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.
One of the more entertaining sessions from the HP Coaches Clinic I attended in 2015 was one focused on building bonds between individuals run by Steve Shenbaum.
One of the frequent challenges in coaching volleyball is integrating a bunch of new players into a team. Here are a couple of ideas to help with that.