BOOK - "Complete Conditioning for Volleyball"
by Al Scates, Michael Lin




Get in top volleyball shape by using the same training techniques as the powerhouse UCLA teams use! Complete Conditioning for Volleyball—written by the Bruins’ legendary coach, Al Scates, and St. Louis University’s strength and conditioning coordinator, Mike Linn—will have you serving with more power and consistency, skying higher on every jump, and covering the court with increased quickness and agility.

Utilizing this winning training program has direct on-court results, as your digs, kills, and blocks increase and you remain strong through the end of every match. The perfect workout manual for coaches and players alike, Complete Conditioning for Volleyball links the drills and exercises to diagrams and photos in easy-to-understand fashion.

The latest title in the popular Complete Conditioning for Sports series, this book follows a formula proven to get athletes in the best possible shape for their sport. You’ll find beneficial, volleyball-specific exercises and drills for in-season and off-season, on-court and off-court practice.

Over the past four decades, Coach Scates has set the standard for success in collegiate volleyball, netting 18 NCAA Division I championships. With his book Complete Conditioning for Volleyball, he gives you the perfect set for you to score with greater fitness on the court.

About the Author

Al Scates is the winningest coach in college volleyball history with an impressive 1,019 wins in 39 seasons at UCLA. Since beginning his tenure at UCLA, he has coached the Bruins to 20 national titles and 18 NCAA Division I championships. Scates has been named the American Volleyball Coaches Association National Coach of the Year five times and was the first active coach to be inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame. The former UCLA All-American has traveled the world as a player and a coach and is regarded as the United States’ foremost volleyball authority. In addition to coaching the Bruins, Scates enjoys traveling and playing golf. He lives in Encino, California.

Mike Linn is the strength and conditioning coordinator at St. Louis University. Linn was the strength and conditioning coach at UCLA and was also the director of UCLA’s Athletic Performance Sports Training Facility, where he supervised the training for both the men’s and women’s volleyball programs. Linn is CSCS certified and has helped train hundreds of volleyball players. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Training to Be a Champion

Chapter 1 Volleyball Performance Factors
Chapter 2 Flexibility
Chapter 3 Core Stability and Power
Chapter 4 Strength and Explosiveness
Chapter 5 Honing Agility and Quickness
Chapter 6 Court Drills
Chapter 7 Year-Round Conditioning
Chapter 8 Nutritional Support for Training and Performance

Words of Praise

"This is a must-have text for coaches and players at all levels. Al and Mike bring tremendous credibility to the table and their reputation for excellence is legendary. Complete Conditioning for Volleyball presents all the critical training information for our sport in a format that is easy to understand and apply, yet will produce big-time results.”

Stephanie Schleuder
President, American Volleyball Coaches Association
Women’s head volleyball coach, Macalester College

"Al Scates is a master at coaching volleyball, and now he has combined his efforts with strength coach Mike Linn to put together a book of drills, workouts, and programs that will benefit all volleyball players and coaches."

Andy Banachowski
Woman’s head volleyball coach
University of California at Los Angeles

”Al Scates has compiled a truly amazing record of success over 40 years in our sport by implementing innovative and proven methods that truly benefit performance. In Complete Conditioning for Volleyball, Al and conditioning specialist Mike Linn teach you how to prepare for maximum success. I highly recommend this book.”

Douglas Beal, PhD
Head volleyball coach
USA men’s national team


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