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Youth Volleyball: Back Pain Common But Preventable

Young volleyball players are prone to lower back pain and injuries.  A physical therapist lists the warning signs of a potentially serious back problem and offers tips for keeping players on the court and back-pain free. 

The Volleyball Serve: Controlled Aggression Is Key

Nothing is more important in today's game of volleyball than the serve. As the point system changed from side out to rally point, it has become even more vital to have control of this offensive weapon, which like all weapons can hurt a team if not used wisely.

Preventing Volleyball Injuries

Parents and coaches can help prevent common volleyball injuries by promoting proper warm-up, stretching and strengthening exercises, as well as paying close attention to the proper techniques, footwear, braces and pads to play volleyball safely.

Concussion Rates in High School Sports Vary By Sport and Gender

Concussion rates in thirteen high school sports from 1998 to 2008, as reported in three separate studies, vary widely by sport and, in some cases, by gender.

How Can We Make Club Volleyball Better For All Young Athletes?

I’m going to assume that club volleyball teams want to live up to their published mission statements.  Generally speaking, they’re pretty lofty in terms of expressed goals, which tend to be focused on the development of young girls' characters through sportsmanship and team building and, along the way, the girl picks up enhanced volleyball skills from knowledgeable and respected coaches who have years of experience to share.

Ankle Brace Reduces First-Time Sprains in High School Volleyball, Study Finds

Ankle sprains are the most common injury in high school volleyball, and the most common acute injury. A new study, however, suggests that volleyball players who wear ankle braces can reduce the risk of first-time ankle sprains, with rigid or semi-rigid braces more effective for girls.

My Child Just got Done with the Volleyball Season….Better Start Looking for Some Camps!

The season is over, many weekends spent in various hotels around the country for your child’s select volleyball team. Great season!

Now here are the following options you consider for your child:

High School Football, Girls Basketball Have Most Severe Injuries: Study

Which high school sports pose the highest risk of severe injury?  Football leads the list, slightly more than wrestling and more than twice the rate in girls' basketball and girls' soccer.  The safest of the nine studied? Girls volleyball.

2009-2010 High School Vollleyball Rule Changes: Coaches Now Allowed to Stand During Play

One of several new rules changes adopted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Volleyball Rules Committee will permit head coaches to stand during play. The changes, which were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors, will take effect with the 2009-10 season.
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