Tag Archives: Volleyball

Setting up for an unpredictable finish

As appeared on NCAA.com and the AVCA’s Coaching Volleyball Magazine by @DavidAPortney Gone are the days of hot and humid gyms of opening day weekend. Gone are the preseason matches that see your favorite programs play schools you’ve never seen. … Continue reading

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Making Volleyball Better on Television

by @DavidAPortney We all watch TV. Some watch it more than others. Some watch programs they don’t like to admit as a change of pace to their everyday lives (guilty with that one), and some just leave the TV programmed to … Continue reading

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Marketing your Volleyball Program

by @DavidAPortney (As will appear in June/July issue of Coaching Volleyball Magazine) “I’m very convinced the more fans that understand the game, the more they’ll fall in love with it.”                   – Becky Schmidt, Hope College Head Coach We hear this … Continue reading

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Media Coverage & Female Athletes

by @DavidAPortney (To appear in the next issue of Coaching Volleyball Magazine) Not long ago I was handed a DVD titled “Media Coverage & Female Athletes,” and popped it in having a vague idea of what to expect.  After 3.5 … Continue reading

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Top-5 improvements that need to be made on volleyball broadcasts

by @DavidAPortney I’ve been working in volleyball for the last three years and in the media for the past decade, and I’m thrilled about the significant increase in TV coverage of the sport.  Thanks to regional and conference networks such … Continue reading

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