• Volleyball

    Pre Tryout Prep – Hydration

    Tryout time. It’s exciting. It’s emotional. It’s where the rubber meets the road. Preparation is key to how well things will go in a tryout. Preparation is not just about working out, improving skills, and the obvious things. Being prepared is also about what you do in the week/days…

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    About Me

    Hi I am Selene. More known outloud as mom, or fill in the blank’s mom, and recently Gramma Lene. My venture comes for 12 seasons of club volleyball rip roaringly compacted into 6 years with 4 athletes. My hope is to help educate families in the world of club…

  • Volleyball

    5 Tips When Considering a Club Volleyball Offer

    The offer. Much anticipated moment after a nerve wracking tryout which may feel like an eternity. Once again this may vary depending on the area in which you live. In some areas the tryout will give you an opportunity to receive an offer to play for the club with…

  • Recruiting,  Volleyball

    8 Things to Know About Volleyball Recruiting

    The volleyball world has many nuances for each type of program, each division, types of schools. A small collection of information is presented below to just give some basic ideas of what to expect. *Non revenue sports rarely offer full rides. If someone wants to go see a Penn…

  • Recruiting,  Volleyball

    Recruiting The 411 on College Coaches

    What players and parents find important on the court is usually NOT what college coaches are looking at during tournaments and film. It is thought that kills and poorly executed balls are what coaches are keeping track of and what will make or break an opportunity with that coach.…

  • Recruiting,  Volleyball

    Recruiting Get the Conversations Started

    Introduction letter When on a school website filling out a Prospective Student Questionnaire (PSQ) an athlete should find the coach’s email to send an introduction letter. College coaches are looking to get a feel for what kind of athlete the player is, their attributes to the game, and any…

  • Parenting

    Paradoxical Pediatric Mentality Theory

    An undocumented faux childhood ailment that seems to affect most children at every stage of development. Episodes of this ailment happen at random times and can cause others to lose muscle control in their jaws, have head tremors, laugh unexpecatantly, or make a “hmpph” noise. It is followed with…

  • Volleymom Perspective

    Politics of Play part 1

    Do you know how much it hurts to say “back in the day”? It really makes you feel old. It is understandable that things change. Such as the rules and volleyball where the ball hits the tape, goes over to the other side, and still counts as a point…

  • Parenting

    Dear Future Girlfriend(or Boyfriend)

    Dear Current Girlfriend who will someday be someone’s, maybe his, future Wife – One day you will thank me for expecting him to come home no matter what age and not sneak around with you. So that he will learn that sneaking around is inappropriate One day you will…