Why “Reading The Game” Is Important?
As a coach do you struggle when you see how your youth players can perform a skill during practice drills, but not during a match?
This is because of three things:
#1 Youth players cannot “Read” the opponent or their teammates actions to react.
#2 The speed of the game is too fast. Only by “Slowing” the game can youth players react.
#3 The stress youth players suffer during moments of pressure is so great that unless they learn tools to “Eliminate Pressure” they cannot react fast enough.
Did You Know “Reading The Game” Is Still Relatively New To Volleyball Coaching?
In 2011 Coach Karch Kiraly (Olympic gold medalist for both beach and indoor) first revealed his secret to becoming the best male player in United States volleyball history by declaring, “Reading is the most important skill in volleyball!”.
Coach Kiraly’s coaching breakthrough occurred when he reviewed why he was successful as a player. However, taking the system used by the most successful volleyball player in USA volleyball history and transferring it to coaching youth players can easily get lost in translation.
Can We Help You Teach Players To “Read The Game”?
Yes! Youth players struggle to “Read The Game” successfully because they are not trying to and not able to “Read The Game And Ball”. The game is often going too fast for youth players which results in their inability to manage pressure during a game.
At Volleyball1on1 another important foundational tool in our Volleyball1on1 Superior Coaching Systems ® is our “Read The Game, Slow The Game, And Eliminate Pressure ™” tools we developed to help you teach volleyball skills in a way that will help your youth players:
1. Read The Game
2. Slow The Game
3. Eliminate Pressure
You will learn as a coach our tools to help your youth players “Read The Game And Ball” which will result in players “Slowing The Game” which then helps them “Eliminate Pressure”. Our Volleyball1on1 Superior Coaching Systems ® takes these three steps into account and as a result teaches all three together when teaching volleyball skills.