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An AthLeader’s Journey: Sisy Chen’s Drive to Break Gender Norms and Represent Her Heritage

November 15th, 2019|Awards, Blog, Members, Players|

During high school, Sisy realized that she wanted to take volleyball more seriously, so she decided to play club with Chicago Elite Volleyball Club. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, Sisy's heritage has always played a big role in her life. Coupled with her passion for STEM, Sisy developed a desire to give back to her own community, as well as empower young girls to pursue their interests in STEM and break gender norms. Read Sisy's inspiring journey here.

Train for Competition Beyond the Ball

October 30th, 2019|Blog, Coaching, Fitness/Mental Training, Parents, Players|

To fully prepare athletes for competition, coaches should be training the mind along with training the physical aspects of the game. A team's physical performance is a direct reflection of the quality of physical training. A team's mental readiness is a direct reflection of the emphasis placed on training the mind. Here are five ways to begin to train your team beyond the ball.

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From the JVA Office: Keep the GREAT Coaches Coaching

February 19th, 2019|Blog, Club Director, Culture, Parents|

GREAT coaches are leaving the coaching world. Not because they're ready to retire after a long, polished career. GREAT coaches are quitting. GREAT coaches are being pushed out. GREAT coaches are realizing it's unfortunately not all about the athletes. Let's dive into four ways to keep the GREAT coaches coaching, along with some advice for coaches who are facing a challenge.

A5 Trains and Competes in Japan: Key Takeaways for Coaches and Directors

December 28th, 2018|Blog, Club Director, Culture, Members, Travel|

Over Thanksgiving of this year, A5 was fortunate to travel to Japan with a select group of 16 athletes from three different age groups. The trip to Japan marked the club's 9th international outing, and from a volleyball perspective, was in many ways the most impactful trip to date. Club Director Bob Westbrook shares the important takeaways from a coach's and club director's perspective.

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An AthLeader’s Journey: Sisy Chen’s Drive to Break Gender Norms and Represent Her Heritage

November 15th, 2019|Awards, Blog, Members, Players|

During high school, Sisy realized that she wanted to take volleyball more seriously, so she decided to play club with Chicago Elite Volleyball Club. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, Sisy's heritage has always played a big role in her life. Coupled with her passion for STEM, Sisy developed a desire to give back to her own community, as well as empower young girls to pursue their interests in STEM and break gender norms. Read Sisy's inspiring journey here.

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Training

How to Create Better Sports Parents

January 29th, 2019|Blog, Club Director, Fitness/Mental Training, Parents|

Parents can set the precedent for the athlete's mental toughness. How parents behave and communicate before an event, during an event and after an event is the precedent that is set. It's important for a club director and coach to foster a learning environment for the parents so they can develop positive sports parenting habits. Here's a good place to start.

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4 Recruiting Tips for Parents

July 9th, 2019|Blog, Parents, Recruiting|

Parents don’t always know when they’re being evaluated by college coaches. And it's important to make a positive impact on their child’s recruiting process without getting in the way. To help you embrace your supporting role and assist your child in their quest to play college volleyball, here are some recruiting tips for parents.

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