There’s an article on the JVA blog about communication which is worth checking out. It speaks to the value of teaching players what good communication looks like through the three different times when it takes place. That’s before serve, during the rally, and after the rally ends. You can think of it this way:
1a. Examining the opposition rotational situation and positional set-up and making assessments.
1b. Preparing the offense and/or defense on our side.
2. Sharing real-time information on what’s happening on the other side and what we’re doing on our side.
3. Wrapping up the last play and getting mentally set for the next.
I’ve got some things I’d challenge in the area of #2, but otherwise I think it’s a worthwhile discussion of just how much communication can and should happen on the court.
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