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Multi-Ball Drills for Mental and Physical Development [ARTICLE]

by American Volleyball Coaches Association on

Before I arrived at Bradley, I was a club director and high school coach in Indianapolis. I was always on the lookout for creative ways to stress our athletes...... Continue

Improving Mental Toughness [ARTICLE]

by American Volleyball Coaches Association on

There is no question about the importance of developing our athletes' mental game. In a sport where points are won or lost on errors, recovering from mistakes...... Continue

Watching for and Avoiding Burnout [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Coaches sometimes joke that there are only two times when they feel stressed-day and night. Although that story represents the extreme case, certainly...... Continue

Encourage Athletes [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Another major role of the coach during competitions is to recognize and praise athletes. According to world-renowned soccer coach Sir Alex...... Continue

It's a Snap - How to Break a Losing Streak [ARTICLE]

by AVCA on

As a coach, nothing is more demoralizing than a losing streak that just won't break. While we do our absolute best to avoid losing streaks, performance slumps or even...... Continue

Dangerous Games - Risk Factors In The Sports Environment [ARTICLE]

by AVCA on

Many mental health disorders are at least partially rooted in genetic biological predispositions (genetic vulnerability). However, genetic vulnerability is not destiny - environmental stressors...... Continue

Coach Communication Guidelines Self-Assessment [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

1. Messages should be direct. Coaches who are weak on this quality avoid straightforward, direct communication. Their athletes may not know where they stand. These coaches...... Continue

Common Goals [ARTICLE]

by AVCA on

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." - Helen Keller. The foundation for success in team sports begins with working together toward a common goal. That common...... Continue

Are You Practicing Coaching? [ARTICLE]

by AVCA on

As assistants, we are often tasked with juggling a little bit of everything when it comes to job responsibilities. These tasks take up a huge percentage of our time. If not careful, they can...... Continue

Feeling Smart - Emotional Intelligence [ARTICLE]

by AVCA - Coaching Volleyball Magazine on

As human beings, we're all aware that we have emotions - it's part of who we are. Over time there has been a variety of viewpoints concerning the place of emotions in the workplace, that we should leave them at the door and almost...... Continue