The second day of Final 8s play saw us win when it mattered - and how it mattered - and earn a spot in the semifinals where we played the defending champs.
The first day of Final 8s had both its positive elements and its disappointments, but the former outweighed the latter.
This is an entry in my volleyball coaching log. The last training before Final 8s was one I wanted to use to send the team off on a positive note. By that I mean good...
The final week of training started with a focus on 6s play, with serve receive as a feature. Unfortunately, it was marred by an ankle injury along the way.
The team played it's last regional volleyball league matches on Sunday, collecting another pair of wins to continue their streak. Now to prepare for Final 8s.
A poor selection of drills given the players available to go through them led to a less-than-satisfying training session, encouraging me to have better next week.
Tardiness punishment compressed training time, not allowing me to do all of what I wanted and I wasn't really pleased with the level of focus during play.
With an important match coming up I used this training to do a lot of work on serve reception, including introducing a new game with a heavy focus on just that.