Blocked training isn't the best for long-term skill development, but it does have its uses in a couple of different ways.
Arizona State professor and researcher Rob Gray talks about skill acquisition science and how it relates to volleyball.
There was an interesting comment on the Coaches doing "what works" post. Long-time reader Kelly said the following: I’ve read and listened to Daniel Coyle’s ‘The Little Book of Talent’, where
A research paper looks at two methods of training hitters to attack vs. three different types of block set-ups with interesting findings.
A loud, high activity gym seems like a good thing, but not if all that noise and bustle covers up an otherwise ineffective session.
If all we ever do in training is work on the stuff that happens all the time, will our players be able to handle unusual situations?
A coach wants to know how to promote better and faster decision-making in matches. That's actually pretty easily done.
Here is a practice I ran with a college team that shifted a recent mainly technical focus to a mainly game competition one.