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.
Keeping diligent statistics is a great way to help a coach make lineup and starter decisions that are data-informed. Dean discusses how he keeps passing stats for each of his players.
Passing stats are normally scaled on a 3-point scale. A perfect pass is noted as a 3. A mediocre pass is a 2, and a 1 pass requires an emergency play on the second and third contacts. A 0 is an unplayable ball. Each player, over time, has an average passing number that helps a coach determine their efficiency and playing time.