The story of a player I coached in England helps to highlight the impact we coaches can have on the lives of our players - now and for years to come.
As my life and job situation settled down after leaving Sweden, some of the emotion of the transition surfaced, giving me more motivation toward excellence.
In which I take a look back on the 2015-16 volleyball season to see what I could have done better, what I did well, and how I can use it all in the future.
Reflecting on the match I coached one day while I coached in Sweden I realized I made a mistake in how I thought about and handled my subs from a couple perspectives.
Not everything at volleyball tournaments is about what happens on the court. Some of the really interesting stuff happens between matches.
While coaching at Svedala I got to see the Swedish version of 4 v 4 mini volleyball, which allows a bounce. I made some interesting observations.
Here's a video clip featuring the long rally that started one of the matches I coached at Svedala when I was coaching in Sweden.