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Some tips from Coach Rey

A while back Coach Rey offered up some tips for newbie coaches. It’s definitely worth a read. I’ve commented on several of his points in prior posts myself. The first thing on the list is finding a volleyball coaching mentor, which I talked about in Making Mentorship Part of the Process. Rey also advocates watching as much volleyball as you can, which I also recommended in the post Tip for Coaching Volleyball: Watch more volleyball! Some of the recommendations are obvious, like educating yourself and getting out there and gaining as much coaching experience as possible.

I think the one unique bit in that article is the last item labeled “The Coach is the Weather”. I can tell you from experience it’s very, very true.

John Forman
About the Author: John Forman
John currently coaches for an NCAA Division II women's team. This follows a stint as head coach for a women's professional team in Sweden. Prior to that he was the head coach for the University of Exeter Volleyball Club BUCS teams (roughly the UK version of the NCAA) while working toward a PhD. He previously coached in Division I of NCAA Women's Volleyball in the US, with additional experience at the Juniors club level, both coaching and managing, among numerous other volleyball adventures. Learn more on his bio page.

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