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Volleyball Training During Quarantine

By Pakmen Volleyball Research Staff Unfortunately, the outbreak of coronavirus has a huge negative impact on all kinds of sport. A break in volleyball training will negatively impact the performance of athletes on the court. Athletes have to adapt for quarantine. It’s incredibly important for volleyball players to stay active during this ... More

Pakmen Grads are in a Class Above the Rest

By DAVID WINER Janelle Albert and Jake Gomes have more in common than Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Player of the Year honors. After outstanding collegiate volleyball seasons for the Fanshawe Falcons and Humber Hawks respectively, they have the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) championships to look forward to ... More

Beach Volleyball Lovers Shudder After Beach Blast Closure

By DAVID WINER Winter became bleaker and lonelier for beach volleyball enthusiasts last month. When Beach Blast closed its doors on Feb. 2, hundreds, if not thousands, of GTA residents were left out in the cold, literally and figuratively. After more than two decades of operation, Toronto's longest-running indoor beach volleyball facili... More

FIVB Implementing a New World Ranking System

By Pakmen Research Staff The FIVB is implementing a new world ranking system, which is is considered to be more fair and transparent when it comes to seeding teams for qualification tournaments. Below are some of the important details in regards to the new ranking system. The new algorithm will take historical data between competing teams ... More

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If You Want Better Results, Forget About Setting Goals

By Kelly Smith This is part 2 of a series on the New York Times Bestselling book, Atomic Habits, by James Clear. Click here to read the previous article on this topic. Clear argues that setting goals alone is ineffective and for better results, forget about setting goals and focus on your systems instead. Goals are about the results you want ... More

How to Perform an Underhand Serve in Volleyball – Lesson 4

In this video Pakmen Volleyball Club coach Jessy Satti talks about some key components to the underhand serve. He starts the video talking about the important of foot position, feet should be shoulder width apart in an L shape. Right handed athletes should have their left foot forward, and right foot back facing the side (left handed servers do ... More

Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results

By Kelly Smith One of the keys for success in volleyball, and life itself, is the ability to build good habits and break bad ones. In his New York Times Bestseller, Atomic Habits, author James Clear shows the reader exactly how to do that. Moreover, he makes a compelling case as to why tiny changes can make a big difference. Author Clear ... More

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Effective Learning in Volleyball

By Alexander Ketrzynski In his book, "The Talent Code," Daniel Coyle contends that almost anyone can attain talent through the right combination of practice, motivation and coaching. Coyle points to scientific research, which indicates that talent development is a matter of bringing about physiological changes. Repetition over a long period ... More

Boys Volleyball is the fastest growing Sport in North America

Boys Volleyball is the fastest growing Sport in North America

The popularity of boys volleyball has been growing like no other sport throughout North America over the past decade, up 29% in US high schools and 79% in NCCA sport programs. Boys volleyball and volleyball in general continues to grow in Ontario where it has replaced soccer as the choice sport in elementary school house league/intramural ... More

3 Best Steps to Learn Volleyball

You've thought about it for a while - I should get my kid enrolled in volleyball so they can learn a sport they can enjoy for life. Volleyball is a game like no other. It is relatively safe to play, it provides great exercise, it encourages teamwork, co-operation, communication, and goal-setting, among many other things. Studies have shown that ... More