Here’s a question.

Do you spend most of your time improving your team’s weaknesses? Or do you focus on your strengths?

The question may come down to your priorities. Are you in a mainly developmental or mainly competitive situation? If your concentration is on development, then working on weaknesses will likely be your main focus. The question really is more aimed at competitive situations.

As coaches our natural educational inclination tends to be toward wanting to “fix” things. That may not be the best way to go, though.

This subject is the basis for one of the chapters in Volleyball Coaching Wizards – Wizard Wisdom, the second book in that series.

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John Forman
John Forman

John is currently the Talent Strategy Manager (oversees the national teams) and Indoor Performance Director for Volleyball England, as well as Global Director for Volleyball for Nation Academy. His volleyball coaching experience includes all three NCAA divisions, plus Junior College, in the US; university and club teams in the UK; professional coaching in Sweden; and both coaching and club management at the Juniors level. He's also been a visiting coach at national team, professional club, and juniors programs in several countries. Learn more on his bio page.

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