I consider this book to be one of the best ever written. The detail is fantastic. I refer to sections every week. I was just reviewing the section on spiking. A few weeks ago I reviewed the team play on the down call. Every time I read it I learn more. I just want Arie to write a new book with his experience in Japan Vic Lindal Canadian National coach 69 to 72 currently coaching club (16 and 17 girls) On Vancouver Island BC
A valuable addition to every coach's library
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 15 years ago
I picked this book up shortly after it first came out. Back then I was a budding new coach. It opened so many avenues of study for me in my development over the years that followed. I can honestly say that without this book I would not likely have become the coach that I am today. It is in my library still and I continue to refer to it from time to time.
A legendary coach shares his expertise.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 20 years ago
Arie Selinger is a legend among coaches, and this book won't let fans of the former coach of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team down. Whether you want to learn more about Arie's philosophy or to pick up some tips for your own game, this book is worth a read.As a high school coach, I've implemented many of Arie's ideas into the program I took over 3 years ago, a program that had struggled for decades. And this season, I'm proud to say, we posted only the 3rd winning record in school history. A complete turnaround in 3 years! Our girls now FEEL like winners, and players that's the first step toward becoming winners. Arie Selenger's Power Volleyball helped bring that change about, and that's high praise, indeed.
A professional volleyball coach's view on the sport
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 22 years ago
I just returned from an Arie Selinger camp and it was terrific. The man is passionate about the sport and is obviously extremely knowledgable. He has spent the last 40 years thinking about the training and the teaching of the game. Whether it has to do with technique, strategy, training, mental game, or state of the game, he has an opinion which is more than backed up with experience and data. Lots of data.The book is a little problematic in that the explanations of the concepts are a little too involved for the beginning coach. But the man is obviously the foremost thinker on the game that the American game has seen in a long time. You may disagree with his conclusions, but his attention to detail and his arguements for his ideas are very strong. He is a great believer in statistics and measuring progress, so a lot of it has to do with measuring athlete accomplishments.If you are looking to get a book to help your kids with their intramural team, forget about this book. If you are out to learn to coach volleyball at a very high level, this could be the one book you need. Keep in mind that he has always dealt with the highest level of athletes and have had the luxury of training six hours a day seven days a week, so some of the offense are way too complicated, even for college teams. But they are good ideas which stimulated even more ideas.I wish he had put in more of his unique training ideas based on the Asian training methodology, but that is quibbling.
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