Friday’s entry in the Coaching Log series marked the 400th post in this blog’s history, which goes back to June 2013. It still amazes me at times how much interest and readership the site has garnered. As I write this there have been nearly 25,000 users and almost 70,000 page views. Content from the blog has been used in the AVCA’s Coaching Volleyball 2.0 magazine on three separate occasions, and the site was a big part in my developing contacts in professional volleyball and elsewhere. Not bad for something that started off to be a resource for volleyball coaches in the South West of England!
The 10 most viewed individual posts to this point in the site’s history are:
- Volleyball Try-Out Drill Ideas
- Volleyball Conditioning – A Sample Program
- Drill: Run Serve Receive
- Are your warm-ups wasting valuable time?
- Volleyball Set Diagram
- Game: Bingo-Bango-Bongo
- Scoring Serving and Passing Effectiveness
- Planning your volleyball strength and conditioning training
- Game: Winners (a.k.a. King/Queen of the court)
- Drill: Passing Triplets
It’s worth noting that both of the first two posts, have actually each received more visits than the site’s home page thanks to how often they bring in visitors from Google, etc.
Happily, several posts have generated some interesting exchanges via the comment section. They include:
- Giving players technical cues to self-coach
- Volleyball warm-up philosophy affirmation
- Can we measure approach explosiveness?
- The youth club volleyball model
- Volleyball coaching course final thoughts
Hopefully I can continue to write stuff that people find interesting, thought-provoking, and/or useful.
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