Kansas Volleyball Hosts Coaches Clinic This Weekend

April 24, 2007


Head Coach Ray Bechard and the <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>University of Kansas women’s volleyball program will be hosting their annual Volleyball Coaches Clinic Friday and Saturday at Horejsi Gymnasium. The clinic will feature several guest speakers and will provide many useful drills including ball control drills, set to attack drills and 6 on 6 drills. Sessions on volleyball specific strength & conditioning, the latest nutritional issues, and volleyball sport psychology will be presented.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

Participants will obtain an in depth look at the training techniques used by the KU program. Members of the 2006 team will participate in all the sessions, including a full practice. Participants will hear Bechard’s insight on growing volleyball at all levels. A comprehensive clinic notebook, clinic t-shirt, two meals and a clinic social on Friday night are added bonuses that make this event a unique one. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity

Scheduled speakers include Bill Cordes, a speaker, consultant and author who has keynoted for programs in 42 states, four islands and WashingtonD.C. For the past 15 years, Bill has been an integral part of Coach Bechard’s teams in the team-building and motivational areas, and is always a clinic favorite.

Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach Andrea Hudy is also scheduled to speak. Ms. Hudy oversees the strength and conditioning programs for the volleyball program as well as men’s and women’s basketball programs. Prior to coming to Kansas, Hudy spent 10 years at the University of Connecticut helping to earn eight Division I National Championships in three different sports.

Dr. Megan Brent will also speak at the clinic. Dr. Brent joined Kansas Athletics in 2006 and provides individual counseling and performance enhancement services for KU student-athletes. She trains athletes to use mental skills such as imagery, positive thinking and relaxation.

Randy Bird, Kansas Athletics’ dietitian and nutrition specialist will also speak at the clinic. He provides nutrition education and counseling the university’s 16 athletic teams, collaborating with the sports medicine team and coaches to promote enhanced performance and optimal health in each athlete. He also oversees the Jayhawk Training Table, body composition analysis, and dietary supplement evaluation.

The cost for the event is $100 for early registration and $110 on the day of the clinic. If you have any questions, please contact Jill Stuckey at 785-864-3921 or at jillj@ku.edu

For a clinic brochure, click here.