Are You Successfully Sharing Your Passion As A Volleyball Coach?
Having a passion can help you as a coach create the energy needed to make massive positive change in the world through your players, staff, and parents.
At Volleyball1on1 we help High School Head Varsity Coaches successfully define their passion and how to make that passion contagious with the understanding that this is how their staff, players, and players parents benefit most.
In this article we review with you our Volleyball1on1 Superior Coaching Systems ™ and what we at Volleyball1on1 are “Passionate” about with the goal that it will help you develop / clarify your passions as a volleyball coach.
Your passion also acts as one of the cornerstones of our Volleyball1on1’s: The Hedgehog Concept.
What Is Your Passion?
At Volleyball1on1 we are deeply passionate about six things:
#1 “It’s Bigger Than Volleyball.” ® – We want to teach players important life lessons through the sport of volleyball.
High Schools programs who host a Volleyball1on1 Summer Camp work with the “What Great Looks Like!” ® – Volleyball1on1 Coaching Standard, which have this powerful impact on the players they develop:
We develop excellent communicative, goal-setting, self-directed, critical thinking lifelong learners who thrive in competition and under pressure, who know how to work as individuals and or with a team as a member or a leader while being fair and considering others.
How many coaches reading this now can say they have a formula to have this kind of impact on the players that they coach?
The players you coach and who remember you twenty years from now are not going to remember you taught them how to dig, serve, or spike a ball. No, they going to remember how you taught them to act and be successful in the world.
Below are quotes from players speaking about one of the best coaches in sports history, John Wooden.
“When I left UCLA in 1974 and became the highest-paid player in the history of team sports at that time, the quality of my life went down. That’s how special it was to have played for John Wooden and UCLA.” —Bill Walton ’74, UCLA Magazine (March 2007)
“Wooden was a role model, not just as a coach and a wise man, but also for his modesty and character, and on how to age successfully. He was a legend in ways that go far beyond basketball. His personality, positivity, wisdom and attitude toward aging played important roles in his cognitive vitality. He also had a great sense of humor about life, and even death … One of Coach’s famous quotes was, ‘When I am through learning, then I am through.'”
—Alan Castel, UCLA assistant professor of psychology, who interviewed Wooden about aging and memory during summer 2008
“He wanted to win, but not more than anything … My relationship with him has been one of the most significant of my life … The consummate teacher, he taught us that the best you are capable of is victory enough, and that you can’t walk until you crawl, that gentle but profound truth about growing up.”
—Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ’69, “Kareem” (1990)
“We’d sit on the bus and talk about when to use a colon and when a semicolon. We’d argue the difference between ‘like’ and ‘as if.'” —Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ’69, Los Angeles Times (Jan. 29, 2008)
Do you think John Wooden had a formula of how he wanted to impact the lives of the players he coached? We can help you quickly establish a success formula you too are passionate about with our Volleyball1on1 Coaching Standard!
#2 “Whole Person Growth.” – Volleyball and sports are a vehicle where we can help players develop confidence and become people of character who add to their communities.
Volleyball1on1 Whole Person Growth Formula is a proven formula for building confidence and players of character through youth sports.
An additional benefit of understanding “Whole Person Growth,” is you can peak players for playoffs.
How many coaches reading this now can say they have a formula to help players peak for playoffs while developing confidence and people of character? We can help you implement this winning formula at Volleyball1on1 when you host a summer camp with us!
#3 “Learning As A Culture.” – Do you have a plan and are you executing on the plan to teach players how to become better, faster learners?
“My job as a coach is to teach my players how to become better learners. This way, they can learn everything and anything they desire, including volleyball, faster.” – Andor Gyulai, Co-Founder Volleyball1on1.com
“The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be your only sustainable advantage.” – Arie de Geus
“Success in top-level sports is no longer just an athletic contest — it’s a learning contest that takes place on the frontiers of science, technology, and the human body.” – Mark McClusky
#4 “Keep Playing Volleyball.” ™ – Programs who implement Volleyball1on1 Superior Coaching Systems ™ measure success by how many people continue to play volleyball beyond high school and college.
It is sad for us to watch programs who do not work with Volleyball1on1 Coaching Systems and then have their players quit volleyball after high school or even after playing in college at a very high level.
Volleyball1on1 exclusive systems helps players develop a true love for the game where players continue to play beyond high school and college. We also expose players to the many avenues of volleyball post high school and the enjoyment they can receive playing volleyball as they get older.
Our systems and camp giveaways are unique in this area and we are the only program that runs the “Keep Playing Volleyball” ™ system!
#5 The “OODA Loop”, “Reading the Game”, “Slowing The Ball Down”, “Slowing The Game Down”, and “Dealing With Pressure” are key concepts for the foundation of how all volleyball skills are taught.
The biggest change in volleyball coaching in the last seven years has been the increased emphasis on coaching players to “Read The Game” while playing.
Described by Karch Kiraly as “The Most Important Skill In Volleyball”, many coaches still struggle helping their players in this area.
Volleyball1on1 Superior Coaching Systems ™ are pioneers in this area. We adapted 60 years of research with hundreds of millions of dollars invested into a more powerful system to help you as a Head High School Coach teach “Reading the Game”.
You will be able to teach “Reading” while helping players “Slow The Ball Down, “Slow The Game Down,” and help players deal or even eliminate “Pressure”. Yes, you can help youth players eliminate pressure utilizing Volleyball1on1’s Vision Training Toolkit ™ we teach in our Volleyball1on1 Summer Camps.
#6 “What Great Looks Like!” ® – Volleyball1on1 Coaching Standard, Playing Standard. and Winning Team Culture are our compass. They all sit at the center of the “One Big Thing” we define as our Hedgehog Benefit.
Having a compass or a map to direct where you are traveling makes the journey easier each year. The map allows you to improve how you safely navigate the journey as you have a reference from which to improve.
Unfortunately, most Head High School Coaches have no compass and / or map to help them plot the direction of their program each season.
The result is they are lost at sea susceptible to the currents and inevitable storms that predicable will follow.
Why struggle with this pain, never improving, and never building success on more success?
Successful volleyball coaches know the “One Big Thing” that drives their programs success and they stay focused on that one thing. At Volleyball1on1 our “One Big Thing” also known as The Hedgehog Concept is called:
What Great Looks Like! ®
To learn more about our High School Volleyball1on1 Summer Coaches & Players Camps, go here now: www.Volleyball1on1.com/Volleyball-Camps/