As a coach, you have a limited amount of time to train your players on the skills they need to perform in a match. Yet one of the most important skills—READING—is often ignored because many coaches don't understand what a game-changer it is.
Simply put, players who are good at reading can anticipate their opponent's next move. This allows them to receive the serve with better results, get into the best position when digging a hit, move to the correct net location when blocking, and set the hitter where the block isn't. Talk about having a competitive advantage!
Watch as former Stanford Coach John Dunning explains the importance of reading and how you can train your team to use this critical skill in every aspect of the game.