How does a player become not just good, but great? That’s the starting point of this conversation with Mark Lebedew. We wander from that topic a bit, but it is the main focus. If you followed the original Coaching Conversations series, you know Mark was a regular feature in those discussions. He and I also did a podcast series for the Volleyball Coaching Wizards project. And, of course, you can follow Mark’s writing on his blog.

In the conversation Mark and I talked about the idea of risk, which is something he’s recently written about here. It ties in with the idea of decision-making that I outline in this post.

We also mention Mark’s look at the Athletes Unlimited scoring system. There was a Weekly Buzz episode related to this as well.

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John Forman
John Forman

John is currently the Men's & Women's Head Volleyball Coach at Medaille College, as well as Global Director for Volleyball for Nation Academy (formerly Charleston Academy). His previous experience includes the college and university level in the US and UK, professional coaching in Sweden, and both coaching and club management at the Juniors level. Learn more on his bio page.

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