The final week of preseason ended with a 3-day 8-team tournament in Denmark. Not only did I get to play everyone a fair amount, but we won the cup.
There are a number of things which could potentially influence the rotation you start your team in, but do you know the ones that are really important?
The line-up decision brings a number of different considerations into account in terms of relative player court position and in which rotation to start.
A reader asked for some advice on developing a line-up and a system for a team with three strong middles based on how other teams would try to defend.
The team played it's last regional volleyball league matches on Sunday, collecting another pair of wins to continue their streak. Now to prepare for Final 8s.
The Final 8s draw for the men's and women's university teams I coach has been posted, so now it's time to develop and communicate expectations and plans.
In a reversal of some previous good luck, I once had to field a totally cobbled together team in a Cup quarterfinal. I was surprised at how well it went!
Five matches in one day saw some improvement in key areas of play, but also brought up a few questions about the line-up overall.