Van Zee’s Vault

Van Zee’s Vault: Spring Break Edition

I am coming off what might be the highlight of my blogging career after last night’s post of my first ever podcast. You can listen to it here http://www.division3tennis.com/van-zees-vault-first-podcast/ I couldn’t have picked a better guest in Coach Fried and I truly am a Wesleyan fan from here on out. I shouldn’t be too surprised…

Van Zee’s Vault: My first PODCAST!!!!

So we have been promising new and exciting things at the Blog this year after my reveal and it finally has happened. Podcast #1 is with non other than Coach Mike Fried from Wesleyan. I can say with confidence that if I was a recruit and sat in front of Coach Fried, I would buy…

Van Zee’s Vault: College Tennis Player’s Do’s and Don’t’s

Forgive me ASouth for I have sinned. It has been 3 weeks since my last confession (VZV) article. I believe I have literally paid my penance in the form of the $10 given to ASouth for his Draft Kings win. In the end, it was all a wash as I won $10 earlier this year…

Van Zee’s Vault: Proposed Changes in D3 tennis

It’s been two weeks since I last posted a VZV, but I just started a new job so getting a chance to write something at work has been difficult. Anyways, this year is already off to quite a start with a few upsets and highly contested matches. Kalamazoo won me a $10 bet with ASouth…

Van Zee’s Vault: A look back at the 2013 recruiting rankings

Welcome everyone to the newest addition of Van Zee’s Vault. My How to Build a Winning Program series is now complete and I will be hitting on random topics throughout the rest of the year. This week’s topic was a suggestion by one of our commenters so I am all for giving the people what…

Van Zee’s Vault: How to Build a Winning Program: WRAP UP

We finally have tennis to play! Tomorrow is the first D3 vs D3 action. The Chicago vs Coe match-up looks to be pretty awesome because how many teams can boast a roster to have 14 singles matches. Pretty cool stuff. I will be watching some regional action as Wabash opens up their season against Augustana…

Van Zee’s Vault: How to Build a Winning Program: PERSONALITY MANAGEMENT

It’s Thursday and time for another edition of Van Zee’s Vault. I haven’t decided if this is my last post for the How to Build a Winning Program Series or if there will be one more. I expect that I will likely do one more to wrap it all up, but either way, today’s topic…

Van Zee’s Vault: How to Build a Winning Program: IN MATCH COACHING

I would like to welcome you all back for the 5th installment of the How to Build a Winning Program series. The more and more that I write these, the more I realize I miss being a coach. But because I live by the 50 cent model of “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” I find…

Van Zee’s Vault: How to build a winning program: Match Preparation

It’s January and we all know what that means. Teams will be coming back from Winter break ready to hit the courts for their first practices of the year. National Indoors is just six short weeks away! In this next segment of the How to build a winning program series, I will address how a…

Van Zee’s Vault: How to build a winning program: Setting a lineup

Welcome to the third edition of the How to build a winning program series. Last week we covered scheduling and I enjoy reading the previews of the other bloggers referencing whether or not each coach has done a good job. This week I am going to discuss the importance of setting a lineup. The focus…