Skip to main content

Rally Together and Create a Vision for the Future


As we look forward to the future, a great motivator to keep us focused and driven is a vision board.  Check out the following post from our friends in the Badger Region on creating a student-athlete vision board: 

"Focus on the future

Create a student-athlete volleyball vision board. (From our friends in the Arizona Region of USA Volleyball)

What are your goals? What are your academic goals? What are your volleyball goals?

A vision board helps you clarify and concentrate on the realistic goals most important to you. Do you want to make your high school team or the region’s high performance team? Do you want to reduce errors and improve your kill percentage? Maybe you want to jump higher.

Olympic athletes have used vision boards for decades to help them improve their performance.

How to create a vision board:

  • Create a list of goals
  • Find pictures representing your goals from old magazines or your favorite websites
  • Make a collage of your photos on a large piece of construction paper or poster board
  • Add motivational words expressing how you want to FEEL once you accomplish your goals
  • Once you’re done creating, hang your board in a place where you’ll see it every morning… in a place where you’ll be able to spend a few minutes focusing on it each day.
  • Don’t hesitate to update it from time to time.
  • Be sure your vision board includes academics. If your long-term goal is to play in college, you’ll need those good grades, too!"
Thanks for the great idea, Badger Region!!  Direct link to this blog can be found here: Badger Region Downtime Blog

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Rally Together with a New Weekend Family Project!

TGIF!  Looking forward to the weekend, and no better way to spend the weekend than another fun family volleyball project!  Just like the last project we posted (a Setter Target), this rebound board will provide hours and hours of volleyball fun and valuable reps! 

The plans for this particular rebound board were created by engineer by day/volleyball dad by night and weekend, Greg Samson, who graciously agreed to share them with all of us!  These plans include diagrams and detailed instruction, making them easy to follow, and the board itself is made to last.  This is definitely a volleyball project worth investing time and effort into building.  
The rebound board can be used by one or more players as demonstrated in the videos below.  Using the board with the Setter Target is a great way to get setting reps off of a "live" ball - it's about as realistic as we can get right now!  



A genuine "thank you" to Greg for not only creating these plans but also for sharing…

Rally Together with a Weekend Family Project!

It's Friday which means the weekend is here - yay!  This weekend how about spending some time on a fun family project - building a setter target that will provide hours of volleyball practice while we #StayHome.  



I've heard a few great things about this particular target: 

Relatively simple and inexpensive to build on your ownTarget basket is adjustable to different heights and anglesNot too heavy to move and transport  Families who have used the below plans to create a target have tailored them to their specific needs - one following the plans exactly and one varying slightly the target shape and adding a net (see Hally's video above).  Both devices work well for their individual purposes.  
The plans are even simple enough for players to help build themselves with a little supervision!  
And here's the finished product in action . . . . 

The plan set these families used can be found here: Setter Target Plans
If you take on this project, post pictures and videos of your fa…

Rally Together with Milton Marrero Performance

As I'm watching huge snowflakes swirl about outside my office window, I can't think of a better way to warm up and recenter my focus than a solid volleyball focused workout!  

North Country Region is excited to announce that strength and conditioning coach, Milton Marrero, has created a training video just for our NCR members.  This step-by-step video leads you through an entire workout designed specifically for volleyball players by a professional strength and conditioning coach - a generous gift to our North Country Region membership.  

Milton Marrero is the Founder and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Milton Marrero Performance (MMP) based in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.  Milton has a degree in Exercise Sciences and Health Promotion from the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Milton also has an extensive volleyball background including having competed in the professional volleyball league in Puerto Rico.  In 2017, he received his FIVB International Co…