Volleyball club first impressions

posted by Jeff | Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 1:01 AM | comments: 3

I met most of the coaches and directors for the volleyball club, and overall I have a very positive impression. Like many other clubs, it was started by parents who wanted to create opportunities for their kids to play, and those three kids are nearing their end run. They only insist they make a team, not that they play, which is good (though I don't think any of them will be in my age group).

The coaches are mostly young, and it was pretty weird being one of the older coaches with more experience. What a difference from 2000 when I showed up for tryouts with nothing but two freshman seasons under my belt. Not that it matters, I suppose, but it's kind of a boost for me because I realize that this is my tenth season coaching. While I know every season is a learning experience, I'm starting to realize how much experience I have to draw on.

I can't wait to get started. I hope that the talent pool is rich enough to justify a national team, because I love the travel. I also like competing against the best, even if I can't beat them. Some of the greatest learning opportunities come from those situations.

I'll have a team, hopefully, in about two and a half weeks!



October 23, 2007, 2:02 PM #

That is so cool. Congratulations!


October 23, 2007, 2:57 PM #

I love how you base your wishes on your teams ability, not your coaching. I can't think of any coach I had that thought the same way.


October 23, 2007, 4:38 PM #

When you like to run something advanced like I do, you realize pretty quickly that you have to scale it to their ability or no progress occurs. I know a lot of coaches who don't see it that way.

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