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May

Status Report: Assist Project 2016

Samantha Freeman

For three years now, we’ve been conducting the Assist Project as our way to involve club volleyball teams and …


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Cancer is a Team Sport Terri and her daughter
May

Cancer is a Team Sport

Terri Fedonczak

There seems to be little connection between volleyball and breast cancer, and yet they are inextricably linked in my …


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Pretzel Passing Drill with Deborah Newkirk
May

Pretzel Passing Drill with Deborah Newkirk

The Art of Coaching Volleyball

The 3-person drill you’ll see here known as the pretzel passing drill, introduced by Coach ’Em Up founder Deborah …


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Staying Positive Rainbow
Apr

Staying Positive

Karen Hegedus

Those Dreaded Words I never thought much of those words until I heard the words “you have breast cancer”. I used …


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Teaching the Underhand Serve
Apr

Teaching the Underhand Volleyball Serve

The Art of Coaching Volleyball

The Underhand Volleyball Serve In this video, Deborah Newkirk of Coach ’Em Up in Austin, Texas, shares the basics of …


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Serving Others Sarah Hemminger
Mar

A Player’s Journey to Becoming a Nurse

Guest Blogger

Sarah Hemminger was one of the first ambassadors in the Side-Out Ambassador Program, earning both a scholarship and a …


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single-taken-hungry
Feb

Eat This – Not That!

Nia Wattley

“I’m so hungry!” — a phrase I seemed to be constantly saying – often soon after eating a full meal. It …


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improve approach acceleration
Feb

Improve Approach Acceleration and Footwork

The Art of Coaching Volleyball

Improve Approach Acceleration Former USA and Canadian National Team Coach Bill Neville discusses how the movement of …


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Feb

Focus on Breast Cancer Education: One Player’s Story of Sharing Her Knowledge

Julie Matthews

In December, we announced the winners of the 2015 Side-Out Ambassador Program Awards. As part of the process, …


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sports imports winners
Feb

2015 Sports Imports Winners!

Samantha Freeman

photo courtesy of The John Cooper School Each year, tens of thousands of volleyball players, coaches, and families in …


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