Championship Thinking in Sports

Jim Meier

Championship Thinking in Sports – The Dynamically Changing Landscape of College Volleyball

Collegiate Volleyball has and continues to grow leaps and bounds. It should. Not only is the game exciting to watch, at the elite level the sport requires athletes to perform with exceptional levels of strength, agility, quickness, mental toughness, team communication and dynamics, stamina and technical skills. Show guest, Lindsay Peterson, 7 year U. of Nebraska* Director of Volleyball Operations talks us through this growth and change with tips for how the HS volleyball player can successfully transition to college. Following her four years as a Husker standout on a team that went 123-10 including the 2000 national championship, Lindsay coached at Northern Colorado, Virginia Tech and the 15 and under USA Junior Olympic National 2010 title team. She also earned three first-team All-Big 12 selection academic honors. Suffice it to say, Lindsay, steeped in a program of national prominence, KNOWS VOLLEYBALL from many perspectives. *Since the American Volleyball Coaches Association weekly polls began, Nebraska is one of two team (the other is Stanford) to be rated every week and has spent the most weeks, 394, in the DI top ten.