Volleyball is like going to church ... many attend, but few understand.
Coaching is something that takes place only when learning does. No matter what you are doing in your practices, if your players are not learning something significant, you're really not coaching. If a player fails in a game, the coach may have failed in practice.
You cannot turn your winning attitude on when you think you 'need it.' You must work on it every day, every practice, every match - win or lose. Focus on playing to win, not playing to lose, for there is a season of difference between the two.
The pessimistic coach complains about the play. The optimistic coach expects it to change. The realistic coach adjusts what he can control.
The sport of volleyball will never give you something that you can't handle; whether you do handle it is another question.
In volleyball there are many reasons for errors but not a single excuse.
Good players win volleyball games for you, not tall players.
Less effort in this game makes more results.
Volleyball rules are simple. If it is on the floor, pick it up and get it into the air. If it is in the air, keep it off the floor.
The kind of player who has turned his game around, he used to be lousy and lazy and now he is lazy and lousy.
Never mishandle hope or self-confidence - those are elements of life, not just a game.
The substitute that thinks his place below him, will certainly be below his place.
Don't ask yourself what you did wrong; ask yourself what you did right.
No jockey ever won a race by carrying the horse across the finish line; no coach ever won a volleyball match by touching the ball during play.
Shared victory is a double victory, shared defeat is half-defeat.
Most of us are referees at heart; we like to call throws and errors on someone else.
If there is something a coach might wish to see changed in a player or team, the first place to check and see if it could not be done better is in yourself.
Play your heart out each game, so you can look your teammates in the eyes and ask, without saying it, 'I played full out, did you?'
There is no such thing as 'staying in shape;' you either work to get better, or you allow yourself to get worse.
Work hard - beat out half the team. Be committed, play fair as a team player - Beat out another quarter of the team. The last quarter is your desire and beliefs, and where you are playing.
Coaches must be flexible, for then they won't get bent out of shape.
Most volleyball players are made in the winter, spring and summer, for come fall, everyone practices equal time.
Make your mistakes with confidence. It is the only way you are going to learn anything. Never be afraid to do a skill, no matter how simple or hard it may seem someone has done it, and so can you, With enough committed practice and confidence.
Focus on winning the contest with yourself.
Alter strategies and tactics, but never your principles.
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