.... ... Read more

15. Volleyball Drills for Champions: Mastering Key Skills with 7 Winning Coaches
by Russ Rose and Mike Schall, Lisa Love, John Dunning, Brad Saindon, Greg Gionavazzi, Jim Stone, Mary Wise and Nick Cheronis
Paperback: 192 Pages (1998-11-19)
list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$11.50
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Asin: 0880117788
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Practice like a champion!Make the most of each minute on the court by using drills that demand 100% effort and concentration. Volleyball Drills for Champions provides 73 practice activities to produce the maximum individual player and team development at any competitive level.

Seven of the world's top volleyball coaches combined their knowledge to produce this special practice tool. Each coach focuses on one of volleyball's key skills:

• Serving: Russ Rose, Pennsylvania State University

• Passing: Lisa Love, University of Southern California

• Setting: John Dunning, University of the Pacific

• Attacking: Brad Saindon, Australia National Team

• Blocking: Greg Giovanazzi, University of Michigan

• Digging: Jim Stone, Ohio State University

In addition, editor Mary Wise, head coach at the University of Florida, contributes valuable insights for designing drills and incorporating them into effective practice sessions.

Become a champion by practicing like one. Volleyball Drills for Champions will help you turn hard work on the practice court into title-winning seasons. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book of Drills
Not a season goes by I don't give this book a twice over to look for some drill I might of missed, great read for new and experienced coaches.

4-0 out of 5 stars Oh no, not another drill book! Well, kind of...
One problem with being a beginning coach is the constant and nagging suspicion that there is one absolute and definitive drill that will magically solve all of your problems for you.Well, no.It takes asystematic design of the practice and a good understanding to coach thesport.But what is a beginning coach to do?

This book is a good sourcefor drills, but Coach Wise presents the drills in a format that encouragespeople to think about the skill first and then go into the drills.This isa drill book but it is a little more than that.Each chapter breaks downthe essntials of the theme of the chapter and THEN goes into the drills. For those desperate for more drills, that does not prove to be enough of aside track to force them to think about what they are teaching, but forthose who do stop and reflect on the technique and skills required toperform the drills, it is a nice touch that proves to be very beneficial. Because of the scattered nature of the book, a name college coachwroteeach of the chapters, this is a compendium of knowledge which is quiteuneven in terms of writing.But is serves its purpose well.

I wouldrecommend Arie Selinger's book and Mike Hebert's book for more advancedcoaches and Bill Neville's book for beginning coaches who actually wants tocoach and not just throw the kids into a maze of drills.

3-0 out of 5 stars GOOD PLACE TO START.
This book has a lot of good basic drill for the technical game of volleyball. I must say, for the coach that does not have a lot of drill tucked away in his/her head, this book is a definiteasset. It has a lotof good solid drills that would help any coach. I would have like to haveseen some more technical drill, but on the other hand, if your team canhandle all of the drills provided, your doing alright..Well worth themoney.. Thanks ... Read more

16. Youth Volleyball: The Guide for Coaches & Parents (Betterway Coaching Kids Series)
by Sharkie Zartman, Pat Zartman
Paperback: 208 Pages (2006-06-19)
list price: US$14.99 -- used & new: US$2.14
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Asin: 1558707875
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Youth Volleyball offers you everything you need to understand both boys and girls volleyball, whether you are a coach, parent, athlete, or fan. Author Sharkie Zartman, former national team member and an inductee to the Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame, guides you through the ins and outs of the ultimate team sport, covering new serving rules, the rally scoring system, the libero position, the fundamentals, and more. The book also includes:

• basic and new terminology, rules, and positions
• drills that are practical and fun
• tips for communicating with kids and parents
• instruction on how to properly train and prevent injuries
• advice on how to teach sportsmanship and nurture self-esteem
• beach volleyball and its popularity and unique rules

With advice on everything from communicating with parents and referees in an appropriate manner to balancing discipline with fun, Youth Volleyball is a sure guide to making a difference in the lives of young athletes. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good basics, easy reading, layout good
this book was easily read & understood & the structure/layout was very useful with bullet points.Younger girls were able to read it & understand it quickly.It could use a bit more descriptions on age/skill appropriate drills & game plans.

5-0 out of 5 stars An invaluable primer
Become a volleyball expert with YOUTH VOLLEYBALL, which covers all the latest terminology, offers practical and fun drills, and instruction on sportsmanship and the sport. Coaches and parents new to coaching will find it an invaluable primer.

Diane C. Donovan
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4-0 out of 5 stars An older guide
I was in search of some resources to guide a brand new coach who isn't all that familiar with the technical details of the game.This book contains lengthy descriptions of the rules and explanations of the different roles each player has on the court.I found all of this helpful.My only complaint is since this is an older book it does not mention rally scoring which is predominatly in use today.The book centers on describing the old 15 point system, and the rules associated with that.I'm glad that it took the time to explain what each job on the court is and so I am happy with my purchase as a whole.

3-0 out of 5 stars great!
This book was very useful.. I consulted it as my Bible for my first season coaching volleyball. Includes many drills, graphics and more.

5-0 out of 5 stars send to me that book
i want that book to use it to train my team . ... Read more

17. My Mom Thinks She's My Volleyball Coach, But She's Not!
by Julia Cook
Paperback: 32 Pages (2007-06-01)
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Asin: 1934073091
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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For all of us that love watching volleyball (or other sports our children are involved in) but have a tendency to get a little too involved in the game. For those of us that cross the line between supportive fan and obnoxious spectator, this book will serve as a gentle and hilarious reminder that coaches coach, officials officiate, players play, and parents parent (cheer, hug, encourage, help, transport, feed). Written by an experienced volleyball mom and USA Volleyball, this book is designed to make the volleyball court a much more enjoyable place for us all to be. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Spot On.
On behalf of volleyball referees everywhere, thank you so much for writing this book.I firmly believe every parent should receive a copy of this upon signing up with USAV.I keep one in my ref bag in case of megaphone emergencies. :)

5-0 out of 5 stars Mom and Dad - be your kids biggest fan!
Mom and Dad, put away the megaphone. Everybody knows the dad or mom that seems to go too far in trying to coach their kid from the bleachers. Or maybe you're one of these? I know I have been. This book gives practical tips and a good reminder to remember your proper role. ... Read more

18. The Volleyball Handbook
by Robert Miller
Paperback: 248 Pages (2005-08-12)
list price: US$21.95 -- used & new: US$10.85
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Asin: 0736056106
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In volleyball, the little things often mean the difference between being good and being great. But bridging the gap between the two requires the patience, persistence, and insight that come with experience. The Volleyball Handbook provides access to that experience through the knowledge and teachings of one of volleyball’s foremost experts in both boys’ and girls’ play. In this practical guide, veteran coach Bob Miller goes beyond the fundamentals to give you a grasp on the finer points of the sport that are essential to winning championships.

Filled with practical, nuts-and-bolts information, each chapter is like a personal coaching clinic designed to help individuals and teams improve. Whether you’re learning to execute offensive and defensive techniques and tactics or organizing productive practices and game preparation, this insider’s guide will help ensure top-notch performances in matches and tournaments. And, because volleyball success hinges on a total team effort, you’ll benefit from a proven approach to creating a cohesive, winning attitude on the squad.

Prepare to perform like a champion every time you step on the court. The Volleyball Handbook will show you the same methods that Miller used to guide his teams to 950 wins and 7 state championship titles during his phenomenal coaching career. ... Read more

19. Peak Conditioning Training for Volleyball
by Thomas Emma
Paperback: 160 Pages (2003-09)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$16.84
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Asin: 158518862X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Former Chicago Bull and strength & conditioning specialist Tom Emma presents a detailed recipe for peak volleyball strength and power training. Emma approaches training in four distinct segments. In part one of the book, you’ll learn strategies to help you maintain peak performance levels (flexibility, recuperation, sleep, overtraining, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and nutrition and supplements). Part two covers conditioning, and includes comprehensive aerobic and anaerobic training programs. In part three, Emma explains strength training as it relates to volleyball, with detailed information on basics and principles, core-training protocol, and illustrated upper-body, lower-body, and combination exercise guides. Part four addresses every aspect of movement training, including plyometrics, speed training, cross-training, and much more. Features dozens of illustrations, photos, and diagrams. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A must-have for every volleyball player
"Peak conditioning training for volleyball" by Thomas Emma is a book that you just can't do without, especially when you begin your adventure with volleyball. It guides you through all phases of volleyball conditioning training. Warm-up excercises are great - I do them before every physical activity thinking "how could I do without them". Conditioning excercises are not new, most probably every gym coach would show you them, but the book gives the systematic approach and I can definitely recommend it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good book on conditioning.
This book was pretty good.Had some very nice exercises that I hadn't thought of using.

5-0 out of 5 stars Loved It!
I absolutely loved Peak Conditioning Training for Volleyball. Not only did it include everything a player or coach could want from a strength and conditioning standpoint but the majority of the exercises and drills can be performed alone or with a partner. This aspect is great for players like me who are looking to improve their fitness in the off-season. No full-team or volleyball facility required!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Volleyball Fitness Book!
Peak Conditioning Training for Volleyball is just what the doctor ordered when it comes to volleyball strength and conditioning training. The book is comprehensive, extremely well organized, and far and away the best title of its kind on the market today (and I've read them all). The author takes the time to explain things in clear detail, not getting carried away with his expertise, which is the case with a few of the other volleyball conditioning books I've read. This makes the book appropriate for all ability and experience levels from the beginning player to the most advance athlete. I highly recommed this product to all players, coaches, and fitness trainers involved in the great sport of volleyball. My advice: Buy it!

2-0 out of 5 stars waste of money, sorry
This book is a waste of money. Some of the exercises are the direct way to injury (e.g. full squat and leg press "lowering the resistance as far as possible" good-bye sweet meniscus!!). The exercises are ok, but how on earth can somebody introduce them without explaining the risks and safety instructions!?! Same with stretching in hyperlordosis....!
The author comes from basketball and didn't even take the time to redesign the sketches of the court drills. ...not very professional.
The general introductions into the different topics are mainly ok.
I recommend "Complete Conditioning for Volleyball" and "The Volleyball Coacing Bible"; that is helpful and professional sport literature.
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20. The Annual Official Volleyball Rules and Reference Guide of the United States Volleyball Association
by United States Volleyball Association
Paperback: 44 Pages (2010-07-24)
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Asin: 1154610810
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This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Original Published by: Berne, Ind. : Berne Witness Co. in 1953 in 112 pages; Subjects: Volleyball Rules Periodicals; Volleyball Periodicals; Volleyball; Juvenile Nonfiction / Sports ... Read more

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