How to prevent common volleyball injuries

April 11th, 2013

Injuries are never fun. Besides the pain and practice time wasted, they may leave chronic lingering effects. Prevention require a combination of rest and healing in recovery as well as strengthening and protections in prevention.

Common injuries include
- ankle spring/twists
- knee twists or ligment tears
- lower back pain
- shoulder muscle or rotator cuff strains
- general muscle sprains

I’ll highlight a couple aspects. They are not meant to be comprehensive. Please consult physical therapists and other literature to gain deeper knowledge.

Coaching Corner: How to be a great setter.

December 25th, 2010

Hello, all,

Happy Holidays!

We hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing break but also staying active and in-shape to prepare for season start :) . Head coaches Tian and Peilan hope all the setters could get some touches everyday during the break. They recommend you simply set a ball to the wall and straight up to yourself at least 100 times a day. If you have access to a setters (training) ball, that will be even better.

Additionally, here’s some tips on keys to becoming a great setter. This is the first of a series quick training instructions on all aspects of the game. They will be posted on our club blog at .

Come out and support Cards Men’s Volleyball in Playoffs

April 24th, 2010

My ex-coach has ask me to recruit support as Stanford begins playoffs for next few weeks. Be sure to represent Eclipse in the crowds. See you there!

The Stanford men’s volleyball team looks to continue its regular-season success as it hosts No. 8 seed UC-Irvine (15-14, 10-12 MPSF) in the first round of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Tournament on Saturday night.
The Cardinal, who will enjoy home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, enters postseason play as the No. 1 seed in the tournament and the No. 1 team in the country after going 19-6 overall this season with a 16-6 conference record.

Newest Eclipsoid

April 18th, 2010

As many have heard through the grapevine, director Dan is proud to welcome newest member of the Eclipse family. His baby boy Zachary Zhang was born on Apr. 12th, at 6 pounds and 9 ounces, 20 inches tall. He is thankful for all the congrats and has new found appreciation of all parents. He’ll look to get Zach started early on his setting hands.

Coaching Corner: Middle Blocker quick attack

April 18th, 2010

Coaching Corner is meant to give some quick tips or reference to specific fundamental skills for all positions.

First episode talks about how to hit a “quick” or 1 ball. It is not limited to MBs and contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be tall to do it, although it certainly helps. There’s 3 keys to doing it well, timing, timing and timing! In order to be on time, footwork is huge as are for all things in volleyball. Here’s some tips:

Newsletter VI: Area League #3 and NonLeague #7

April 8th, 2010

Hello, Ellipsoids,
Just want to comment on the great run all the teams has made recently. All teams have show steady improvement. We are confident that will continue to grow with the support of all of the parents and leadership of the coaches.
Please also enjoy the period of break from competition in April to and recharge for the end of the season as team gears up to finish atop the region once again. Go Eclipse!

Area League #3 – 3/27/2010 record
Pool Pool 1 Shoreline W 2-0 25-12, 25-17
Pool 2 Burlingame Sports Center Navy W 2-0 25-17, 26-24
Top Bracket Semifinal Palo Alto W 2-1 25-20, 23-25, 15-11
Final SF Tremors Cheetahs W 2-0 25-9, 27-25 1st 30-8

Newsletter V: Spring Classic

March 17th, 2010

Photo day
Reminder about photo day this week. Please wear your royal jerseys and bring your stylists. Please arrive on time and be prepare to start individual photos before entire team arrives for team photo. Remember to bring your order form with payment.

Wed. 3/17th 6:20 pm 14s Black keys school
Wed. 3/17th 6:40 pm 18s Black keys school
Thur. 3/18th 6:50 pm 12s Black keys school
Sun. 3/21st, 09:50AM 14 Gold, Sunnyvale Comm. Center
Sun. 3/21st, 10:10AM 18 Gold, Sunnyvale Comm. Center

2010 President’s Day Results

February 22nd, 2010

Hello, Eclipsoids,

We just want to give some updates on recent competition. Congrats on a great President’s Day tournament finish. It is a tournament that Eclipse has always enjoyed playing in and achieved much success in the past. It was a long three days, full of sweat, pain, joy, ups and downs.

We know that for many teams, if a few points went a different way by us or other matches, we could have easily ended up even higher in seeding. But we want to emphasize that the more important point is that each team and player has improved through these challenging competitions. We also value and camaraderie and sportsmanship we built.

2010 Area League Qualifier Results

February 13th, 2010

Area League Qualifier

16s black finished 1st place, congrats!

16s gold finished 1st place, congrats!

14s black finished 1st place, congrats!

14s gold finished 2nd place (runners up to 14black), congrats!

12s finished 3rd place, congrats!

18 Gold finished 3rd place, congrats!

18 Black finished 1st place, congrats!

New Rules and How to Scorekeep

February 13th, 2010


Every player needs to rotate to keep score, line judge or even down referee. Please find details at:

new rules changes are posted here:

2009-2011 Volleyball Rules – Indoor (Full Version)