The American Volleyball Coaches Association is proud to present the Best of Coaching Volleyball, Book Two: The Advanced Elements of the Game. This is the second of a series of three publications featuring some of the finest information Coaching Volleyball, the official technical journal of the AVCA, has to offer. The articles included in this publication are written by a number of today's top junior/club, high school, collegiate and international coaches. Advanced techniques and strategies are presented, covering individual skills, as well as offensive and defensive systems. A number of unique drills are also included. Each author offers a unique perspective on a particular aspect of the game, providing the reader with a number of ways to teach a skill. The AVCA is proud to showcase its member coaches, as well as those who are accredited by USA Volleyball's Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP). Indeed, when it comes to coaching education, the two organizations' philosophies intertwine:
- The philosophy of the AVCA is simple: The organization was created to advance the development of the sport of volleyball by providing coaches with educational programs, a forum for opinion exchange and recognition opportunities. The encouragement of active participation by members is crucial.
- The CAP philosophy is similar in scope: USA Volleyball's CAP program strives to present the most current information available on volleyball; in fact, CAP instruction is based on sound principles in the areas of skill development, tactical systems, physical training, motor learning, sport psychology and sport administration. The four solid corners of the program include integrity, education, commitment and enthusiasm.