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
Do beginning volleyball players really need to develop fundamental skills before they can start playing? Evidence would suggest not.
A research paper looks at two methods of training hitters to attack vs. three different types of block set-ups with interesting findings.
This no longer so little volleyball coaching blog has just hit the 1500 posts mark. Next milestone in sight is 2.5 million page views.
After writing the "what works" post I came across an article with just the kind of story that leads folks down the wrong path.
Too often coaches shown a better way to coach react with some version of "It works", which is a bad response on multiple levels.
The Tough Stuff, by Cody Royle, does have some coach-team interaction elements, but largely focuses on the coach as an individual.
Although having a decent knowledge of soccer is probably required, this is a good look at the work and thought process of an elite coach.