What a Player Can Control

This top 10 list is written for all those players in our global volleyball family seeking to grow and become the best player they can possibly be. It’s my checklist of things to focus on, as they are things you CAN control, rather than wasting time, energy or focus on things that are out of your control – like the outcome or the conduct of your opponents, [...]

By |2018-10-17T08:22:35+00:00October 17th, 2018|Advice|0 Comments

Help Your Teammates Set the Right Goals

Teams with big dreams of sport success are often quick to set large goals. However, these goals sometimes fall well outside the bounds of being SMART goals – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. This could lead to more frustration than progress, or even end up harming others. You can help your team avoid goal abandonment by being on the lookout for these four common pitfalls with setting [...]

By |2018-10-09T15:24:27+00:00October 9th, 2018|Advice|0 Comments

Getting Mentally Ready for Tryouts

I really want to make the team! I mean, I really, really want to make the team. I want to prove to the coach that I'm good enough. Heck, I think I'm good enough! When I think about tryouts, I get so excited but that excitement quickly turns into nervousness and those nasty "what if's." Like, "what if I don't?" "What if I get cut again?" "What if Billy/Sally makes the team and I [...]

By |2018-10-03T07:08:52+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Advice|0 Comments

Five Keys to Better Passing

Here's what some of the top Olympic athletes say is the key to becoming a better passer. Kayla Banwarth 2016 U.S. Olympian, bronze-medal libero “Keep it simple! The more movement, the more chances there are to make an error. Make a good read and be efficient with your feet. But when all else fails, the most important thing is your platform. Get your platform in the angle [...]

By |2018-09-27T14:28:22+00:00September 27th, 2018|Advice|Comments Off on Five Keys to Better Passing