Should you take serve or receive if your team wins the coin toss? Turn to the statistics to know what call to make at your level of play.
Should your team go for it from the service line, or is a more conservative get-it-in approach teh best way to go? It's an on-going debate in volleyball.
Although it was a session before a league match, the absence of a number of players saw me run a high contact volume training session rather than working 6 v 6.
A volleyball coach asks what can be done to help a young player with a problem executing her serves in a match despite having no problems in training.
In what was a disappointing session on the intensity and focus front after a pretty good one the night before, the focus was 6 v 6 play for match prep.
Two primary areas of focus for this session - evaluating a pair of potential new additions and putting the players under physical and mental strain.
The first training session of the year focused on blocking movement, serving and passing - and on starting to develop the gym atmosphere I want.
Many volleyball coaches give their servers specific targets to go after during matches, but I tend to avoid do that to encourage my players to do it themselves.