In this powerful video the OODA Loop coaching cues are used to help the player discover most of her spiking problems have less to do with her technique and more to do with “Reading” and orientation of the set.
The coaching of this is successfully done by Andor using guided discovery and great open probe questions where he is constantly checking in with the player emotionally so that they are not overwhelmed but rather take the feedback as a challenge and a opportunity to grow.
As a coach one of the biggest challenges young players have when spiking is location of where they attack the ball. Most coaches in this situation attempt to address this problem by focusing on the technique of the skill or “Act” of the spiking skill. By using the OODA Loop Coaching Cues, Observe – Orientate – Decide – Act, a coach can approach the problem more successfully by helping the player understand the real problem is one of orientation.
Note this same problem happens on almost every skill and often the real problem why young players mess up is less to do with performing the skill, but rather what they Observe, how they Orientate what they Observe and then how they plan the action.