Busy coaches often find themselves heading to the gym without a practice plan. Yes, some of us can get by without a plan, but is that all you want? Just to get by? Take 15 minutes on your lunch break or just before you leave and come up with a plan! Heading to practice with a plan will give you confidence in the skills you're teaching your players. Not only will you run an organized practice, the parents will see that you've shown up prepared and they will place more trust in your coaching abilities.
A planned practice will make sure you are not wasting time between drills thinking of what drill to do next. No, practices do not have to be creative, but some thought into the drill progression definitely helps!
That's why I created a template for coaches to follow! This will give a quick prompt about the types of drills to run, and all you need to do is fill in the blanks.
Download the Practice Plan Template here:
What to learn more about how to plan use the template? Watch my video:
Still wondering how you can use this template? I discuss different techniques for creating practice plans in my book, "Coaching Volleyball: A Survival Guide for Your First Season."
If you're looking for pre-made practice plans, check these out:
I hope these help you out with your practice plan for tonight! Let me know if there are any other tips, guides, or age groups you'd like to see more practice plans for!