“The King of the Court series brings back the fast-paced match…
Courtesy, San Diego Tribune Matt Olson plays beach volleyball at the Moonlight Beach volleyball courts…
“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.
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.
Budinger revealed earlier this year he was transitioning into playing beach volleyball professionally and partnering up with Sean Rosenthal, a two-time Olympian and giant of the sport.
When first learning how to play volleyball, you need to understand the object of the game – to beat your opponents to a predetermined number of points.