Planning in volleyball is very important for developing team and individual abilities of volleyball players. In planning process we should think about these questions:
1. how many cycles is necessary for chosen period,
2. how long one cycle lasts,
3. how much content and workload should be chosen for one cycle,
4. which way the chosen content should be organized in cycles,
5. how to harmonize workload and rest periods,
This is an example of first volleyball camp training. The training sessions at volleyball camps are different, but I will give you an insight into how training session could look like.
Training 1 (6pm – 7pm)
1. Warming up and stretching (15 minutes)
2. Jogging (7 minutes)
3. Football 2×12 (25 minutes)
Why should you attend volleyball camp?
Volleyball Camps give you intensive training sessions that will improve your skills – no matter what your ability level. Volleyball Camps attract many of the most respected volleyball coaches in the country. This program is open to all players that like to play volleyball. At camps players master the fundamentals, develop strength, technique, agility and gain game play experience. Every single aspect of the game is explained and demonstrated, giving players a solid skill foundation to build upon in their clubs of high school level.
Before you can effectively teach the skills and strategies of volleyball, a coach must understand how the athletes learn. A coach’s role is to ensure that proper techniques are presented and that the athletes enjoy their participation in the sport. This requires motivation on the coach’s part and on the athlete’s part.
Both coach and athlete must have an understanding of why they are involved in the sport volleyball. That means that a coach must know why he is teaching the selected skills and also investigate the expectations and goals of the athletes involved in the program.
Three stages of learning are recognized and labeled beginning, intermediate, and advanced.
The first practice sessions should be designed to review individual skills and drills for basic play. Conducting the first practice sessions often proves to be the most difficult task the coach encounters during the year. It is during these early sessions, that the coach begins to look for those experienced players who are already possess a high level of skill and game ability and for those players whom the coach feels have the greatest skill potential and coach ability. However, a prudent coach will develop a sound method to select his/her players while keeping in mind that no two players develop at the same pace physically, mentally, or emotionally.
The first method entails the coach making all the decisions and demanding that players follow instructions without asking questions. This is described as the “authoritarian” style. This style may help the athletes learn to follow orders, but will not necessarily help the young athletes develop thinking skills and personal qualities.
Another style, which may seem easier to adopt if the coach has little experience, is to let the players run the program. This is the easiest style to put into practice. There is little danger of the coach making uneducated or embarrassing mistakes. Unfortunately, the greatest shortcoming with this style is that the coach will not be helping the players learn skills and values.