I believe in challenging our players. If they continue to learn and master aspects of the game I will continue to teach them more.
I believe in using different approaches on defense based on the abilities of our opponents. My teams will learn multiple defenses and use them based on situational play.
I believe teammates should be supportive and encourage each other. I have zero tolerance for argueing or fighting amongst the players. The coach does the coaching, not the players.
I always want the kids to enjoy volleyball. I believe team sports should be fun but I am also very competitive and want to win. It is on the coach to figure out a way to do both.
I have always believed the mental aspect of the game and developing a strong volleyball IQ is as important as the physical side.
I do not just tell players where to go but explain why they need to be there.
I also believe every player should fully understand their role and their worth to the team. I take the time to explain the job and importance of every position on the court and make sure players take pride in doing their job and doing it well.
I understand no team can win every game but I believe very strongly that, win or lose, your opponent should know they were in a fight. It is important to maintain the mentality that every team is beatable and noone is invinceable when walking onto the court.
Lastly, I understand that as a coach you have a priviledged role that plays a part in a child's development, not only within their athletics, but also with life lessons like confidence, being a supportive teammate and learning to handle stressful situations. This is something we acknowledge and do not take lightly.