Volleyball Safety: The Friction of Sports

Kaushik Chatterjee Researcher at Pakmen Volleyball is a relatively safe sport. However, as in every sport, there are injuries one can sustain. The most common injuries are muscle related, with shoulder pulls, ankle strains, and even more serious injuries, such as, Anterior Cruciate Ligament topping the list. There are a variety of causes for ... More

How to Get the Most Out of a Volleyball Training Program

No matter whether you are an experienced volleyball player or just a beginner, you should do everything you can to be a better athlete. It’s important to note that the sport of volleyball requires speed, strength, endurance, specific skills as well as teamwork. We are here to help you build a more effective volleyball training plan. In this ... More

A Truth shrouded in Obscurity

By Kaushik Chatterjee, Researcher at Pakmen We’ve all heard the saying, “Practice makes Perfect”. That, if you practice until every fibre of you is put through a figurative hell, you will become perfect. This applied to everything: practicing piano, to playing chess, to attempting a volleyball spike. The fact of the matter, though, is ... More

How to Stay Focused During Volleyball Games

Volleyball is a fast moving and dynamic game. Volleyball moves are very quick. That’s the reason why the game of volleyball requires a lot of concentration. Volleyball players have to be focused on the ball and on the game while they are on the court. Things usually go wrong when a volleyball player loses his/her focus during the game. Obvious... More

Ten Great Reasons to Love Volleyball

By Alexander Ketrzynski In his article, “Ten Great Reasons to Love Volleyball,” Coach John Kessel reflects on how his own two children ended up loving the game. He talks about what parents should know about volleyball in order to give volleyball the chance to become their children’s favourite sport. Kessel relates that his son, Cody, ... More

Playing the REAL Game

By Alexander Ketrzynski In his article, “Playing the REAL Game,” Coach John Kessel advocates against playing 6 v 6 volleyball at younger ages, and argues for playing much smaller games, such as 2 v 2 or even 1 v 1 at all ages. He fears that volleyball loses many young players after exposing them to programs that adhere strictly to the adult ... More

It’s Not About Right or Wrong

By Alexander Ketrzynski – April 6, 2018 I recently read an article by John Kessel, titled "It's Not about Right or Wrong," and found it to be a good guidline for beginner coaches, as well as a refresher for more experienced ones. Kessel argues that too many coaches concentrate on being "right" and "looking good" at the expense of being ... More

Should Indoor Volleyball Players Wear Ankle Braces

By Alexander Ketrzynski “Should Indoor Volleyball Players Wear Ankle Braces?” is an article written by Chris Koutures in 2014, and appears on his website, http://www.dockoutures.com. Neither the article nor my commentary should be seen as a substitute for the advice of a medical practitioner, but it might provide some perspective on a hotly ... More

ELEVATE your game to the next level

Kaushik Chatterjee Researcher at Pakmen Volleyball is one of the most intense sports out there. It requires grit, determination, teamwork, and dedication. In order to become a complete player, you must not only understand and master the skills of volleyball, but understand how to compete. When you play, a few dimensions are added: teamwork; ... More

The More Tired the Players the Higher the Intensity of Practice

By Alexander Ketrzynski Mark Lebedew has worked as a professional coach at the international and club levels for over 20 years. He has earned his stripes, and the coaching insights he provides on his website, At Home on the Court, are helpful. In one of his posts, Lebedew asserts that “the more tired the players, the higher the intensity ... More