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<br /> A Publication of the American Volleyball Coaches Association November/December 2013<br /> Planning Ahead<br /> Scouting and preparation<br /> with Craig Skinner p. 8<br /> Also: The Ultimate Cauldron • Convention Preview • Arm Swing Training<br /> <br /> On the Cover<br /> The ability to prepare your team for an opponent can be just as important as managing<br /> in-game action. Kentucky’s Craig Skinner walks you through his scouting and preparation<br /> routine, and gives you an idea of things you can look for in an upcoming matchup.<br /> November/December 2013<br /> Contents<br /> 9 Always Be Prepared<br /> University of Kentucky Head Coach Craig Skinner has his program performing at a consistently<br /> high level. This, naturally, starts with being prepared for each individual opponent that his team<br /> will face. Coach Skinner breaks down his preparation process, including what he considers<br /> <a title="Coaching Volleyball 2.0 November / December 2013 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2adab9ad?page=1"> A Publication of the American Volleyball Coaches </a> <a title="Coaching Volleyball 2.0 November / December 2013 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2adab9ad?page=2"> </a> <a title="Coaching Volleyball 2.0 November / December 2013 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2adab9ad?page=3"> On the Cover The ability to prepare your team for</a> <a title="Coaching Volleyball 2.0 November / December 2013 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2adab9ad?page=4"> X’s AND O’s Drill: 2-Player Set & Touch By John</a> <a title="Coaching Volleyball 2.0 November / December 2013 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2adab9ad?page=5"> CONVeNTiON PreView Shaking Things Up Kathy DeBoe</a> <a title="Coaching Volleyball 2.0 November / December 2013 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2adab9ad?page=6"> CONVeNTiON PreView don’t even live in the arctic,</a> <a title="Coaching Volleyball 2.0 November / December 2013 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2adab9ad?page=7"> I was thumbing through a Business Week magazine a</a> <a title="Coaching Volleyball 2.0 November / December 2013 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2adab9ad?page=8"> STOPBYBOOTH “VERT is a GAME CHANGER 938/940</a> <a title="Coaching Volleyball 2.0 November / December 2013 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2adab9ad?page=9"> By Craig Skinner Head Women’s Volleyball Coach, U</a> <a title="Coaching Volleyball 2.0 November / December 2013 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2adab9ad?page=10"> W hat can scouting an opponent really </a> <a title="Coaching Volleyball 2.0 November / December 2013 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2adab9ad?page=11"> stats; however, whatever stats you do h</a> <a title="Coaching Volleyball 2.0 November / December 2013 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2adab9ad?page=12"> day 1: Stat analySiS There are six statistical el</a> <a title="Coaching Volleyball 2.0 November / December 2013 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2adab9ad?page=13"> Click green numerals for details. 1 234 5</a> <a title="Coaching Volleyball 2.0 November / December 2013 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2adab9ad?page=14"> day 2: opponent tendenCieS and praCtiCe deSign 1.</a> <a title="Coaching Volleyball 2.0 November / December 2013 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2adab9ad?page=15"> This is an example of a shot chart showing oppone</a> <a title="Coaching Volleyball 2.0 November / December 2013 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2adab9ad?page=16"> day 3: final player preparation 1. 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