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How To Transfer Schools As A College Volleyball Athlete

How To Transfer Schools As A College Volleyball Athlete

Whether you got recruited to your dream school or took your only offer, sometimes a transfer can be a necessity. It’s not simple progress, but neither is getting recruited and you did that! There are...

ByScotty Jenkins | Tue Jun 14 2022
Indoor Volleyball: What Is Each Position On A Volleyball Team?

Indoor Volleyball: What Is Each Position On A Volleyball Team?

Why does a volleyball team have 12-15 players on a roster but only six on the court? Most players have a specialized position that they will sub into the game for. So what are these positions and who...

ByScotty Jenkins | Thu Mar 11 2021
What College Coaches Are Looking for in a Recruit

What College Coaches Are Looking for in a Recruit

Playing for a college team takes more than talent or level of skill, and coaches are looking for different characteristics and traits in recruits for their college team. Remember, it is the coach's...

ByRebekah Morris | Wed Jul 20 2022
Volleyball Players: Here are Four Ways to Boost Your Recruitment

Volleyball Players: Here are Four Ways to Boost Your Recruitment

No matter how talented or hardworking you are as an athlete, there are ways to boost your recruitment in order to get noticed by colleges, universities, and recruiters that you're looking to play...

ByRebekah Morris | Mon May 09 2022
Volleyball Recruiting: Nine Questions For Recruits To Ask Volleyball Coaches

Volleyball Recruiting: Nine Questions For Recruits To Ask Volleyball Coaches

Finding a good college, team, coach, and place to spend four years of your life is important and exciting! There are a lot of factors to consider when making the decision of where to go to college,...

ByRebekah Morris | Mon Sep 26 2022
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GMTM Athletes Of The Week - February 1, 2021

GMTM Athletes Of The Week - February 1, 2021

Submissions have come pouring in to our 25 Virtual Events that are live on GMTM right now. Here are some of our favorite competitors submitting videos from all around the...

ByNisshanth Perumalsamy | Tue Feb 02 2021
Each Activity In The Volleyball Canada 2022 NEP and U18 Tryout On GMTM

Each Activity In The Volleyball Canada 2022 NEP and U18 Tryout On GMTM

On November 11th, Volleyball Canada launched their 2022 Women's NEP and U18 Tryout on GMTM [https://gmtm.com/virtuals/219/2022-womens-national-excellence-program-nep]. Canadian volleyball athletes -...

ByScotty Jenkins | Thu Nov 11 2021
College Volleyball Will Play In Spring: Here's What The 2021 NCAA Tournament Will Look Like

College Volleyball Will Play In Spring: Here's What The 2021 NCAA Tournament Will Look Like

Finally spring season is here and we can tune into watching competitive volleyball. It's the same season just at a different time and we're ready for it! The regular season will be from January 22nd...

ByRebekah Morris | Mon Feb 08 2021
How College Volleyball Differs From The High School Sport

How College Volleyball Differs From The High School Sport

When you commit to playing college volleyball you have to commit to other decisions as well to achieve your goals on the court. There are a lot of differences when you advance to the next level and...

ByRebekah Morris | Wed May 11 2022
Beach Volleyball Starting Up in March and Who to Watch

Beach Volleyball Starting Up in March and Who to Watch

Beach volleyball starts soon, in March, and many teams and players are looking forward to competing and get in some volleyball action. Four teams we will have an eye on in the 2021 season are LSU,...

ByRebekah Morris | Thu Feb 18 2021
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The Libero: Volleyball's Most Unique Position Explained

The Libero: Volleyball's Most Unique Position Explained

The libero position on the volleyball team is one of the most important positions in the game of volleyball (Rank by importance were Setters, Outsides, Liberos). Defense is important but serve...

ByRebekah Morris | Sat Jul 23 2022
GMTM Athletes Of The Week - February 9, 2021

GMTM Athletes Of The Week - February 9, 2021

Submissions have come pouring in to our 25 Virtual Events that are live on GMTM right now. Here are some of our favorite competitors submitting videos from all around the...

ByNisshanth Perumalsamy | Mon Feb 15 2021
5 Mental Tricks To Help a Volleyball Player Who Is Struggling

5 Mental Tricks To Help a Volleyball Player Who Is Struggling

No matter who you are, no matter what kind of athlete you are, no matter how talented you are, there will be moments of failure. In fact, if you continue to play the game and aren't failing in some...

ByRebekah Morris | Thu Jul 28 2022
Seven Tips Every Volleyball Player Needs To Increase Their Vertical Jump

Seven Tips Every Volleyball Player Needs To Increase Their Vertical Jump

Whether you are a defensive specialist, a setter, or an attacker, increasing your vertical and jump height will help you in your volleyball skills. While playing the game over and over through...

ByRebekah Morris | Fri Jan 07 2022
What a Captain Does in Volleyball and Why it is So Important

What a Captain Does in Volleyball and Why it is So Important

Being a captain for any sport is a privilege that one must not take for granted. Every team will vote and choose their captains differently. Sometimes the coach will let the players vote for their...

ByRebekah Morris | Thu May 06 2021
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Beach Volleyball Rules: How The Sand Differs From Indoor Volleyball

Beach Volleyball Rules: How The Sand Differs From Indoor Volleyball

What can be better than watching volleyball? Not much... besides watching volleyball on the beach! Beach volleyball is a relatively-new NCAA sport that is growing as fast as any. And now, volleyball...

ByRebekah Morris | Mon Jul 18 2022
5 Best Volleyball Drills and Workouts to Improve Blocking

5 Best Volleyball Drills and Workouts to Improve Blocking

In volleyball, blocking is the first form of defense. Your blockers, where you place them, and their level of play, can determine where you place the defend by them and can determine what kind of...

ByRebekah Morris | Tue Jul 19 2022
The Five Best Offseason Sports For Volleyball Players

The Five Best Offseason Sports For Volleyball Players

We all know the best athletes play more than one sport. From Michael Jordan and his baseball days to Jackie Robinson and track, well-rounded athletes produce success. While some coaches and programs...

ByScotty Jenkins | Sat Apr 09 2022
Volleyball: How To Become a Better Passer

Volleyball: How To Become a Better Passer

Passing is a necessary skill needed to boost your play level from good to great. I have heard a college coach say, "We find a lot of good defensive players, but when we find a great passer we stick...

ByRebekah Morris | Mon Apr 18 2022
How To Do A Volleyball Float Serve: Step-By-Step Instructions

How To Do A Volleyball Float Serve: Step-By-Step Instructions

The float jump serve is the most difficult serve for opposing teams to pass and once you master the technique and form, you will find plenty of passers who have trouble receiving your serve. What is...

ByRebekah Morris | Thu Mar 04 2021
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GMTM Athletes Of The Week - March 17th, 2021

GMTM Athletes Of The Week - March 17th, 2021

With over 3o Virtual Events happening live on GMTM right now, athletes from all over the world are leveraging their talent and finding opportunities easier than ever. From volleyball to bobsledding...

ByNisshanth Perumalsamy | Mon Mar 29 2021
GMTM Athletes Of The Week - March 29th, 2021

GMTM Athletes Of The Week - March 29th, 2021

With over 3o Virtual Events happening live on GMTM right now, athletes from all over the world are leveraging their talent and finding opportunities easier than ever. From volleyball to bobsledding...

ByNisshanth Perumalsamy | Tue Mar 30 2021
GMTM Athletes Of The Week - April 12th, 2021

GMTM Athletes Of The Week - April 12th, 2021

With over 3o Virtual Events happening live on GMTM right now, athletes from all over the world are leveraging their talent and finding opportunities easier than ever. From volleyball to bobsledding...

ByNisshanth Perumalsamy | Wed Apr 14 2021
GMTM Athletes Of The Week - May 5th, 2021

GMTM Athletes Of The Week - May 5th, 2021

With over 3o Virtual Events happening live on GMTM right now, athletes from all over the world are leveraging their talent and finding opportunities easier than ever. From volleyball to bobsledding...

ByNisshanth Perumalsamy | Thu May 06 2021
Volleyball BC Hosts Virtual Tryout For Men's & Women's Junior Teams

Volleyball BC Hosts Virtual Tryout For Men's & Women's Junior Teams

Volleyball athletes from all over British Columbia have started taking matters into their own hands. Specifically, by using their smart phones to create content for Team BC's Volleyball Virtual...

ByScotty Jenkins | Mon Apr 19 2021
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GMTM Athletes Of The Week - May 20th, 2021

GMTM Athletes Of The Week - May 20th, 2021

With over 30 Virtual Events happening live on GMTM right now, athletes from all over the world are leveraging their talent and finding opportunities easier than ever. From volleyball to bobsledding...

ByNisshanth Perumalsamy | Mon May 24 2021
The Secret to Improving Your Vertical Jump

The Secret to Improving Your Vertical Jump

One of the most important measurements of an athlete is their vertical jump. Vertical jumps measure explosiveness and power and are easy to track throughout your career. Knowing your vertical is an...

ByGeorge P | Tue Jun 22 2021
Meet the USA Volleyball Team’s Outside Hitter

Meet the USA Volleyball Team’s Outside Hitter

As the USA's women’s indoor volleyball team continues to dominate the Tokyo Olympics, more experts are guaranteeing they are a shoe-in for the gold medal. The team’s starting lineup includes four...

ByGrace White | Wed Aug 04 2021
The Positives of Playing Club Volleyball For College Recruits

The Positives of Playing Club Volleyball For College Recruits

Do you aspire to step into your next level as a collegiate volleyball player? Are you unsure if playing travel ball is the right next step for you to take? Maybe having doubts, wondering what the...

ByGrace White | Thu Sep 08 2022
Most Frequently Asked Questions About Volleyball

Most Frequently Asked Questions About Volleyball

One thing that I find changes overall enjoyment in not only watching sports but sometimes even in developing a desire to play a specific sport is to truly understand more about the specific sport....

ByGrace White | Thu Oct 14 2021
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Six Most Common Volleyball Injuries & How To Prevent Them

Six Most Common Volleyball Injuries & How To Prevent Them

What are the top volleyball injuries and what are the best tips to avoid them? As volleyball involves continuous overhead motions, such as spiking, blocking and setting, players are prone to overuse...

ByGrace White | Fri May 13 2022
Why is Karch Kiraly the Greatest Men's Volleyball Hall of Fame Player?

Why is Karch Kiraly the Greatest Men's Volleyball Hall of Fame Player?

The greatest? The greatest at what you may be thinking? Karch Kiraly is the absolute best at the game of volleyball. Mostly known as “Karch” Kiraly, his full name is Charles Frederick. Born November...

ByGrace White | Sat Aug 28 2021
College Volleyball: Why The Libero Position Is So Important

College Volleyball: Why The Libero Position Is So Important

"Why is that player wearing a different color jersey?" This is an inevitable question from any new viewer of a volleyball game. Many times, the first time someone would be seeing a volleyball game...

ByAlexis Peltzer-Harding | Fri Apr 29 2022
First Point Volleyball Foundation Focused On Growing The Sport

First Point Volleyball Foundation Focused On Growing The Sport

As we continue to return to life as we knew it before the pandemic began, fans, coaches and athletes alike have been able to get back out on the court and field in 2021. It’s certainly been a welcome...

ByAndrew Pistone | Wed Oct 27 2021
Volleyball Recruiting: Best Tips For Playing In College At Every Position

Volleyball Recruiting: Best Tips For Playing In College At Every Position

What are some of the top best tips for excelling at different positions in volleyball? Are you in a hitting position? Outside, middle or right side hitter? If you answered yes, then definitely...

ByGrace White | Sat Aug 13 2022
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Volleyball: Three Best Drills & Workouts To Improve Your Setting

Volleyball: Three Best Drills & Workouts To Improve Your Setting

Setters are key members of a team’s offense. They are skilled in the overhand set, speed, accuracy, and court awareness. Do you want to Become A Better...

ByRebekah Morris | Tue Jul 12 2022
Volleyball: How To Become A Better Setter

Volleyball: How To Become A Better Setter

In volleyball, the setter controls the offense by turning the first pass into a hittable ball. They should be the most knowledgeable players on the court, have great hands, be quick, and an outspoken...

ByScotty Jenkins | Wed Jul 13 2022
Volleyball: Four Steps For Defensive Player To Improve Your Digging

Volleyball: Four Steps For Defensive Player To Improve Your Digging

Whether you live to hit the floor or find you find yourself feeling uneasy as a big hitter on the other team goes up for a swing, improving your digging and defense will help you not only be...

ByRebekah Morris | Sat Jul 16 2022
How To Do A Volleyball Jump Serve: Step-By-Step Instructions

How To Do A Volleyball Jump Serve: Step-By-Step Instructions

The Jump Serve, also called the spike serve, is an essential skill for any player to learn. Players who can make use of the jump serve are able to completely put off the opposing team’s timing,...

ByRebekah Morris | Sun Jul 17 2022
Important Beach Volleyball Terminology to Know Before You Watch

Important Beach Volleyball Terminology to Know Before You Watch

Beach volleyball [gmtm.com/articles/tag/beach-volleyball] is a fun and exciting sport for the summer. The game is usually played between either two or four person teams in sand courts. Sand courts...

ByScotty Jenkins | Fri Nov 04 2022
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College Volleyball Recruiting: How Athletes Can Get Ahead Before High School

College Volleyball Recruiting: How Athletes Can Get Ahead Before High School

The first step in getting recruited by a college volleyball team is to take advantage of the competition in high school. No matter what area you are from or the size of your school, they will offer...

ByScotty Jenkins | Sun Oct 23 2022
What It's Like To Play Professional Volleyball In A Different Country

What It's Like To Play Professional Volleyball In A Different Country

At some point throughout their lifetime, every athlete has the dream to play professionally, even if just for a moment. The thought of getting to play your sport as your day job? There are few things...

ByScotty Jenkins | Wed Nov 16 2022
How GMTM helps Ontario Volleyball create more opportunities for Canadian athletes

How GMTM helps Ontario Volleyball create more opportunities for Canadian athletes

The Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) has an interesting problem.  Located within a few hours of 94-percent of the province’s population, OVA’s problem certainly isn’t finding elite athletes. In...

ByOVA Team Ontario | Mon Mar 20 2023
Digital Talent Identification: Volleyball Canada's Solution for Saving Athletes Thousands

Digital Talent Identification: Volleyball Canada's Solution for Saving Athletes Thousands

The average family of a youth volleyball player will spend $30,000 a year to compete at an elite level. That’s more than it costs to enroll the same child in college for a year. Parents sacrifice...

ByJoey Grant | Tue Jan 24 2023
Ontario Volleyball Association: February/March - News and Updates

Ontario Volleyball Association: February/March - News and Updates

A new season means new events and opportunities for volleyball athletes across Canada. As the winter weather starts to disappear, beach volleyball athletes are also coming out of hibernation and...

ByOVA Team Ontario | Thu Mar 30 2023
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Can Canadians play college sports in America? NCAA Eligibility guide for international athletes

Can Canadians play college sports in America? NCAA Eligibility guide for international athletes

Are you a high school volleyball player dreaming of playing college volleyball in the United States? You're not alone. Many international athletes have successfully gone on to play at the NCAA level,...

ByOVA Team Ontario | Wed Apr 12 2023
Trending Stories from Volleyball Canada: March/April

Trending Stories from Volleyball Canada: March/April

A new season means new events and opportunities for volleyball athletes across Canada. As the winter finally disappears, beach volleyball athletes are also coming out of hibernation and volleyball...

ByJoey Grant | Thu Apr 20 2023
A few of the best Canadian beach volleyball players who call Ontario home

A few of the best Canadian beach volleyball players who call Ontario home

Ontario has a rich collection of Volleyball players who had great international careers. From small-town gyms across the province to the sand courts dotting the shores of Lake Ontario, a ton of great...

ByOklend Llakaj | Thu Apr 27 2023
Volleyball Recruits: 10 Tips For Acing The College Recruiting Process

Volleyball Recruits: 10 Tips For Acing The College Recruiting Process

The college volleyball recruiting process can be intimidating for high school athletes, but with the right approach, it can also be an exciting opportunity to showcase your skills and potentially...

ByOVA Team Ontario | Fri Jun 02 2023
Achieve a Higher Vertical Jump with These Essential Exercises

Achieve a Higher Vertical Jump with These Essential Exercises

A higher vertical jump is a coveted skill in many sports, ranging from basketball and volleyball, to track and field. Improving your vertical jump can give you a significant edge over your opponents,...

ByTiffany Allen | Wed Jun 14 2023
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Top Volleyball Drills for Beginners

Top Volleyball Drills for Beginners

Are you new to the sport of volleyball and looking for essential drills to improve your skills? In this article, we will cover several fundamental volleyball drills that are perfect for beginners...

ByTiffany Allen | Wed Jul 12 2023
GMTM: A Bridge to Canada's Vibrant Volleyball Talent

GMTM: A Bridge to Canada's Vibrant Volleyball Talent

"What is the secret ingredient behind GMTM's success?" I was recently asked this question, so I wanted to share what I believe to be the key to our success. The answer lies in the power of...

ByJoey Grant | Tue Jul 25 2023
Ace Your Game: A Youth Volleyball Training Guide for Success

Ace Your Game: A Youth Volleyball Training Guide for Success

Are you looking to become a future volleyball superstar? If you're passionate about spiking, blocking, and digging your way to victory, you've come to the right place. Volleyball is more than just a...

ByTiffany Allen | Wed Oct 04 2023
Elevating Your Game: Advanced Volleyball Drills for Elite Athletes

Elevating Your Game: Advanced Volleyball Drills for Elite Athletes

The sport of volleyball has seen remarkable growth and success in Canada, on both national and international stages in recent years. Elite athletes from all across Canada have consistently...

ByTiffany Allen | Thu Oct 05 2023