Tuesday Tips for the Coaches of Chaos - 4.26.11

April 26, 2011, 2:03 p.m. (ET)

It’s an eclectic Tuesday here, maybe reflecting the week we have in store for us which has included coaching at a qualifier, attending the USOC National Governing Body Best Practices Seminar on Governance, assisting the NORCECA Board of Administration and Executive Committee we are hosting here in town, speaking and teaching at the Paralympic Leadership Conference at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, setting up for all the clinics at next week’s NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship at Penn State, and lots more… So let’s start with this week’s tips and links


Let all your friends know about the Volleyball Extravaganza next Thursday thru Saturday at Penn State. Boys' high school tourney with nearly 50 teams, USA World University Games Men’s Team training and exhibition match…Coaches' clinic with folks like Karch and Neville speaking…boys' player clinic with the WUG team guys on each court as a teammate….Parent clinic and a youth sports educator volleyball clinic that I am doing….AND the NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship!  Find out more at this link…http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Features/2011/April/05/USAV-Partners-with-Penn-State-on-Extravaganza.aspx

10,000 Hours of Deliberate Practice

With the Talent Code, Outliers and more, someone is going to spend the next six years of their life seeing if they go from novice to pro in golf. That they are doing blocked and not random training from what I can tell, makes me think it will not be reached, but an interesting idea nonetheless…Click here.

Teams Take Over your Mind

Ravi from Rec.Sport.Volleyball (that is a trip down memory lane for those who have been online for about 20 years or more), shared this great read on being a fan and the mental side of sport…Click here.

A Good Teacher and a Game

So I keep talking about learning volleyball by playing the game, not drilling it or watching it…this clip I likely will reference again – showing a good teacher and the way he uses a game to teach…Click here.

Best Bones Forever

BBF has a poster in our grassroots poster section, and the group just shared this link to a blog they felt worth monitoring, for those working with girls. Click here.

Tinashé -  Zambezi

So if you have seen my blog you know how music is important to me and my kids/teams.  Playing for Change www.playingforchange.org  is an example of that, and this artist, Tinashe, certainly captures that same spirit and there nearly 40 clips on his tinashetv YouTube channel.  – my son Cody shared it first with me, so now I am with you. Click here.

That’s all folks, with a new blog soon to follow on the “Changing of the Seasons…”   Thanks for all you do to grow the game and hey, looks like you can start commenting again below, even without sign up, in addition to Facebook liking and Sharing! Holler if you see something worth sharing with all coaches – john.kessel@usav.org