How a team reacts to the challenges and stresses it faces during both practices and competitive situations is quite often one of the paramount factors that affects a team’s success. The Volleyball Coach’s Guide to Team-Building for High Performance details the steps that coaches can undertake to connect their athletes’ skills to the situations that the players face as a group. The DVD discusses how to create a training environment that is fun and challenging, while keeping the coaches and athletes engaged. The goal is to establish an atmosphere where the players have confidence in each other, communicate, problem solve, and trust each other when times get tough. Among the topics covered: Atmosphere and culture, team-building initiatives, phases of team building, ice breakers, building a commonality, trust and communication, decision-making and problem-solving, and closure and transfer.
Format: DVD / 64 minutes
Author: Mike Welch (Idaho State University)