The Art of Coaching Volleyball
Summary: Former head coach for the USA Women's Volleyball National Team and current head coach for Oregon State University Women's Volleyball talks about what he thinks are the keys to success
Christy Johnson shows us a competitive serving and passing drill that works on ball control under pressure. Players fight for the highest score to make their way and to stay at the top of the passing ladder. The post Serve receive ladder drill appeared first on The Art of Coaching Volleyball.
Coaches and athletes must deal with the fact all games end with a team's performance falling (more or less) into one of the following categories: Won and played well. Won but played poorly. Lost and played well. Lost and played poorly. Given the above four conditions, is there a constructive method when de-briefing a team […] The post Have players do post-game evaluations appeared first on The Art of Coaching Volleyball.
Teaching your middles how to run an effective 3 or a deceiving slide is not always the easiest thing to do. See where to have your players start, their footwork, and angles from John Dunning. The post Hitting 3’s and slides: Where to start, footwork, and angles appeared first on The Art of Coaching Volleyball.
Purpose: To encourage players' effort while also increasing ball control How it works: Start with two players on the court in front of the 10-foot line with a coach on the net. The coach begins inputting balls into the players who must both touch the ball to get it back to the coach. The catch: […] The post China drill: Ball control and conditioning appeared first on The Art of Coaching Volleyball.
Every coach in every sport deals with unhappy parents, but Ron Kordes believes in volleyball that alot of the time this comes from parents not understanding the game. That's why he has instilled a 24 hour rule for parents AND coaches to abide by. This time helps things to settle and helps the conversation become […] The post Team communication: 24 hour rule with unhappy parents and coaches appeared first on The Art of Coaching Volleyball.
Use these 3 tactics if your team has trouble meeting a short-term goal: 1 | Don’t allow discouraging attitudes to penetrate the team Remind team members that the goal wasn’t meant to be easily reached. Challenges make us tougher. 2 | Recognize partial accomplishment Especially with a harder short-term goal, recognize small improvements or […] The post Three tips for teams who miss a goal appeared first on The Art of Coaching Volleyball.
Purpose: To create a better match up between your A Team and B Team by dividing up starters on each side. How it Works: Split your starting line-up in half with your OH1, MH1, RS1 on one side of the net and your OH2, MH2, and RH2/Setter on the other half. Other players fill the […] The post 6 on 6 drill with rotation variations appeared first on The Art of Coaching Volleyball.
Jaimee Rindy | Middle blocker at Coe College, juniors’ club coach As a senior in college playing my final season, I can definitively say that I was one of the lucky ones. I went a full 9 years of competitive play without so much as missing a practice with an injury. Over the years, I […] The post 6 things coaches need to understand about an injured player’s state of mind appeared first on The Art of Coaching Volleyball.
During practice, many players are serving with no pressure and are able to serve rockets, then during game point, they back off! Train your players to only practice what they would serve at game point in a big match by creating more pressure during practice. The post Serving in practice: Game point scenario appeared first on The Art of Coaching Volleyball.
Push your team to win multiples with the "tic-tac-toe” drill! In this video, Southlake Carroll High School coach Ryan Mitchell explains how he combines the classic paper-and-pencil game with volleyball training to take competition to another level. View more team drills to increase competition in your gym at the end of the season! Or, join […] The post Enhance competition with ‘tic-tac-toe’ drill appeared first on The Art of Coaching Volleyball.
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Two things players need to do better: reading & decision making. Do you teach enough reading in practice? John Dunning believes players do not see the game! If your players are not able to read in the least complicated situations, you can not expect them to be able to do so when the game gets […] The post Becoming a better reader and learning to make decisions appeared first on The Art of Coaching Volleyball.
John Dunning wants his setters to be smart both on and off the court. To help them make educated setting decisions, he keeps in-game statistics from the sideline. Setters check the stats during matches to get a real-time feedback on what has or has not been working and their distribution. Adjustments are made […] The post In-game setter communication with John Dunning appeared first on The Art of Coaching Volleyball.
Terry Liskevych reviews "The Captain Class: A New Theory of Leadership" by Sam Walker, the founding editor of The Wall Street Journal’s sports section. In "The Captain Class", Walker shows a new theory of leadership drawn from the elite captains who inspired their teams to achieve extraordinary success. The post Book review: The Captain Class appeared first on The Art of Coaching Volleyball.
Before the match has even started, stats can show you what to expect from your opponent. These stats are important and can be found at every level. For highschool, look up the previous weekends highlights in your local newspaper. This can show what player is scoring the most points for your opponent. In college, box […] The post Game planning: Pre-game stats & what to look for appeared first on The Art of Coaching Volleyball.