An Innovative Program for Further Developing Young Volleyball Players Demonstrated by Bring Your Own Parent (BYOP®) Program players and parents
Bridge the gap between training and competition
It is not enough to work on the Physical Elements of Performance and the Fundamental Skills of Volleyball in practice! Home training bridges the gap between training and competition by providing an ideal non-competetive, yet challenging, atmosphere within a safe and supportive environment. Your daily work at home affords players the oppurtunity to advance at a quicker rate.
The Home Training Program Series™ (HTPS™) was created by The Art of Coaching Volleyball and BYOP® Founder Ruth N. Nelson, who has amassed over 40 years of volleyball experience and expertise at all levels. Ruth is a former USA Team player, teacher and coach at the collegiate, national, and professional levels. For the past 18 years, Ruth has focused on and created the most innovative program for ages 10 and under that engages parents alongside their children in training (Bring Your Own Parent Program – BYOP®).
Ruth has created this unique Home Training Program Series™ for elementary students, youth players, parents, teachers and coaches that may be practiced not only at home with a parent, sibling or friend, but also before or after your regular team practice.
This program addresses two major areas: the first is the Physical Elements of Performance, which includes jump rope routines, hand-eye coordination using tennis balls, ace player card exercises, and the basic enhanced movement patterns used in volleyball. The second is the Fundamental Skills of Volleyball, which includes the Ace Player Card exercises, self and partner tossing for passing and setting, tossing for serving and footwork and arm swing for attacking.
Home Training Program Series™ at a glance:
All this ... while challenging players, engaging parents and having fun!
In order to become the best one can be, a player has to be challenged and supported on a consistent basis at home and outside the arena of competition. It is competition that serves to provide feedback on what the player has learned and how the player is progressing.
ENGAGING OTHERS It is fun and meaningful to involve friends, family, and even neighbors with a purpose!
ACCOMPLISHMENT & REWARDS This is a positive and challenging program!
TRAINING EXERCISES & VIDEO CLIPS
Learn how to train effectively and efficiently with 102 physical and skill training exercises in over 34 training video clips that challenges players to improve to move to the next level￼￼.
ACE PLAYER CARD & WORKSHEETS
Use the Ace Player Card to improve consistency and accuracy while the HTPS™ Worksheets help record performance and track improvement.
QUESTION & ANSWER
Take the individual quizzes after each video clip to check understanding and reinforce the key points.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Receive a personalized Certificate of Completion once you finish the entire Home Training Program Series™.
HTPS™ ACE PLAYER CARD
PHYSICAL ELEMENTS OF PERFORMANCE - Level 1
FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS OF VOLLEYBALL - Level 1
PHYSICAL ELEMENTS OF PERFORMANCE - Level 2
FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS OF VOLLEYBALL - Level 2
Innovator, teacher, motivator, sports marketer, fundraiser and visionary who put athlete opportunities first, Ruth N. Nelson has gained over 40 years of experience that encompasses successful coaching (16 years at the collegiate level including University of Iowa, Louisiana State University, University of Houston and George Williams College) with a total of over 500 wins.
She also had 3 University of Houston Players (Flo Hyman, Rita Crockett and Rose Magers) start on the 1984 Olympic Team and was the pioneer in the recruitment of minority athletes in the 70s. 5-time Olympian Danielle Scott was part of her first junior club program in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Baton Rouge Volleyball Club).
Nelson was a USA National Team Player as a setter, USA National Team Assistant Coach, USA National Team Technical Advisor, USA Junior National Team Head Coach, USA World University Games Head Coach, Dallas Belles Major League Volleyball Professional Team Head Coach and, most recently, Head Coach of USA Volleyball Senior A2 Team (now the A2 Collegiate Team).
Over the past 18 years, Nelson has specialized in training 5-10 year olds in her BYOP® and GoKids Youth Sports™ Programs, including:
Ruth's innovations have included:
Ruth’s experiences have resulted in her ability to:
Since Nelson's Master's thesis on the Statistical Analysis of Passing and Serving, Ruth has gathered data for ages 4-10, which included:
Among her honors, Nelson has also received various prestigious awards from USA Volleyball:
Nelson has also conducted over 600 presentations at AVCA Conventions, Art of Coaching Clinics and various conferences, college camps, high school team banquets, seminars, and workshops, worldwide. Topics have included:
Feature articles on BYOP® (Bring Your Own Parent) include AVCA’s Volleyball Coaching 2.0, Sports Imports Blogs, and Junior Volleyball Association (JVCA) Blog as well as being featured as one of 8 in the first Coaching Wizard book released in December of 2016.
Q: Who should take this Home Training Program Series™ and why is it important?
Q: How long will it take me to complete the Home Training Program Series™? The Home Training Program Series™ has been developed for an 8-week time period. The goal is for the course to be utilized in an ongoing way throughout the season. However, if the HTPS™ is done with new exercises introduced on weekly basis, it can be completed sooner.
Q: Will I have lifetime access to the content? If you purchase the Home Training Program Series™, you will be able to review the video clips at any time; they will not expire.
Q: Can I view the video clips in any order? With the Home Training Program Series™, you have full access to move from video to video in whichever order you wish. If you begin at Level 1 and find it too easy, you can easily jump to Level 2 and vice-versa.
Q: How can I access the HTPS™ once I purchase it? Once you purchase the course, you can always access it by logging into your Art of Coaching Volleyball account, hovering over My Account in the top right corner of the websie, and clicking My Courses.