Mark Lebedew once shared a video clip on his Facebook page. If featured USA and UCLA men’s coach John Speraw talking about how errors are handled in coaching volleyball. Unfortunately, the video doesn’t look to be available anymore, so I can’t link to or share it.
Basically, John talked about the importance of addressing the subject of errors with players and the team in a way that avoids them being afraid of making mistakes. Instead, coaches should encourage risk taking as part of the development process. This is something I’ve written about before. It’s one of the first things I talk about with any team I take charge of when we have our initial meeting. Perhaps more importantly, I keep reinforcing that message.
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