USAVed

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

Blocking System Basics

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Learning Data Volley

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