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Volleyball Coaching Tips

CoachingĀ is a challenging job, but it also is a rewarding one. One of the greatest challenges is communicating with your players about what they did wrong. It’s never easy to address this issue. The following are some examples of how to address your players after they’ve made a good or bad play.

Follow these few simpleĀ coaching tips for volleyball to keep your players involved and having so much fun they barely even notice they’re improving their skills at the same time.

Making warm-ups

One of the biggest complaints that always heard from players following volleyball practice was that warm-ups were dull and boring. While we all know that warming up is a crucial element of exercise, it doesn’t mean it has to be all running laps and stretching. So listened to your players and made a brainstorming list of alternate means of warming up, both before practice and games.

Freeze tag

Designate one person as “it” whose job it is to run around and tag everyone. Once tagged, a player becomes frozen to the spot where they were tagged and they are to stand with their legs wide apart. In order to unfreeze someone, you must dive between their legs. If the player who is “it” can successfully tag and freeze everyone, then they are declared victorious. This exercise is also great because it gets players working on their dives when unfreezing others.

Dodge ball

Start by dividing your team into 2 groups who stand on opposite sides of the playing area. Use a basketball court, with the center line as the dividing line between the teams. Each team is given a ball with the goal of hitting as many members of the opposing team as they can.

As a volleyball coach, you’ll be called upon to do the following:

  • Provide a safe physical environment.
    Playing volleyball holds an inherent risk, but as a coach you’re responsible for regularly inspecting the practice and competition courts.
  • Communicate in a positive way.
    Your communication involves not only players, but also parents and volleyball referees. Communicate in a positive way and show that you have the best interest of the players at heart.
  • Teach the tactics and skills of volleyball.
    Making practices game like is especially important for youth volleyball.
  • Teach the rules of volleyball.
    Understanding the rules makes playing the game much easier. You’ll also have an advantage over your opponent if you know what they don’t.
  • Direct players in competition.
    This includes determining starting line ups and a substitution plan. Also, making tactical decisions during the game and communicating with opposing coaches and players.
  • Help your players become fit to play volleyball.
    You want your players to develop the right conditioning for volleyball so they can play the game safely and successfully. Players should also understand the value of fitness and enjoy conditioning for volleyball.
  • Help young people develop character.
    Character development includes learning caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. It’s best to teach these values to players and demonstrate and encourage behaviors that express these values at all times.

These are your responsibilities as a coach. But coaching becomes even more complicated when you have a child on the team. If this is the case, you’ll have to think about both roles of coach and parent and how these relate to one another.

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