Thinking of getting into coaching? Here are a few tips to help you make the transition.
Tip #1: Check the rear-view mirror
If you’re a former player, use that perspective to your advantage. Recall particular scenarios you wish had been handled differently or interactions that made you feel a certain way. Use these experiences to inform your decisions as a coach.
Tip #2: Avoid making assumptions
Constantly work to develop relationships with your players. Ask them questions to understand where they are as learners and volleyball players. This helps you gauge their volleyball IQ, so you can meet them where they are.
Tip #3: Find your voice
It’s helpful to have mentors and coaches you want to emulate as you start your coaching career. But copying another person’s approach will only get you so far. Finding your own voice and knowing who you are is a powerful step in becoming the coach you want to be.