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Adjustments and Manipulations

Did you know that the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) actually employs Chiropractors as staff physicians for the elite beach Volleyball players of the AVP tour? At one time or another in their careers, most serious Volleyball players have seen and been treated by a Chiropractor. These medical professionals specialize in treating the muscular and skeletal […]

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Coaching Carousel

Since California Baptist University has filled its head coaching vacancy with assistant coach Derek Schmitt, we currently have three openings for head coaches at the DI/DII men’s Volleyball level – BYU, Grand Canyon (GCU), and USC. Chris McGown (BYU) resigned while the contracts of Bill Ferguson (USC) and Jeremy Price (GCU) were not renewed.

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An annual event, the FIVB Volleyball World League Tournament is one of four major international Volleyball competitions.  It was created and first held in 1990, and, in terms of prize money, it is the richest of all the international events sponsored by the FIVB.  The FIVB World League competition is separate and distinct from the […]

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Memorial Day Reminder

Today is the last Monday in May and therefore, Memorial Day.  We often think of backyard picnics and the start of summer when we think of Memorial Day; obviously, though, it is much more than beer and barbecue. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in […]



College basketball’s Final Four in April was sold out, as always. However, I was surprised to learn that the host site for a Final Four must have a seating capacity of 70,000. As I watch the NBA Conference finals, which draw 18,000+ crowds, I wonder why Volleyball doesn’t get this size of crowds.

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WORLD LEAGUE 2015 – This is Volleyball!

World League Volleyball is underway, giving us some intense international Volleyball!  The pools are set, the schedule is locked in stone, and the only thing left to chance are the results.  But that’s why we play – or watch – the game. THIS IS VOLLEYBALL!

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Volleyball and Spectators

Good evening, Volleyball nation! I recently found some attendance numbers on the Northern California Volleyball Association (NVCVA) website.  The NCVA is a grass roots promoter of Volleyball and a Regional Volleyball Association (RVA) of USA Volleyball (USAV), the national governing body for the sport of Volleyball in the US.


RPI Roulette

RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) versus Coaches poll, which is better?

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Armed Forces Day

Today is Armed Forces Day, the third Saturday in May and a day on which we pay tribute to men and women who serve in the US armed forces. In total, there are twelve separate components of the United States Armed Forces, which, believe it or not, helped promote the growth of Volleyball.

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2015 Season Recap

It’s Friday, so Happy Friday, and enjoy the weekend! Tonight let’s review the 2015 men’s college Volleyball season, which officially ended last week.  We’ll look at all five components of the men’s college game and briefly discuss where they finished the 2015 season.


CCCAA All-Conference Teams

Between San Diego to the south and Santa Barbara to the north you’ll find the domain of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Men’s Volleyball Conference. This Volleyball powerhouse consists of fifteen community college teams split into two divisions, the Pacific Coast Conference to the south with eight teams and the Western State Conference […]

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2015 NAIA All-Americans

Being named an All-American is the pinnacle of athletic achievement in any sport.  From the 500 or so athletes who participated in NAIA men’s Volleyball this season, only ten were selected as NAIA All-Americans. Those ten athletes chosen represent 2% of the total who participated, a very small and a very select number. These athletes […]

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DIII All-Americans

DIII All-Americans are a different breed of  athletes, since DIII does not offer athletic scholarships.  The athletes who participate in DIII do so for the love of the sport and rarely entertain hopes of professional contracts or financial gain from sports. These athletes are the last of the true student-athletes.

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DI/DII All-Americans

Being named an All-American is the pinnacle of athletic achievement in any sport.  From the approximately 1,000 athletes who participated in NCAA DI/DII men’s Volleyball this season, only thirty-eight were selected as NCAA All-Americans (10 first team, 10 second team, and 18 honorable mention). These athletes chosen as All-Americans represent roughly 3.8% of the total […]


Loyola Repeats!

Loyola closed out the men’s college Volleyball season Saturday with a 3 – 2 win over crosstown Chicago rival Lewis, and, in the process, won their second National championship in a row. These two MIVA teams were clearly the best two teams in men’s college Volleyball this season.