As a coach, navigating team parents who are new to the club system or volleyball in general can sometimes be challenging and time consuming. That's why it's important to offer resources to help educate parents so they have a basic understanding of the game, how the club system works, competition and tournament protocol, and basic skills and strategies. Watch as Brennan Dean, Club Director at Wave Volleyball Club, provides a thorough introduction to the sport to help ease parents into the system so you can keep your focus on your team's success.
Coaches often choose one or two "captains" for their team, which designates them as both a symbolic and verbal leader on the court. In competition, only the captain is allowed to talk to the referee when disputing a play or call. The player chosen is someone who has the ability to be a liaison between the coaches, players and referee. This person must be assertive, persuasive and level-headed.
Just because a player is deemed a captain doesn't necessarily mean they're the most skilled athlete on the team; coaches normally choose a captain based on their ability to connect with and inspire their fellow teammates.