The 3 C’s Drill: Communication, Coverage, and Celebration

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Do you have a quiet team? Or a team that forgets to cover their hitter? Do you need some team bonding activities to help them support and encourage each other?

This is the perfect drill for you!

The 3 C's Drill: Communication, Coverage, and Celebration

Seriously, my team changed after running this drill, which I found on YouTube one day:

In the video, it is explained that a team of 6 will play to 25. They can earn up to three points from each freeball by:

  1. Communicating;
  2. Covering; and
  3. Celebrating

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Not Teaching Your Team a Skill Because They’re “Not Ready” Is a Disservice

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I came to a realization last week that upset me. My team that I am currently coaching has been struggling this year to master foundational skills. They are an older team who should have stronger passing skills, and the group’s weakness in this area has led to weaknesses in all areas. If you can’t pass, you have a hard time setting, and with off sets, it’s hard to work on hitting. Struggling hitters do not challenge blockers or defensive systems, and you can see the snowball effect the weakness in passing has had on my team.

Not Teaching Your Team a Skill Because They're "Not Ready" is a Disservice

So when my team asked if we could start running plays (only the club players had experience with plays at this point) I’m going to guess that you know what my answer was. It was a firm, strong, “No.” Not only did I tell them no, I told them, “You’re not ready for that.” Continue reading

What is Your Favorite Coaching Memory?

What is Your Favorite Coaching Memory?

One of my favorite coaching memories was when my 7th grade middle and 8th grade setter ran a quick set when we were down 12-13 in the third set of our championship game at Regionals. And it worked! Then we won! I had no idea they were doing this, and the fact that they had so much confidence in themselves made me so proud!

What is your favorite coaching memory?