Coaching Volleyball Technical and Tactical Skillsby American Sport Education Program
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As a volleyball coach, you may have wondered how your players could perform so well in practice, only to lose focus in the big match. Written in conjunction with renowned collegiate volleyball coach and long-time USA Volleyball clinician Cecile Reynaud, Coaching Volleyball Technical and Tactical Skills is the source coaches can turn to for teaching players ages 14 and older the essential skills of volleyball and translating that knowledge and effort into a winning performance on match day.
Supplemented by more than 115 photos, this book provides you with in-depth discussions and coaching cues on the basic and intermediate technical skills of volleyball, both offensive and defensive, and shows you how to detect and correct errors in player performance.
The book goes a step further than other texts by incorporating the tactical skills of the game, the situational decisions that often affect the outcomes of matches. Also included are tips for communicating with players and parents, scouting opponents, and motivating players. To keep you organized, a sample season plan and eight sample practice plans incorporating small-sided games are featured that you can use as is or modify to suit your needs.
With Coaching Volleyball Technical and Tactical Skills, infused with Coach Reynaud's 26-plus years of collegiate coaching experience, you will improve your performance as a teacher and tactician of the game of volleyball and see results not only in practice but also in matches.
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If you're looking for books about coaching volleyball, what you really should be reading is The Bench Sitter. It's a book written from a player's perspective of what impact coaches can have on those who are on their team and what mistakes are commonly made by those coaches. Coming from a former volleyball player myself, go check it out, you won't regret it.