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Aggressive Volleyball PDF

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    With more than 11 million participants in the United States alone, the popularity of volleyball is on the rise, as is the competition within the club, high school, and collegiate games. Coaches are actively seeking methods to get more from their teams. Aggressive Volleyball holds the key to taking players and systems to higher levels by developing a combination of heightened physical and mental techniques that maximize any team’s potential.

    Similar to a full-court defense in basketball, all-around aggressive volleyball play demands a full team effort. Aggressive Volleyball provides the individual and team assessments necessary for determining how to incorporate and use aggressive tactics, as well as strategies for teaching competitiveness and the communication patterns needed for aggressive play. From offense and defense to out-of-system and transition play, Aggressive Volleyball presents the best way to incorporate this style and attitude into each element of the sport.

    Author Pete Waite has gained national recognition for his teams’ success in playing an aggressive style. His Wisconsin Badger team not only is a power in the Big Ten Conference, but it’s also a perennial challenger for the national championship. Like his style of play, Waite holds none of his instruction back in Aggressive Volleyball, providing direct guidance for coaches to raise the level of their teams’ performance.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Understanding Aggressive Volleyball
    Chapter 2. Player and Team Assessment
    Chapter 3. Offensive Techniques and Strategies
    Chapter 4. Defensive Techniques and Strategies
    Chapter 5. Out-of-System and Transition Play
    Chapter 6. Cultivating Player Competitiveness
    Chapter 7. Communicating Effectively
    Chapter 8. Coaching Matches Aggressively


    Pete Waite has led his Wisconsin Badgers to a record of 228-67 (.773). Qualifying for the NCAA championship tournament in each of Waite’s nine seasons, Wisconsin was national runner-up in 2000; finished in the top eight in 2004 and 2005; advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2001 and 2006; and saw second-round action in 1999, 2002, 2003, and 2007. In the Big Ten, the Badgers won league titles in 2000 and 2001 and were runners-up in 1999, 2002, 2005, and 2007.

    At 494-169 (.745) in 20 years overall, including 11 years at Northern Illinois, Waite ranks 13th among active Division I head coaches in winning percentage. He has been conference coach of the year seven times in four different conferences, winning 10 conference championships. Statistically, Waite’s teams consistently rank high nationally in the major categories (hitting percentage, assists, kills, and blocks), indicating not only a skilled team but also an aggressive style of play.

    Pete lives in Madison, Wisconsin.


    "Aggressive Volleyball is bursting with creative, challenging, and unique concepts and drills. This book is the perfect tool for anyone, coaches and players alike, wanting to take their team to the next level."
    —Jackie Simpson, 2007 All-American Volleyball Player

    "In Aggressive Volleyball, Pete Waite—one of the best coaches in the sport today—shares skills, concepts, and techniques from his 20 years of experience in the game. This book is a must-read for both young and experienced coaches alike."
    —Rick Capone, Editor of AVCA's Coaching Volleyball Magazine