The essentials taught here are critical to any serious volleyball athlete. This course teaches the skills and techniques I practiced daily as an NCAA All-American, an Olympian and international professional, and then taught my teams as a coach at Nebraska, as a club coach and with the Junior and Youth National Teams with USA Volleyball. The course covers wall setting, defense, footwork, serving, passing and walking progressions.
The videos are recorded inside a gym where I explain and demonstrate the basic fundamentals and proper technique to execute each skill correctly. I also show through a series of progressions how to advance from basic break down to a more practical practice drill. Throughout this course I show proper techniques and daily practice drills that you can do on your own at home, in a gym with someone else, or in a team practice.
Olympian and NCAA Champion Coach
Charlene Johnson Whitted (formerly Johnson-Tagaloa) has built an impressive volleyball resume as an Olympian, NCAA Division I National Champion coach, Youth and Junior National Team Coach with USA Volleyball, international professional player and collegiate 2x All-American. Her accolades include numerous MVP and All-American awards, Hall of Fame Inductee, Gold Medal Winner, and more.
Career Highlights include:
- 2012-13 Junior National Team Coach
- 2010-11 Youth National Team Coach
- 2010 Youth Olympics Coach, Singapore
- 2006 National Champion Coach, Nebraska
- 2006 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee
- 2000 Olympian
- 1999 NORCECA Best Setter Award
- 1999 Bronze Medal, Pan American Games
- 2x AVCA All-American
- 1994 WAC Player of the Year
- 1991 WAC Freshman of the Year
- 2x Junior Olympics MVP
Charlene has spent the past fifteen years, except the years she was coaching at University of Nebraska, as the Director of Volleyball for American College Connection, providing college volleyball recruiting services through her website at www.VolleyballRecruitingCoach.com. She also acts as the instructor of Charlene Johnson Whitted Volleyball Camps, conducting camps all across the country. Her camp schedule and complete bio are available at www.cjwvolleyball.com.
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