Mastering Volleyball - Practice Organization featuring Coach Al Scates (19 NCAA National Championships)by sportvideos
How does a program win 19 NCAA Volleyball Championships? Having talented players is certainly a good place to start, but effective practice organization is the glue that holds all the pieces together. In this unique program, Hall of Fame Coach Al Scates demonstrates how to maximize every minute of practice time. He covers every facet of conducting a successful practice: warm up drills, blocking, hitting, passing and competitive team drills. This program is the perfect tool for developing championship-level players and teams.
One of the greatest coaching careers in the history of collegiate sports came to an end following the 2012 season, as Al Scates retired from coaching at UCLA. Scates left an unmatched legacy of success, longevity and influence in collegiate men's volleyball. Al Scates and UCLA volleyball won NCAA championships in 1970-71-72-74-75-76-79-81- 82-83-84-87-89-93-95-96-98-2000-06. He was named Coach of the Year in 1984, '87, '93, '96, '98 and 2006.
Scates' 50-year coaching record of 1,239-290 (.812) is one of the best in collegiate sports. When he retired that record ranked first among all Division I volleyball coaches. In addition to their 19 NCAA titles, the Bruins also won USVBA collegiate championships in 1965 and '67 under Scates' stewardship. During his six decades at UCLA, he coached 54 different first-team NCAA and 26 USVBA All-Americans, 44 U.S. National Team members, 27 Olympians and seven different Players of the Year. On Dec. 16, 2004, Al Scates was inducted into the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Hall of Fame.