Coaches should never forget that no matter how hard they’ve worked on a practice plan, it might not be as good in the gym as it was in their minds. For that reason, Mike Talamantes, head coach at Park University in Missouri and also a coach at MAVS Volleyball club in Kansas, suggests getting feedback from players after drills. It’s a good way to get unbiased information that will allow you to improve the drill for the next time.
“I think if you can handle criticism as a coach, you’re going to go far,” Talamantes says. “Letting players have an honest conversation with you helps you get a lot better a lot faster.”