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Tournament Formats -

FULL DISCLOSURE:  This format is difficult.   There are long breaks and it does not flow particularly well.   This is however the best format that we can come up with for 11 teams and by keeping it organized and laid out ahead of time, we have created the best possible situation for an 11 team tournament.  Benefits of this format The matches for the three team pool are spaced throughout the pool phase rather than bunched into a shorter period of time.  Every pool contributes the top two finishing teams to the championship bracket.  Every team plays a minimum of six...

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Touranment Formats -

This format breaks 12 teams into four pools of three and utilizes two courts to provide match play throughout pool and bracket play in about 8 hours.  Format Highlights Every team gets minimum of three matches.   Eight teams get a minimum of four matches. Finalists play five matches.  Each pool contributes two out of three teams to Championship Bracket This program is preferred to three pools of four teams because Teams who play the least number of matches are ensured minimum of six sets compared to pool play of three one set match-ups plus a full match of single elimination...

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Growth Mindset, Mental Training, TrainUgly.com -

This quick tutorial on understanding the growth mindset is the foundation of much of the learning that is presented by TrainUgly.com.   Watch the video and take the quiz to improve your understanding of the Growth Mindset.      Post Video Quiz 1.  Which mindset believes that skills are built?   Which one believes that skills are born?  2.  If you are using a growth mindset, what are you likely to focus on when acquiring new skills? 3.  What does a person using a growth mindset do when they receive feedback? 4.  Why is a person using a growth mindset more likely...

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Fitness, Yoga -

Here is a 10 minute simple yoga routine for volleyball players from Championship Productions.   Add this to your morning, workout or pre-practice routine to increase flexibility and reduce the risk of injury during your season.   

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Karch Kiraly, Passing -

Karch is/was the greatest passer in the history of the game.  Here is a quick look at what he considers his four keys to good passing.    Post Video Quiz 1.  When should you feet move with regards to passing? 2.  Describe the position of your thumbs. 3.  Where should your angle be towards? 4.  How should our passing motion be?     

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