As of right now this little volleyball coaching blog has reached the 500 post mark. I can’t help but to shake my head at that. What started in the Summer of 2013 as a way for me to share information and insights with volleyball coaches in the South West part of England where I’ve been based the last 2.5 years has turned into a kind of global brand.
The crossed the 100,000 lifetime page view threshold a week ago. That’s nothing compared to the 1,000,000 views Vinny’s gotten at Off the Block, but his site is much more news oriented with higher post volume and a broader audience (and has been around twice as long). The Coaching Volleyball Facebook page has over 300 likes and the Twitter feed @CoachingVB is almost to 500 followers. Literally thousands of coaches come to the site each month, which is pretty cool – and that’s with no major promotional efforts.
What is perhaps even more satisfying is that content from the blog regularly gets used in other places. The AVCA Coaching Volleyball 2.0 digital magazine is probably the most prominent, but there have been a few others, and I’ve had requests to extend things even further than that.
Here are some of the most viewed posts to-date:
- Volleyball Try-Out Drill Ideas
- Volleyball Conditioning – A Sample Program
- Drill: Run Serve Receive
- Volleyball Set Diagram
- Are your warm-ups wasting valuable time?
- Game: Bingo-Bango-Bongo
- Scoring Serving and Passing Effectiveness
- Game: Winners (a.k.a. King/Queen of the court)
- Drill: Passing Triplets
- Report: 2015 USA Volleyball High Performance Coaches Clinic
I don’t have plans to stop any time soon. If anything, projects like Volleyball Coaching Wizards will probably only serve to give me more to think and write about!
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