Volleyball Workouts

Volleyball players need to do different types of workouts on a regular basis to prepare themselves for important matches. So, if you would like to succeed in the sport of volleyball then you should definitely do volleyball workouts for spiking, blocking, high vertical jump, lateral speed as well as volleyball workouts for strength and conditioni... More

Ice is not Your Friend

By Prateek Yadav Pakmen Volleyball Club u18 Women's Head Coach I read an interesting article the other day by Aaron Hutchins in Maclean's Magazine, Why ice does not help an injury. Although the author does not actually explain why does not help an injury, he makes the point that there is absolutely no evidence it helps an injury.  It may ... More

Vitamin D Gaining Respect

By Prateek Yadav Pakmen Volleyball Club Head Coach u18 Women's Team I recently came across an interesting article, "Vitamin D - A Key Player in Boned Heath, Sports Performance and Recovery", written by Dr. Emily Kraus. In the article, Kraus makes the case for the importance Vitamin D.  As athletes regularly push their limits while ... More

You Need to Recover!

By Reid Hall Pakmen Volleyball Club Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Strength and Conditioning Coaches need to effectively manipulate their training based on the needs of the athletes. It is not about going 100 miles per hour every training session. Volleyball players are practicing more, doing more position specific training, and ... More

Specialization can lead to higher injury rates?

By Prateek Yadav Pakmen Volleyball Club u18 Girls Head Coach A recent study conducted by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health concluded that high school athletes who specialize in a single sport sustain lower-extremity injuries at significantly higher rates than athletes who do not specialize in one sport. The ... More