Taking on a program with a losing history is tough. For me the most important thing is building trust and confidence in support of cultural improvement.
If you take over a new team close to the start of the season you have to make sure you do the right work on team culture or risk long term repercussions.
How do you pick your team captain(s), if you have them? He's the approach of one of the most successful coaches of all time, which closely matches my own.
Psychological insights, combined with an understanding of player motivations, can help us structure practice and training sessions to keep them coming back.
Once upon a time, volleyball coaching legend Julio Velasco made some comments about what he called "the culture of the alibis" which continue to resonate.
How do you create pressure situations in your practice? It really depends on whether you're talking about individual or collective pressure.
It's the end of the season and you can't make the playoffs. What do you do to keep the players - and yourself - motivated through the rest of the season?