Logo for John Kessel's "Growing the Game" series of volleyball tips

Dear Cut Player


–By John Kessel, USA Volleyball Director of Sport Development

Ouch, it hurts. The word “cut” comes from the action of your body being sliced open to some level. It might seem right now that your hope or even long-term dream of playing at a higher level seems over. The fact is, ending that dream is your choice, and not in the control of the coach who just cut you.