In volleyball, just like in life, things will go wrong. You can count on it. Maybe there will be heavy traffic on the way to the gym and your team will arrive late for warmups, or maybe two of your starters will come down with the flu.
So how do you deal with it? The key, says sports psychologist Andrea Becker, is to embrace whatever is thrown at you rather than being unnerved by it.
In this video, Becker, who assists both the UCLA men’s volleyball team and the U.S. Men’s National Team, talks about why coaches should condition their players to view obstacles as part of the overall process of becoming great.