We hear a lot about deliberate practice and its importance, but what does it really involve? Let's have a look!
If we want our players to get the most out of training they must understand what we want from them and get useful, specific feedback.
Understanding the root cause of a technical or tactical breakdown is an important coaching skill so we can address the disease rather than just the symptoms.
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.
A team-building exercise resulted in my getting a bunch of positive feedback from the Midwestern State players, and the other coaches.
A coach of a boys team is having problems fixing the passing technique of a certain player. I share some of my thoughts on how to get things turned around.
John Kessel of USA Volleyball wrote an article on how best to provide players with technical feedback that you'll want to read.