Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings has announced plans for her new beach volleyball circuit that will bring a sports and music festival to eight cities.
To keep her body injury-free for the next three years, the 38-year-old has been focusing heavily on conditioning. On her list of resolutions this year: perfecting the dreaded pullup.
“In performance the essence is linkage and connections, not isolation. Therefore the training should reflect this and focus on muscle synergies and connections.”
Everyone* knows that the key to victory in any sporting event is taking care of the 1%ers.
“If player focus is high, you don’t need to practice for a long time. If player focus is low, it doesn’t matter how long you practice.”
Kerri Walsh Jennings is hoping to shake up the beach volleyball world with the creation of a new tour that is part volleyball competition, part music festival, part wellness expo.
Some young volleyball players feel these sensations when they step onto the court the first time, or they see that sign-up sheet in their school hallway. They feel nervous, anxious, and even fear!
Coaches often exhort their charges to ‘play together!’ or to ‘play as a team!’. The reasons for victory are often described as great ‘team play’ and losses are caused by ‘not playing together’. But what does that actually mean? How do you play together? How do you play as a team?
“For a Brazilian, the perfect (football/soccer) match is one that finishes 1-0, with a disputed penalty in the injury time. Because that is the kind of match that ilicits the maximum emotion.”
It should come as no surprise to anyone who has done any coaching that to master it is hard work. But what surprises me is the number of people who think they want to become coaches who place limits on what they will do to get the job / position they think they want.