Top Notch Training

In the May/June issue of  Training and Conditioning, Matt Delancey explains how he designs the program for the Florida Gator Women’s volleyball team. 

This is probably one of the most interesting articles I’ve read in a long time.  I’ve heard Matt speak a couple of times at clinics and was fortunate enough to get to observe him conduct a training session at UF.  I think that he does a great job and this article explains why.  Matt puts emphasis on three things in the program:

  1. Developing sport specific athleticism
  2. Injury prevention training
  3. Addressing individual weaknesses

Obviously most of us try to design our programs in a way that the same 3 items are addressed.  I do admit that a volleyball team has less bodies to train than some other sports so some things are easier to plan for and incorporate.   Regardless, it is a good read and worth your time.  I encourage you to check it out.



2 thoughts on “Top Notch Training

  1. Thanks for posting this. I do take the same mind set with track and field and swimming and diving here at UF which is roughly 180 athletes. So, it can be done on a big scale. It just takes alot of effort. Thanks again!

  2. No problem Matt. I thought that it was a good article. FYI – I’m the ATC that came up from Deltona HS a few years ago to watch you train the VB team. Hopefully I can make it back up there sometime.


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