THE “KARINA” VOLLEYBALL
OFFICIAL SEAL OF THE V.S.C.A.
VOLLEYBALL SERVING COMPETITION ASSOCIATION
DESIGNED BY JUAN A. TOVAR
Copyright © October 2011 by Tovainc07
The Karina seal is used to represent the pride we have when we play the game of volleyball as well as the love we share for the game. This seal has been placed on all awards that pertain to any volleyball serving competion used in this e-book.
All awards contained in this e-book are for your choosing and do not have to necessarily be used or given out as a result of winning any volleyball serving competition. Use them with pride or create your own.
Juan A. Tovar
Table of Contents
Juan A. Tovar and a brief Volleyball Serving Competition History
Juan A. Tovar lived in Brownsville Texas all his life. There was an empty lot next to where Juan used to live. Juan would always put up a net and play jungle volleyball with his neighborhood friends. One day in the summer of 1985 Juan was drinking water and through his kitchen window he saw two girls from Mexico serving a volleyball.
The two young ladies would visit their grandparents every year about two to three times a year. Juan was amazed at how great they served. He went out and these two girls showed Juan how to serve a volleyball in very unique ways. At that time Juan believed that this type of serving was done by everyone. Juan decided to create new volleyball serves. A lot of these serves were not good because you couldn’t be consistent with them. Juan started to create a program to keep track of those serve types that could be learned by anyone. Up to now Juan had created over 4 volleyball serving programs only to discard them as useless.
One day in 2009 Juan finally came out with a serving program that could actually be measured. He created over 100 serves but would only use over 31 of them throughout his personal volleyball team competitions. Juan’s volleyball serving program is called S.E.D.H. Serving Explanation Detailed Helper. This program breaks down 8 elements that will help any server learn and create their own volleyball serves in a measurable way.
At the end of the 1985 summer, Juan challenged those two girls for a volleyball serving competition. The competition would start a feud that will go on for the next five years. In their last competition Juan competed in a competition that would last for almost 2 hours. People passing by started to look at the competition. Three cars actually parked to see it. My family and friends stood there as I performed a sky ball while hitting a target no bigger than a basketball.
Juan finally beat the people who taught him how to serve. Juan became very grateful to them for instilling in him this love to serve and will always respect them for who they were. Juan created many videos on YouTube where he shows and briefly describes over 31 serves with both their measurement values and mechanics of each serve. Juan is continuing his knowledge of volleyball serving and knows how powerful it can be when it is used properly in a volleyball game. Juan is working on his new volleyball serving book called “Mastering Volleyball Serves” to come out later.
Juan started coaching for a middle school in Houston Texas in 1998. Juan would entertain all the five classes in the gym before dismissing them to their next class by displaying some remarkable serves. Juan would first serve a volleyball from the free point line and make it into the basketball hoop. Juan would then make a serve from the middle of the basket ball court as well as the three quarter mark of the basketball court and make it in. Even though Juan hit the basketball rim a lot when trying the serve from the full court, Juan never made a serve from there. Juan believed that the height of the ceiling was too low for a ball to travel that distance and come in at an angle necessary to make it in. Today Juan believes that it was just an excuse.