Teaching

Yeats and the Volleyball Season

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing  – William Butler Yeats At LMU we play in the West Coast Conference. And it is a tough this year…really tough.  The teams that finished towards the bottom last season are greatly improved. Two…

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Learning through Teaching

I’m not a quick learner, but eventually I learn some things. Fortunately, I enjoy teaching, which is a great way to learn. I find that I coach best when I approach coaching as a teacher. We teach people how to play volleyball, and we can teach a lot of other things along the way. One…

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8th Grade Success!

Coaching 8th Graders We receive a lot of questions from coaches who work with Junior High athletes (or younger). Often times coaches wonder if the way they coach should change based on age and gender. Clearly different age groups and genders require different styles from an emotional standpoint. However, from a teaching standpoint not much…

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Believing is Seeing – Video Feedback

This is from Jeff Cole at NorCal VBC – he told us it was inspired by material covered in our LEVEL2 clinic. Some of us are visual learners and others of us are not. Video playback can help increase the pace of learning volleyball for players who learn with their eyes. Do you remember how unfamiliar…

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Question: Serving Motion?

From a Coach: We say that serving is like throwing. But there are two or three players in our program who “shot-put” the ball instead of “throw it.” Any tips on how to get them to use more of a serving motion? Our Reply: At the clinics we do, coaches often ask questions like this…

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