Pioneer Valley Youth Sports and Fitness Institute
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Holyoke, Massachusetts is the birthplace of volleyball and the home of the Volleyball Hall of Fame.  Volleyball is a game that consist of a volleyball and two six player teams divided by a net.

Volleyball is a dynamic, fast-paced game. The purpose of strength training for volleyball is not to build big muscles, but to develop the physical attributes necessary to improve a player's performance. Volleyball is a sport that can be unforgiving to the person who does not take fitness and physical preparation seriously. Strength training should be considered for Volleyball players and any athletes who want to excel at their sport. Volleyball is an explosive sport that incorporates all different types of movements in multiple planes of direction. In order to prepare the athlete for these types of movements, one must train that way.

Blocks, spikes and overhand serves are easier to do for tall people thus they have a major advantage over short people during a normal volleyball game. Making all players on the team rotate out and sit removes this advantage.
Common Volleyball Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy
  • Hand Injuries
  • Patella Tendonitis (Jumpers Knee)
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Shin Splints
  • Groin strain
  • Hamstring strain
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Calf Strain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pads (palm protectors,elbow pads, knee pads)
  • Specially designed volleyball shoes
  • Sports jersey
  • Comfortable low rise shorts
  • Warm up pants/ jacket

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