Don’t Be A Presenter, Be a Teacher!

The challenge of coaching is no different than the challenge of teaching any academic offering. There is a need to transfer information in a timely and impactful manner. Coaches will…

Kaizen, Chunking and Coaching Volleyball?

Volleyball is very difficult to play correctly. There are so many moving body parts, not to mention a moving ball. Also, much of the game is with feet off the…

The Demise of Expertise

It’s not my style to be an alarmist, but there is a problem inside the volleyball coaching community that merits attention. The quality of the athlete is getting ahead of…

In Search of a Meaningful Evaluation

The fall volleyball season is history, and now we enter a different season. This season doesn’t have matches or practices but is equally consequential. The postseason is the time for…

A Jump Count for Volleyball??

Much as been written about the preponderance of injuries in youth sports, specifically volleyball. There has been a clamor for reducing the length of the season, players should be playing…

Sometimes It’s Best to Do Nothing

In soccer, the most exciting moments are when a penalty kick or a shootout occurs. A goalie and the kicker matched in a duel that can determine the outcome of…

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…