Our short history

HOW WE'VE STARTED VOLLEYSIM.

While watching a local college volleyball game, we were amazed how the libero moved around the court, anticipating the developing play and responding accordingly. She never stopped moving and was exactly where she needed to be when the ball came her way.

Interested in how she became so good at this, we began researching volleyball training methods and there were no resources available to practice these responses without needing other players to help.

We had an idea to creating a virtual training simulation that could allow athletes to practice “reading” without the logistics of a court or other players.

VolleySim

WHAT IS VOLLEYSIM

VolleySim is a virtual training product for Volleyball Players and Coaches in order to visualize specific decision making aspects of the game of volleyball. Our top priority is to ensure the accuracy of a training simulation to empower motivated athletes the ability to train no matter where they are. VolleySim will train athletes to reach their potential and increase their level of play. Many players want extra practices, more coaching, and more help to improve, but at a point, the body must rest.

VolleySim is designed to allow those athletes who crave more knowledge and more practice a way to practice reading the game, anytime, anywhere.

Reading

WHAT IS READING THE GAME?

“The premiere skill is the ability to see and read the game.”- Hugh McCutcheon (former head coach of the US men's national volleyball team, the former head coach of the US women's national volleyball team, and the current head coach of the University of Minnesota's women's volleyball team)

Reading the game is the ability for you to see what is happening with the other team in terms of both court position and body position in order to anticipate a most likely course of action. This anticipation will allow you to move yourself and your body in the correct position prior to the ball even starting to move to your side of the court.

“Learn to anticipate, read the before and at contact actions, and remember the flow and tendencies under stress of opponents....and do it at the right place and time, the better we all will be.” –John Kessel (USA Volleyball’s Director of Sport Development, coaching since 1971 at the collegiate level or above, including Women’s U.S. Open titles in 1986 & 87. A sought after international lecturer, he has conducted 1-2 week seminars in all 50 states, and in over 30 Nations; In 1995, Volleyball Magazine’s special Centennial issue named him one of the 50 most important people in the sport in the past 100 years.)