How To Become A Volleyball Coach
Learning how to become a volleyball coach is a noble task. Coaching, in general, requires a huge time commitment, communication skills, knowledge of the game and the ability to motivate your players. Coaching volleyball is no different. Here are some simple tips to become a volleyball coach.
- The first step is to evaluate if you have enough time to coach volleyball. Evaluate your schedule to make sure you have enough time for practices, matches, meetings as well as time for designing practices and evaluating talent.
- From there, learn as much as you can about volleyball. Many online sites have resources that will help you learn the ins and outs of the game. This is also a time to network with other coaches. Websites such as Volleyball Coaches Academy connect volleyball coaches and develops a network where coaches can learn from each other.
- Find a local volleyball organization. Contact the director and find out what it takes to become a coach in the league. Most coaches have to undergo background checks and on occasion, you may have to have a coaching license. Knowing all of this in advance will prepare you.
- Once you find a team, start communicating with parents and players about their expectations and yours. Design practices to help each player receive more experience and to build technique. Evaluate talent, and find out how to position each player before the start of the match. Learn what motivates each player and make practices and matches fun.
Though coaching takes much time and energy, it’s a rewarding experience. Many times, the coach gains more learning experience than the players. This makes the coach much more prepared for the years ahead.