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  • Crossing the Delaware – Volleyball Coach Chuck Rey | Volleyball Blog | College Volleyball Coach
    Fort Washington the Americans made a valiant stand but were again defeated where thousands of prisoners were captured and killed The Americans withdrew out of New York into New Jersey and retreated all the way into Pennsylvania In total the Americans were badly beaten 7 times in this war On a blistering cold stormy Christmas night of 1776 General George Washington and the remaining 5 000 soldiers of the newly formed American Army held on to their beliefs and crossed the Delaware river Because the river was icy and the weather severe the crossing proved extremely dangerous Two of the offensive groups were unable to cross the river leaving Washington and only 2 400 men to make an assault on the British in Trenton New Jersey Washington s forces caught the British off guard and before they could resist the British were defeated It was America s first small but inspirational victory If the Americans lost this battle the United States would not have existed George Washington and his soldiers held on to their belief through numerous defeats that this newly formed country could be a great nation They were persistent determined and resilient in the face of mighty odds but prevailed They believed in each other and put their life on the line for their cause As General Washington stated Survive and you will succeed This past weekend our newly formed team battled through numerous defeats But the integrity of the team proved to be persistent determined and resilient The team believed in each other and prevailed in a small yet inspirational victory Following the Revolutionary War the United States encountered many more battles including civil wars Some battles were won some were lost but the belief and strength of what America stood for never wavered It is through

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  • Lessons from Haiti – Volleyball Coach Chuck Rey | Volleyball Blog | College Volleyball Coach
    in each little brick laid to rebuild their lives Our team has been challenged but we will survive We have the opportunity to do great things and we will thrive Some of our roles may change but we have safety in our togetherness our team This is a time to reflect upon our foundation discipline consistency and trust Through these principles we have been building our house A couple bricks may have fallen but we are there for each other to pick up each little brick and build a stronger house Discipline is doing the things you are supposed to do the right way when you are supposed to do them even if you don t want to do them This includes a dedication to academic excellence always being in Posture on the court and or maintaining a strict nutrition and workout schedule Trust is putting yourself wholeheartedly in a teammate s hands knowing they will do the right thing Trust can be as simple as knowing your teammate is in the correct position behind your block set up on the court or not throwing your arm behind you to save a ball when your teammate is already there Trust on and off the court will enable the team to succeed Consistency is continually maintaining balanced yet ever increasing standards Consistency is the same attitude in practice and matches so teammates and coaches always know what to expect Consistency is In Play Efficiency or IPE keeping the ball in play in less than ideal situations taking care of the ball and trusting your teammates will pick you up The people in Haiti have been forced to trust their foundation and rebuild their lives In comparison our situation is minor but it provides us a great opportunity to reflect upon the

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  • Week 6 – Team Trust – Volleyball Coach Chuck Rey | Volleyball Blog | College Volleyball Coach
    if you leave something behind we ve got your back We trust that you are making a conscious effort to make smart eating choices and are working hard in exercise when we are apart Little trust shows on the court It is trusting that your teammate is discipline on the court in the right cover position so you don t have to throw an arm behind your back in an attempted dig You trust they are there to cover you We trust that you will be in the proper base defense position and make the correct reads from base Trust on the court builds a championship team Our trust for each other grows every day In time we will reach big trust Big trust is knowing you can tell a teammate anything even if it not easy to talk about but know you are expressing something to them that will help them Big trust is listening to your teammate understanding how difficult it is for them to open up about a thorny topic appreciate them for approaching you digest the information without emotion process the information try and make that change and thank them for bringing it to your attention We will learn to act with intelligence and not emotion In the past month and a half we have embraced discipline touched on consistency and learned how to trust We have already approached the game from a mental capacity far beyond most team we will play this season Ever hear the expression The game is 80 mental and 20 physical We are mentally prepared Physically we practiced three days in a row just like this upcoming tournament our days off are fun workout days for us and we have adopted a nutritious lifestyle We are physically prepared Remember to moderately

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  • Week 5 – Team Consistency – Play Like Rockstars – Volleyball Coach Chuck Rey | Volleyball Blog | College Volleyball Coach
    eat right to stay in top shape Sound familiar Rockstars maintain a true discipline Now imagine this Miley and Taylor will perform hundreds of concerts in a year What songs does every fan in the audience want to hear Imagine playing Party in the USA or Love Story over and over and over again You ve got to perform your best each time It s probably the only time that someone in the audience will hear you perform a song live You ve got to make it a great show Time and time again A great performance is a product of discipline To continually maintain great performance s is consistency Almost two months ago you tried out for this Carolina Juniors 16s Team In order to be on the team you committed to three qualities to make this an extraordinary team Those three qualities are Discipline Trust and Consistency As a team each of us is learning to grasp discipline through a better dedication to academics fitness nutrition posture communication and awareness beyond our selves Discipline becomes a lifestyle a routine it is not a diet that fades in and out of our lives Through discipline we learn to be consistent Through consistency we become discipline Consistency is presented to you at this time because some of the newness the excitement of being part of this great team might be slowly weaning It is difficult to maintain new disciplines when we do not immediately see the reward for our action That reward is when we get to compete when the fruits of our labors when all our hard work are brought to the court This is the time in the season to learn to be consistent with your discipline When that little voice inside of your head says I don

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  • Week 4 – Team Discipline – Volleyball Coach Chuck Rey | Volleyball Blog | College Volleyball Coach
    court training regimen To be great there are no days off for Karch or everyday is a day off for Karch depending on how you look at it Karch has a love for the game and for competition He considers his off court training days as days off These days off he takes joy in he has pride as he knows these are the fun days He recognizes that in these training days is when he beats his opponent He thrives on that idea Mike Rangel told us a story about the day after Karch won the Manhattan Beach Open Mike received a phone call from Karch asking why Mike was not at the gym at 7 00 AM that next morning Mike replied Karch you just won the Manhattan Beach Open you have three Olympic Gold Medals you have three NCAA Championships why are YOU at the gym this morning Karch said I m here to workout I m here to get better This is who I am Mike soon learned that Karch works out on his birthday Christmas New Year s holidays etc Working out and nutrition is part of his everyday routine It is what allowed Karch to be the greatest volleyball player ever and retire from playing professionally at 48 years old Karch got better in practice with the guidance of coaches Karch became the best through this ultimate off court training discipline which became his everyday routine Thus far I am impressed by each player s off court training discipline I have heard how each player is changing their routine for the team I hope this is a life transformation for each of you BUT there is another lesson in this Team Discipline to be learned and that is balance The yin and the yang

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  • Week 3 – Distraction – Volleyball Coach Chuck Rey | Volleyball Blog | College Volleyball Coach
    from the team that we can individually choose to get better or stay the same Other teams that we will face have the luxury of practicing 4 days a week plus 2 a day practices on the weekend Within the next 30 days those teams will have 24 practices How do we compete We keep life in perspective We balance those important distractions with time to workout during those 20 days Choose to get better for the team Working out alone is not fun You may have to wake up an hour earlier to get a workout in This is discipline If you can find a teammate to workout together to push each other that helps But ultimately what you do now will make a difference in that first tournament on January 15th When that little voice in your head says I don t want to I ve had enough simply say to yourself Push through This is your discipline muscle becoming stronger Be strong 1 Exercise Dynamic stretching should done twice a week Exaggerate the movements and instead of doing a half a court like we do in practice do a full court s distance You should now be alternating each week between Workout 1 or Workout 2 of the Jump Training and Agility Workout You should be feeling more comfortable doing these workouts and start to build a rhythm Continue with the Rotator Cuff Workout and add 5 reps to each Ab Workout I love hearing that some of you are able to get into a gym and lift Make sure you are using proper technique and the weight should be difficult to lift on the last 2 to 4 sets of repetitions Record your workouts for the remainder of the month in the chart below This will

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  • Week 2 – Team Discipline – Volleyball Coach Chuck Rey | Volleyball Blog | College Volleyball Coach
    excellence the Team will achieve success at tournaments We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them If we choose to be discipline now with exercise and nutrition we are choosing to be successful later at tournaments With this said here are the 3 ways to be discipline over the next four days 1 Exercise At a minimum our dynamic stretching s purpose is to use your body weight to stretch as well as strengthen It is crucial that you do these movements at least two days In the 2010 Championship Manual is the workout section Jump Training Workout Chose either Workout 1 or Workout 2 Do this one day Locate the Agility Workouts Choose to do Agility Workout 1 or Agility Workout 2 Do this one day Locate the Lifting Initial Phase page On the bottom are a Rotator Cuff Workout and an Ab Workout Do these on the days you do the Jump Training and Agility Workout If you are familiar with the weight room and have access to a weight room you may substitute the Circuit Lifting Program for both the Jump Training and Agility Training 2 Nutrition Be sure to continue to have a healthy snack for each of the next four days In addition consume 1 extra 8 ounce glass of water a day 3 Recruiting If you think you might want to play volleyball in college now is the time to get information to college coaches Realize that many of the elite programs already have commitments from the 2010 and 2011 classes Pick 3 to 5 schools that you might have interest and get your information into the hands of these coaches now before tournaments begin in January At the least a letter of your interest include your year of graduation and

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  • Week 1 – Team Discipline – Volleyball Coach Chuck Rey | Volleyball Blog | College Volleyball Coach
    is to use your body weight to stretch as well as strengthen It is crucial that you do these movements at least two days In addition it is time to open up that 2010 Championship Manual the black binder we provided to you at the Team meeting Towards the back of the binder is the workout section and find the Jump Training Workout Chose either Workout 1 or Workout 2 Do this one day Locate the Agility Workouts Choose to do Agility Workout 1 or Agility Workout 2 Do this one day Locate the Lifting Initial Phase page On the bottom is a Rotator Cuff Workout and an Ab Workout Do these on the days you do the Jump Training and Agility Workout If you are familiar with the weight room and have access to a weight room you may substitute the Circuit Lifting Program for both the Jump Training and Agility Training 2 Nutrition It is time to make a lifestyle change 5 small healthy meals are better than 3 large meals a day Over the next four days add in a snack In the 2010 Championship Manual is the Carolina Juniors Volleyball Nutrition Guide On the third page of the guide under the When to Eat section are examples of healthy snacks Healthy Low Sugar Granola Bars or Smoothies are the examples Be sure to have add not substitute for a meal a healthy snack for each of the next four days In addition consume 1 extra 8 ounce glass of water a day 3 Decide as a team a food group you will no longer eat for the month of December For example no more sodas and sweet teas or no more fried foods or no more sweets and candy etc I personally believe that you should

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