USA Volleyball

USAVlearn

We at USA Volleyball strive to lead, serve and grow all areas of the sport of volleyball. That's our mission, that's our purpose, that's who we are.

This is why we are creating USAVlearn, a free online educational video series. The series will feature educational videos on topics ranging from coaching to defensive schemes to officiating. Top volleyball coaches and High Performance leaders will share knowledge with USAV members and the rest of the volleyball community.

USAVed's prime objectives are:

  • Give coaches and athletes tips, tools and ideas to better themselves on and off the court
  • To give individuals a positive learning experience
  • Provide all participants with an online community to learn from some of the top minds in volleyball

With USAVlearn, we're excited to help you pave your path to education!

Featured This Week

Live Q&A with Peter Vint

Peter Vint, USA Volleyball's Chief of Sport chats with U.S. Men's Sitting National Team assistant coach Joe Skinner about optimal practice design, athlete learning processes and several other coaching topics.

Building Technical Skills

Attack Fundamentals

Rob Browning, head coach at Saint Mary’s College of California, discusses the fundamental mechanics of spiking that are the foundation of powerful and effective attacking.

Individual Passing Concepts

Tama Miyashiro, assistant coach for the U.S. Women's National Team, discusses the team's passing philosophy and concepts through an individual teaching approach while also providing coaches with insights and best practices for teaching passing.

Landing Mechanics in Volleyball

Kara Kessans, athletic trainer for the U.S. Women's National Team, discusses good and poor landing mechanics in volleyball using graphical and video examples from the U.S. Women's National Team.

Blocking System Basics

Luka Slabe, U.S. Women's National Team assistant coach, covers the team's default blocking system and individual responsibilities.

Split Step for Block and Defense

Dan Fisher, head coach of the U.S. Women's Junior National Team, discusses the benefits of using a split step in block and backrow defense.

Better the Ball

Keegan Cook, head coach of the 2020 USAV Girls Youth National Team, presents a collection of decisions, movements and system plays by our U.S. Women’s National Team which gives their team the best chance to win the rally.

Building Mental Skills

Reading (Part One)

Karch Kiraly, volleyball legend and current U.S. Women's National Team head coach, gives his best tools and tips for reading an attacker.

Simple Done Better

John Crawley, high performance director for team sports at the USOPC, introduces a simple, structured approach to training in order to create an athlete-centered learning environment.

Building Tactical Skills

Offensive Coordinator's Toolkit

Erin Virtue, assistant coach for the U.S. Women's National Team, covers the basic tools every offensive coordinator needs to run an effective offense. Learn how to stress blocking schemes by asking meaningful questions and preparing your quarterbacks.

U.S. WNT Defensive Systems

Luka Slabe, assistant coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team, discusses the defensive systems of the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Athlete and Career Development

How to Make Your Age National Team

Nick MacRae, head coach for the U.S. Boys Youth National Team and men's associate head coach at Long Beach State, gives insight on the age group national team selection process.

Long-term Athlete Development

Jimmy Stitz, strength and conditioning coach for the U.S. Women's National Team, outlines the weight room aspect of long-term athletic development for volleyball and covers the progressions associated with all levels of player development.

Physical and Emotional Health

Performance Nutrition Habits

Shawn Hueglin, senior sport dietitian with the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, shares habit-building strategies for elite volleyball performance nutrition.

Body Image, Mindful Eating in Sport

Jacque Scaramella and Brooke Lamphere discuss body image and mindful eating in elite sport and emphasize how athletes and coaches can work collaboratively toward improving awareness and building positive relationships with their bodies and food to support performance.

Statistics

Volley Stats 101

Jeff Liu, performance analyst for the U.S. Women's National Team, takes a closer look at the basics in volleyball statistics in four categories: passing, serving, attacking and sideout.

Learning Data Volley

Jeff Liu, performance analyst for the U.S. Women's National Team, shares tips for quickly learning Data Volley 4.