Finding the right drill to push your players while maintaining a fun atmosphere is key to keeping your team eager to come back to practice each week. I feature drills which I've created as well as give suggestions on how to alter drills I find online.
I also create full practice plans for busy coaches so they can just print and go, meaning you do not have to scramble at the last minute to create a plan that flows.
Heading to practice in the same clothes you wore to YOUR practices back in the day can bring back memories for you, but do you think that will give off the impression of professionalism? Treat yourself to a few new items and see how your demeanor changes when you head out the door.
Coaching volleyball can be hard if you try to build your season up from scratch. That is why I will be sharing some of the tools I have created over the years. This includes my very own stat sheets for both club and high school or middle school volleyball. Not only that, but I've written an ebook on how to survive your first year of coaching!
Planning Practice Should Be Fun
When I first started coaching volleyball, I had so much fun digging through tons of websites looking for the perfect drill to run at practice with my team. Coaching was something I was so passionate about, I didn't mind spending three hours on a Sunday evening getting my practice plans together for the week ahead.
Fast forward to now, I'm still just as passionate about coaching (if not more!) but I don't have three hours to spend combing through the same old websites which haven't been updated since 2010. I want fresh drills, and even full practice plans. We're all strapped for time, and most of us do not have the luxury of a quiet evening dedicated to volleyball research.
That is why I create new drills (or review the best ones I can find) and share my practice plans with my Get The Pancake community. But there's also more to coaching than just finding a good setting drill to run for 15 minutes! That's why I have articles on setting goals, coaching philosophy, and even stories about my own experiences coaching.
So head on over to my blog and let me know what you think! If you don't find what you're looking for, why not send a quick email and let me know what it is you want. I'll do my best to get new drills, practice plans or tips up right away if it's something other Pancakers can use (yes, I made up a word to refer to you followers)!
Looking for new gear?
Head over to the Things I Love page and see what my latest finds are for practice apparel, equipment, and anything else I can think of which will help you be a successful coach!