It’s Not the Drills

By Alexander Ketrzynski BJ LeRoy contributed an article, “It’s Not the Drills,” to John Kessel's Growing the Game blog. In it he observes that many coaches are always on the lookout for the special drill that will solve their problems. LeRoy states, “It’s not the drills.” “There is no magic.” The top coaches, in fact, use ... More

Girls volleyball players practicing with their coach

How to Make Drills That Work For Your Team

By Alexander Ketrzynski Tom Tait is recognized as the founding father of both the men’s and women’s Penn State volleyball programs. His article, “How to Make Drills That Work For Your Team,” provides great advice for coaches looking to improve their teams by finding the perfect drills to do the job. Coach Tait points out that since ... More

Boys volleyball players practicing to hit a ball

How Long Should You Practice?

By Alexander Ketrzynski Mark Lebedew makes some valuable observations for coaches in his blog post, "How Long Should You Practice?" Lebedew states that most coaches "want to train more" and they feel that "training is the the solution to all preformance problems." As junior club coaches we yearn for more time with our players, but we are ... More

Volleyball game at practice

My Team Just Lost Badly – What Next?

By Alexander Ketrzynski In his article, "My Team Just Lost Badly - What Next?," John Kessel asks the question, “Why do coaches break the trust of a team in knowing that your players are not performing poorly on purpose, and then bailing out on their role as a teacher?” Kessel believes “variance” or the nature of the game, as being prone ... More

Leonard Krapp Coaching Volleyball to his players

Tips to Coaching Volleyball

By Prateek Yadav Pakmen Coach Russ Rose is a household name when it comes to the world of volleyball. Recently, he lead the Penn State volleyball program to a record-breaking seventh NCAA D1 Women’s Championship. Rose is one of the founding members of The Art of Coaching Volleyball and is articulate in presenting the principles he has ... More

Using your athletes best – School Volleyball

By Prateek Yadav Pakmen Coach Russ Rose has been in the volleyball loop for quite some time, which has made his experiences and philosophies crucial to help the new generation of coaches to succeed. Rose is the head coach of Penn State's women’s team with whom he has won countless championships and individual distinctions. He is also fairly ... More

Pakmen ‘Setting’ the Table for Another Big Indoor Season

By DAVID WINER In team sports, communication is the key. If the best talent in the world isn't in sync, chaos can ensue. That is why the Pakmen Volleyball Club has recruited top notch coaches to ensure its players are always in the right place with the necessary skill sets to succeed. Jeff Chung, a nationally acclaimed coach for ... More

Volleyball Speed Drills

It’s common knowledge that the speed is a key to the success of a volleyball player. It’s clear that every volleyball athlete should be able to move quickly in any direction on the court. If an athlete is able to move quickly around the volleyball court, then he/she will find it easy to approach to the ball to do digging, blocking as well as ... More

Volleyball Passing Drills

It’s hard to imagine the sport of volleyball without passing. Actually, passing is one of the key elements in the game of volleyball. Volleyball players have to make passes one another many times during the game. It’s fair to say that the success of a volleyball attack hit depends a lot on passing. Initially, a volleyball player receives a ... More

Attention Peel District School Board Teachers

Pakmen is pleased to announce that Pakmen and the PDSB has created a series of short videos to help teach/understand the basic skills of volleyball. These videos can be accessed at or via the Peel District School Board link in the footer (bottom left corner) of the Pakmen website ( Videos include: Forearm Pass, Overhand ... More