Outcome-Based Stats vs. Player Development

“You can identify value, or you can create value” Chris Long The current environment prevents watching a live baseball game. So instead of watching baseball, I’ve been reading about baseball….

The Checklist Manifesto for Volleyball

“A Checklist Manifesto” is a compelling book written by Dr. Atul Gawande that explores how doctors, pilots, and construction engineers use checklists to manage extremely complex challenges. In all these…

Recipe for a Productive Practice-Part 3

In this last of the three-part series on practice management, we will explore how to combine the components of deliberate practice and opportunities to repeat into your training sessions. The…

Recipes for a Productive Practice-Part 2

In Part 2 of our recipe for productive practices, we will focus on the importance of repetition in developing a skill. I remember sitting at lunch with the late Carl…

What Can Be Learned From Other Sports?

As one observes top athletes in other sports, you generally find more similarities than differences in the movement patterns, correct biomechanical execution of the skills, and the competitive drive to…

Your Players Are Seeing Less Than You Think

How often in a match does an obvious tip find the floor? The coach looks on in wonderment, trying to ascertain how that lame shot could score. Is it possible…

Learning Styles Debunked

There is little to differentiate between teaching principles of coaching and teaching. It would seem the methods to effectively transmit information will be similar whether you’re on the court, or…