3 Reasons to Encourage Failure

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As a volleyball coach, accepting that failure is a part of the learning process can be hard. In an ideal practice, we would see a mistake, explain how to correct it, and the problem would disappear. Or during a tournament, when we try running a new play for the first time, we get a kill.

This doesn’t happen very often.

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If you’re a seasoned coach, you’ve probably tried to correct a player’s form, only to see them go back to their old ways five minutes later. Or you pump up your team that now is the time to try that new play, and they get blocked and lose their momentum and maybe even a little faith in your coaching.

These are failures. But we need them. Continue reading

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10 Uncommon Quotes About Volleyball to Share with Your Team

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One of my favorite ways to find motivation FAST is to read quotes. They fill me with a desire to go out and work harder, be better, and overcome the challenges in my way. This is especially true when it comes to volleyball.

10 Uncommon Quotes About Volleyball to Share with Your Team

But a lot of times when I am searching for new motivation, I reread the same quotes over and over again. While the quote “T.E.A.M. stands for Together Everyone Achieves More,” is great the first time you read it, I have a hard time drawing motivation from it now, having seen it AT LEAST a zillion times on Pinterest (granted, I may or may not have pinned this to my Volleyball Quotes board…). Continue reading