Coaches

How to Teach Mental Toughness

How to Teach Mental Toughness

For coaches, teaching players how to be "mentally tough" and subscribe to a positive mindset is one of the toughest skills a coach has to teach. If you are a player, learning how to be mentally tough and staying positive after making mistakes is one of the toughest...

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Volleyball Positions

Volleyball Positions

There are 6 main positions that are played in the sport of volleyball. Depending on the type of Rotations and Strategy used, it's possible that not all of these positions will be on the court at the same time. * Setter * Right Side * Middle * Outside * Libero *...

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How Many Sets Are Played in Volleyball

Volleyball is a sport that generally has a different set of rules depending on the level of play. Although many of the rules do overlap, there are some small differences in how rules are interpreted and applied. Another difference can be the number of sets that are...

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Ask Me Anything: About Volleyball

Each week, I have players and coaches who submit questions. Some of them are a big enough topic where they get their own individual video, but I also get a lot of questions that have shorter responses. This list is the Top 10 Questions In received this month about...

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5 Reasons Why Players Are Cut From Tryouts

Getting cut from the team is never fun for a player unless their parents were making them tryout and they didn't want to be there in the first place. Nonetheless, getting cut is a brutal part of any sport, volleyball included. As a coach, I feel that most schools and...

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Help! I’m Bad at Volleyball!

Help! I’m Bad at Volleyball!

Each week, on my Youtube channel, I answer questions from volleyball players and coaches. Here is one of the questions that was asked. I just joined the high school volleyball club, but I feel like I am not very good. How can I overcome my insecurities? It is easy to...

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How to Be a Better Volleyball Player

How to Be a Better Volleyball Player

Each week, on my Youtube channel, I answer questions from volleyball players and coaches. Here is one of the questions that was asked. I am on the Freshmen Volleyball Team at school. How can I show my coach that I am good enough to play on JV or Varsity? This is such...

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Great Teams vs. Mediocre Teams

Great Teams vs. Mediocre Teams

I have worked with many different teams over the last decade, with athletes from various skill levels and ages, and there is one attribute, one trait, one characteristic that stands out above the rest in making a difference between a great team and a mediocre team. Of...

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Coaches: Teach Your Team How to Fail

Coaches: Teach Your Team How to Fail

I’ve been thinking a lot about failure lately. In every volleyball match, one team has to lose. I just looked at the end-of-season rankings for my Region and out of 210 teams, 96 of them had a losing record. In fact, one team played 101 sets and lost 78 of those sets....

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