A philosophy I have always stuck with is to develop the basics ’til they’re basic, starting with the grassroots level and then developing players through their senior year. The following experiences can all help raise a player’s skill level and knowledge of the game during the off-season: attending camps, playing club ball, playing in competitive off-season leagues, attending open gym, participating in player clinics, playing in state all-star games, playing in beach competitions, and ...
”High school players, who usually play a fall season, either play another sport or play junior club ball after the volleyball season is finished. If a high school coach does not coach his own athletes during the off-season, it is important for that coach to confer with his players after the school season is complete. Some high school coaches give players summer workout schedules, rely on captain practices, or encourage their players to cross-train or play in summer leagues.
Logistics such as length of practice, number of courts, and the maximum number of players to plan for at any practice are important to get settled. If the junior varsity and varsity teams each usually have a court, a combination practice session can gain court time. Another option is to conduct a junior varsity team practice for the first time segment, then have a combination varsity and junior varsity setter training session, and finish with a varsity practice.
A coach should prevent his own team from staring at the other team who may be executing a “cooler” warm-up! To stop our team from staring at other teams who were obviously having more fun during warm-up last season, we added a simple relay race at the end of our court movement drills. Regardless of the time allotted, a coach should have his team practice the pregame warm-up and should time-manage it so it is efficient and prepares the team in all aspects.
For a proactive job seeker, seeking to advance your career goes without saying. Proactive job seekers are constantly looking for ways to improve and advance their careers. Sally Herr determined that she needed to gain programming experience in water aerobics, and so she completed a water aerobics certification program at her local community college (see chapter 4). In terms of her career development, she fixed a hole in her career development.
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