Richard Hackman was a World Renowned Harvard University Professor who studied and offered powerful new insights on team effectiveness that are very helpful in coaching volleyball.
The 60-30-10 rule was developed by Richard Hackman after decades of research to help leaders better manage their teams. The rule states that 60% of the variation in team effectiveness is attributable to the design of the team or prework, 30% to the way the team is launched, and 10% to leader coaching / management once the team is underway.
In the 60%, attributed to the “design of the team,” or “prework” Richard doesn’t just mean picking the best people. You also have to think about the nature of the work, articulate a goal, and plan for enabling support systems for the team. As a coach I define the controllable portion of this 60% as our team culture. Coaches in our opinion should try to clearly define their team culture “prework,” meaning before your first practice or team camp begins.
Our Volleyball1on1 team culture is our team’s language, behaviors, beliefs and values that they as a team accept, generally without thinking about them. This culture is passed along by communication and imitation from one group or team to the next.
“Volleyball1on1 works closely with high schools and clubs to help them adopt our winning culture through our online instruction, player’s camps, coaching manuals and coach’s clinics.” – Andor Gyulai, Owner Volleyball1on1.com
Important Coaching Questions to Consider:
What is your team culture?
What is your team language?
“The Language of Volleyball You Speak In Your Program! Systems, Terms / Concepts, Techniques, Teach Your Players A New Language, Speak It As Your First Language!” – Alan Knipe – 2012 USA Olympic Men’s Head Coach
What are your systems for practice, coaching and communication?
Can your team articulate your team culture?
How are your older players and teams teaching the younger players your team culture?
The 60% “Design of the Team”, Prework or Volleyball1on1 Culture We Believe In Includes:
– Teaching Important Life Lessons Through Volleyball
– Teaching Players How to Function and Thrive in a Team Environment
– Creating a Space Through Volleyball Where Players Can Have Fun and Enjoy Time with Their Friends
– The Coach and Players Are Life Long Learner
– Kaizen (Constant never ending improvement happens daily)
– Our Gym is an Exploratorium (Mistakes are encouraged and a part of learning)
– Our Athlete Are Empowered (Players participate in decision making)
– Our Athlete Think and Question
– Our Athletes Learn to Lead and Communicate
– Our Athlete Learn to Compete
– Our Athlete Learn to Read and Anticipate (OODA Loop)
– Guided Discovery is the Foundation for Learning
– Our Coach Catches Players Doing it Right
– Practice, Lessons and Drills are Written On a White Board for All to See
– We Teach Our Athletes The Growth Mindset
– We Teach Our Athletes To Embrace Stress and Pressure
– Success is How Many Players “Keep Playing!” Beyond High School and College
– We establish a culture of “Brutal Honesty” where coaches and players learn to “Recognize Excellence” in others.
30% of a team’s success is attributed to the way the team is launched! When team members first come together it is critical for them to get to know each other, plus individual roles and responsibilities before the first practice begins. Important things to consider is how players: communicate, build trust together, create a system for resolving conflict, define individual and team commitments and addressing accountability to those commitments.
At launch buy-in towards a common, agreed upon team goal is critical. This can energize team members, help focus towards a common goal and help fully engage each member’s best talents.
Important Coaching Questions to Consider:
What is your system for launching?
How does your launch build or improve team dynamics?
How does your launch prepare players and the team for challenges that will arise?
The 30% “Launch” or Volleyball1on1 Launch System Includes:
– Specifying and Clarifying Expectations and Conduct for Team Members
– Players Learning To Communicate: Player to Player, Player to Team, Player to Coach, Team to Coach
– Players Build Trust: Through Vulnerability, Shared Experiences
– Players Learning How To Have Healthy Conflict: Player to Player, Player to Coach, Team Leaders to Team, Team to Coach, Coach to Team
– Players Learn How To Commit To Each Other and the Team
– Players Learn How To Be Accountable To Each Other and the Team
– Players Learn How To Focus on Team Results
– Players Learn To Raise Their Expectations
10% – Is determined by how the leader handles the team once the season is under way.Volleyball1on1 offers a tremendous amount of ongoing support for our coaches and teams during the course of a season.
The 10% “Ongoing Support” From Volleyball1on1 Includes:
– A Sounding Board to Address Challenges As They Come Up. (Keep in mind there are few problems we have not heard and as such can help you as a coach navigate successfully through most challenges over the course of a season.)
– We Review Game Footage To Help Overcome Challenges
– We Help With Drills And Practice Design / Planning
– We Help With Team Building
– We Help With “It’s Bigger Than Volleyball”
– We Help With Ongoing Education To Stay Up To Date With Latest Trends in Volleyball Coaching
If you are a high school club coach, club director or Athletic Director and would like to hear more specifics on Volleyball1on1 60-30-10 plus how we work with coaches and players to implement our coaching model and systems with our 4 Day “Travel 2 U” Volleyball1on1 Camps and Coaches Clinics please contact:
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