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.
A team-building exercise resulted in my getting a bunch of positive feedback from the Midwestern State players, and the other coaches.
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?
This post responds to another on the subject of player communication, particularly with regards to the area of ball responsibility
What can you do to get a team to communicate and interact more on the court? That's the question a coach recently asked me via email.
Training a bunch of players together, then dividing them into teams for matches seems to have some benefits. Have you ever seen it tried?
It bothers me when I see some players not taking part in the team huddle during timeouts. Is a little exercise worth them not being with the team?