We individualize realistic short-term performance goals for our players and encourage them to set their own. Long-term goals are the treasures to strive for, but it is the short-term goals which, when achieved, motivate and instill confidence and the desire to set and reach their next goal.
Volleyball is absolutely a team sport – unlike other team sports where 1 or 2 strong individuals may make the difference. In volleyball, every player and position is equally important for the team’s success.
We play, we win or we lose as a united team. There are no individual, game-resulting, mistakes. We are not concerned with mistakes. If we practice and play our best and hardest and we make mistakes, we will take those mistakes all day long. Our athletes are encouraged to take risks and make mistakes at practice.
An athlete can’t make positive change and improve without making mistakes and having the freedom to try something new and different.
coach Dave's coaching philosophy
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.
I’ve lost almost 300 games.
26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.
I’ve failed over, and over, and over again in my life.
And that is why I succeed.”
– Michael Jordan
“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.”
– Vince Lombardi