Hey there, Coach!
Welcome to Get The Pancake.
If you’re wondering about the name (I’ll admit, it’s a little… different) you can read about my story here.
BUT! If you’re ready to jump into the new and exciting world of coaching volleyball for the first time, I’ve got great news for you.
There is a TON of info here for new (and experienced) coaches, and our collection of drills, tips, and funny volleyball memes is growing by the day.
When I started coaching in 2008, the first thing I did was try to find as much information as possible about coaching. Granted, there is a LOT more information out there now, but I still see a big gap in what’s available and what’s needed. That’s why I wrote, “Coaching Volleyball: A Survival Guide For Your First Season.”
It’s available as an ebook on Amazon if you’re interested in learning about the administrative side of coaching (there’s a LOT more to coaching than just running fun new volleyball drills). I talk about how to run volleyball tryouts, how to track stats for volleyball (don’t worry, I’ll give you some free stat sheets here in a second), what to DO with those stats, and much more.
I also tell you about when I messed up, that way you can learn from my mistakes (instead of making your own).
Anyway, after I thought I had a handle on WHAT I was supposed to do, it was time to execute.
One of the reasons I started Get The Pancake is because I’m a huge nerd. A volleyball nerd, really. I love making forms, spreadsheets, etc… Lucky for you, I put them here on Get The Pancake! I try to keep the basics free. Yes, FREE! I also have some extras available for purchase, if you’re really going all-in to this coaching thing!
Here are just SOME of the free downloads you can find on Get The Pancake:
I highly suggest downloading each of the above. Once you start digging around here, you’ll also find that I have a YouTube channel that explains a lot of the drills here and how to use some of the worksheets (like the Tic-Tac-Toe Goal Setting Game).
If you’re the kind of person who wants to do a deep dive into coaching, you’ll also want to check out my more advanced downloads, like my Goal Setting Worksheets and Drill Planner Printables.
There are more free printables scattered throughout the Get The Pancake world… and that’s why I recommend you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest, and subscribe to my YouTube Channel!
And I HIGHLY suggest joining the CLOSED Facebook group Volleyball Coaches Corner on… well, Facebook. I’m only one person… but here, you can get advice from other volleyball coaches! And once you’ve gotten a little experience under your belt, you can help others too!
Before we wrap up here, I want to point out a few articles I think you should start with, and then I’ll send you on your way.
OK, I just realized I’m wanting to link just about every drill here. Just bookmark www.getthepancake.com and check back regularly for new drills, ok?
ONE FINAL THING…
I also have some cool coaching swag you might want to check out :) Here are a couple of items, but you can head to The Shop after to browse around. And since you made it this far… how about 10% off your first purchase!? Just use “NEW2GTP” at checkout and it’ll be applied to your order. FYI, you can only use it once. Use it wisely ;)