SCIENCE & ART APPLIED TO
COACHING VOLLEYBALL
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PHYSICS – Leads to Laws & Principles, e.g.:
Gravity
Leverage
Inertia
Equal & Opposite Forces
PSYCHOLOGY – Mainly Theories & Hypotheses
MOTOR LEARNING – A “Hybrid” Science That Includes
and Relies Upon Physics, Psychology, Anatomy,
Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Development,
Motor Control, and Sport Pedagogy
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“Lab” Results vs Empirical Evidence
Every Individual & Situation Is Different
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Learned Skills Transfer to the Game
VB “Instincts” Are Established
“Practice Makes Permanent” – so,
We Need To Make The “Good” Stuff
Habitual
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Stress – Adaptation
Specificity of Training
Whole vs Part; Full vs Slow Speed
Process vs Outcome
Blocked vs Random Exercises
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Volleyball-Specific Warmup
Goal Setting
Name It - Show It – Do It
Words Paint Pictures
Positive vs Negative Input
Feedback vs Feedforward
KISS - Keep It Supremely Simple
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Change Drills Into Games
Let Athletes Be Athletes
Integrate The Training
Run Continuous Games w/ Error
Correction – Frequently!
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Constantly Ask “WHY?”
Question The Prevailing “Wisdom”
Let Sir Isaac Newton Do His Job
Keep Sci-Art Relationship In Perspective
Be A Life-long Professional Learner
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Training Is Specific
Practice Makes Permanent
Athletes Have Innate Motor Intelligence
If What You Did In Practice Doesn’t
Show Up Positively In The Game, You
Wasted Valuable Time
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