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.
Scouting out the competition is the practice of coaches watching, observing and taking notes on opposing teams in order to best target their weaknesses and scope out their strengths. After scouting, coaches will adapt their blocking and defensive system to best beat the team.
Things coaches commonly watch for during scouting:
- Attacker and setter tendencies: Where they like to attack on the court, who the best attackers are, how the setter moves the ball around.
- Serve receive statistics: Serve the majority of serves to the worst passer.
- Defensive systems: What type of defense do they use, and how could our team attack the holes in the defense?