Having to work with a group of players at different levels of development and/or skill is a real challenges. Here are some ideas for doing so.
A reader wants to know how they can address the issue of ball hogs and players not being very supportive of each other (little team spirit).
I presented at the 2019 AVCA Convention in Pittsburgh. Here's how you can get a recording of that presentation, whether you're an AVCA member or not.
A volleyball team is a collection of relationships. A whole lot of relationsihps! Do we give this enough thought and attention?
The presumption is that team-bonding exercises are a good way to create unity. Apparently, though, there's research saying just the opposite.
Where does team culture come from? Is it something that comes (or should come) from the head coach? Or does it come from the players?
What if we gave players more of a role in the administration side of things? Could we use that to develop a greater level of investment in our program?
The second week really started the process of develop a team style of play. It ended with the squad spending a day doing team-building exercises.