In this entry to my Technical Director's log I talk about some of the things I did during the last couple weeks of practice before the holidays.
The last couple of weeks of work in my role as Technical Director at Charleston Academy have focused on our coaching and how it can be better.
Coaching education tends to suffer from too much focus on things that play a minor part in coaching and not enough of the stuff that we think really matters.
Coaching is not something you just start doing, contrary to what many players seem to think. It's a challenge requiring constant education and development.
If you haven't read it already, you definitely want to make Daniel Coyle's The Talent Code the next book on your reading list. It could really impact your coaching.
Legacy, by James Kerr, has some structural elements I didn't like and didn't quite match expectations, but definitely has value.
In both volleyball and coaching terms it is each to get caught trying to fix the final outcome rather than tracing an issue back to its root cause.
Coaching legend Terry Pettit posted an article sharing his perspective of the things that make someone a good candidate for a head coaching position.