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Coaches Corner: Managing Assistant Coaches
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted September 3, 2014 at 3:41pm

source Sam Shweisky, the head men’s volleyball coach at Princeton University, is in a unique position.  He’s the head coach for the men and the assistant coach for the women’s program.  I wondered if that gave him a more in-de...more

Coaches Corner: An In-Depth Feedback Process
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted August 27, 2014 at 12:14pm

source I was intrigued by Sam Shweisky’s feedback process he uses with his Princeton men’s volleyball team.  It is a pretty involved system of questionnaires, reflections, and meetings.  But the goal is simple: it shows his players ...more

Coaches Corner: Creating Realistic Discomfort For Your Team
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted August 19, 2014 at 5:10pm

source When I asked Sam Shweisky, the head men’s volleyball coach at Princeton University, how he prepared his team to handle challenges or being put in uncomfortable situations, I liked his answer about “realistic discomfort”.  So...more

Coaches Corner: Sam Shweisky
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted August 5, 2014 at 1:44pm

source Sam Shweisky is the head men’s volleyball coach at Princeton University.  I worked at Princeton eons ago under the (somewhat legendary) previous coach and know that it’s a great place to work.  Not only are the athletes motiv...more

Coaches Corner: Evaluating Drills For Effective Practices
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted June 30, 2014 at 5:01pm

source I’m a big fan of evaluating my program after each season. Everything from hotels and restaurants we used to game schedule and practice plans. I certainly don’t think that evaluation must necessarily lead to changes, though it should le...more

Using Sport To Make A Difference
by Marissa Kastanek
posted May 21, 2014 at 12:03am

Coach For College is a program that allows American college athletes to help teach/coach academics and sports to under privileged Vietnamese youth. I will take you on the trip and encourage you to make a difference in someone's life....more

Thai women grab volleyball title; find focus on their looks
by Fair Game News
posted October 1, 2013 at 8:59am

By Mariah Philips The elation of a surprise victory is universal – and infectious. The emotion is so powerful that it doesn’t matter where in the world you are, what team it is – or the sex of the players. Everyone loves a come-from-b...more

The Power of 100%
by Marissa Kastanek
posted September 6, 2013 at 9:32am

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." Kevin Durant. Giving 100% at every given moment will allow success at many levels. Coaches can see when an athlete leaves everything on the field of play and that is a key when recruiting....more

10 Commandments of Leadership
by Marissa Kastanek
posted August 12, 2013 at 9:33pm

Leadership is a quality that is important for all areas of life. Sports is a great arena for learning leadership but it must done in the correct way. Ryan Goodson has created 10 Commandments every person must do if they want to be a great leader.I recentl...more

Who wants a full-ride? A few tips on what college coaches look for during recruiting
by Marissa Kastanek
posted August 6, 2013 at 1:04pm

A few tips on what college coaches look for during recruiting and how to improve your chances of getting a full-ride scholarship....more

Professional Rugby Player Phaidra Knight signs with Heraea Marketing
by HeraeaMarketing
posted May 8, 2013 at 8:18pm

Phaidra Knight chooses the right team...more

Just for women sports 24/7 coming our way
by HeraeaMarketing
posted February 12, 2013 at 7:46pm

Sports Channel for Women TV...more

Kerri Walsh-Jennings Wants You to Get Really Uncomfortable
by anngaff
posted February 7, 2013 at 11:42am

Kerri Walsh-Jennings. Photos courtesy of WIN for KC “It’s so powerful to sit here in this room and realize that each and everyone of us are so similar,” a teary-eyed Kerri Walsh-Jennings told the over 1400 people in attendance at the ...more

For Kerri Walsh Jennings a Third Gold Means a Third Baby
by Draft Day Suit
posted September 25, 2012 at 10:07pm

This morning, in an interview with the Today Show’s Matt Lauer, Kerri Walsh Jennings and her husband Casey confirmed that Kerri is 11 weeks pregnant with their third child. On it’s own this news would not be that extraordinary. It’s when...more

Walsh-Jennings Wins Gold While Pregnant
by Pretty Tough
posted September 25, 2012 at 12:16pm

What’s more impressive than winning a third-straight Olympic gold medal (wearing a bikini no less)? Winning it while five weeks pregnant. In an interview Monday on the “Today” show, beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh-Jennings revealed ...more

May-Treanor, Walsh Win Third Olympic Gold Medal
by Pretty Tough
posted August 9, 2012 at 7:48am

The XXX Summer Olympics is heading into the final stretch towards Sunday’s Closing Ceremony. But there’s still a lot of action to be found. For instance, we knew “The Star-Spangled Banner” would be played after the women’s b...more

Algeria volleyball queen celebrates second Olympic appaearance
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted July 28, 2012 at 8:46am

London, Great Britain, July 25, 2012 – Safia Boukhima, 21, represents the “nouvelle vague” of Algeria national team that will celebrate here in London its second Olympic appearance. The group will actually open the women’s tourname...more

Volleyball Player Neslihan Darnel: Flag Bearer of Turkey in London Olympics 2012
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted July 23, 2012 at 7:30am

Turkish Youth and Sports Minister Suat Kılıç announced that National Volleyball player Neslihan Darnel will carry the flag with crescent and star at the inaugural ceremony. Youth and Sports Minister Suat Kılıç announced that Nation...more

Jordan Burgess Talks About the Everyone Should Play Foundation
by stephaniemp
posted July 14, 2012 at 10:31am

Jordan Burgess is the 2011-2012 Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year. We caught up with her to talk about her foundation, "Everyone Should Play," and her lofty goal of taking home four national titles as a Stanford Cardinal. ...more

Ogonna Nnamani Talks About the Gatorade Athlete of the Year Program
by stephaniemp
posted July 12, 2012 at 12:59pm

Twelve years ago Ogonna Nnamani joined the Gatorade National family. This volleyball star explains her connection to the Gatorade National Athlete of the Year program. She offers advice to the newest members and explains how being recognized by Gatorad...more

Kerri Walsh Announces Pampers Partnership Prior to London 2012 Olympic Games
by Pretty Tough
posted April 11, 2012 at 10:00am

Consumer goods manufacturer Procter & Gamble recently announced its sponsorship of 28 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. These world class athletes, part of the company’s global campaign that i...more

Kerri Walsh Talks Motherhood, Olympics Prep and Beach Volleyball Wardrobe
by A Glam Slam
posted April 6, 2012 at 12:58pm

  Kerri Walsh is one half of beach volleyball’s most dominant duo. She and her playing partner, Misty May-Treanor, have reunited to chase a third consecutive Olympic gold medal at the upcoming London Games. Since her last Olympics appeara...more

Black History Month – Female Athletes Who Changed the World
by Pretty Tough
posted February 10, 2012 at 11:05am

Could you imagine sports without the Williams sisters or Jackie Joyner Kersee? It’s pretty difficult to picture, but there once was a time when women weren’t allowed to compete.  And there was also a time that black athletes weren’t...more

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