The creator of Volleyskills, Jessica Swarbrick, didn’t know what she was signing up for when she accepted a full ride to play for coach, Jim McLaughlin at the University Of Washington. Let’s just say that being a part of a winning program all four years, including a national championship title, was icing on the cake.
What impacted Jessica’s career as a student-athlete the most was how she was taught to approach the game. “Simple is better than complex,” were words spoken in the gym as often as “everyone shag balls”. Volleyball became the classroom and prepared her for what she would face on the other side of the net come Friday night. All those hours watching and discussing film and transferring those skills onto the court in practice was the key to succeeding at the highest level, and it all happened before the ref blew the whistle.
At Volleyskills, we have created a space where you can easily access the tools to be a better hitter, a better setter, a better player—you name it—whether you prefer kneepads or the feel of sand underneath your feet. Since nobody succeeds by biting off more than they can chew, we’ve presented all our information in small, chewable bites.
You’ll find that all of our highlight videos are broken up into principles and keys so that you can absorb the information you need efficiently. This is learning at its simplest, most organized form. It’s the way our founder was taught to approach the game as an athlete and the same reason why a space has been created where players can learn to do the same. We take pride in this method of breaking down the game so that you can play your best game of volleyball.
From our Founder, Jessica:
In my experience, the “winning formula”, the ethos behind Volleyskills, mimics the manner in which I was taught volleyball back when I was a Husky: simple, organized, and efficient. The gratitude I have for my coaches and teammates will always leave me feeling thankful for the sport that I know and love. It’s time to share that with all of you.
So take a seat and join us for our favorite subject, volleyball.
"The greatest players in the world see the game. Volleyball is a visual motor game— what you see is of upmost importance.” -- Jim McLaughlin
"It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters." -- Paul “Bear” Bryant