January 26, 2023

2022 AVCA (Virtual) Convention – Day 1

Keeping up with my tradition of commenting on my working experience attending the AVCA Conference (2021, 2020, 2019, 2016, 2013), below begins my log of pursuits for the 2022 occasion. Partly because of a restricted spending budget this 12 months and partly out of a wish to see what the virtual conference appears to be like like when there’s an in-particular person function occurring, I opted for the digital variation this calendar year. Of course, that implies lacking out on the in-human being routines. It also usually means, having said that, that due to the fact almost everything is recorded, I did not have to choose and chose involving issues going on at the identical time.

So listed here goes with what I did on the initially working day!

Opening Session Section 1: If Gold is Our Future – How a Workforce of Mavericks Came With each other for Olympic Glory

This is naturally a session centered on the guide of the identical title I reviewed previously this yr. The presenter was the book’s creator, Sean Murray. He started off speaking about the (in)well-known Outward Certain knowledge of the 1984 men’s Olympic staff talked over in the e-book. I wasn’t thrilled by commencing there as I assume it puts as well significantly concentrate on a model of group setting up I’m no huge of. He did progress, though, into how that crew designed a new type of play. They did so by borrowing from many others and generating it their very own. Ultimately, he shared the value of the way the team arrived to address each individual other.

Complex concerns

Following that, items rather broke down. Opening Session Aspect 2, which was meant to be a seem at the four semifinal teams, did not stream properly. The recording was offered soon later on, although. The future session – which was a pre-recorded a person – didn’t initiate as it really should have either. Ultimately, though, they bought the video clip to display up.

Serving & Passing Techniques

This was the 3rd session I described previously mentioned. Curiously, the now former Missouri head coach (let go at the finish of their season) presented it. As it was pre-recorded, he was in entire Mizzou gear.

He began with a talk about how they instruct float serving. No serious surprise on most of it. Get in touch with the centre of the ball. Preserve the provide minimal to the tape. The full flat and clear (flean) strategy. My 1 niggle was in how he point out “popping”. As I’ve written prior to, I uncover that to be a counterproductive issue for servers to do.

He progressed then into a dialogue of serving approach (a thing I lately posted on). The a person point I did discover intriguing that is not a little something you listen to a ton of discuss about is focusing on seams instead than zones. He confirmed an illustration of a basic 3-human being reception pattern. It showcased seams numbered 1 via 4 from remaining to ideal, setting up with the 1 concerning the sideline and the passer in Zone 1.

Immediately after exhibiting some drills and this sort of, he then moved on to passing. The a single factor in his feedback that stood out as very likely resulting in some controversy was “Midline passing really should be avoided when getting float serves.” I’ve published on the midline topic. Generally, the argument is that midline can make it virtually impossible to go nicely a ball that stays up relatively than dropping down into the system. The provide jams the passer in the upper body/shoulder with no way to get their platform on the ball.

He had a good dialogue of finding a read through on the server in terms of what to glimpse for.

Finding out Lab – John Dunning

Subsequent up was a zoom session with previous Stanford and Pacific head coach John Dunning. The subject was middle attacking. It was not a presentation, for each se. Much more of folks inquiring John about different subjects relevant to MB attacking. As these types of, it included a great deal of floor. John’s bought a wonderful brain for the recreation and clarifies issues very well, so it was a pretty good exchange.

However, I experienced to cut out about 10 minutes early to do a recruiting contact. That recruiting get in touch with also kept me from becoming on a second Studying Lab focused on placing with the Navy coach. I’ll have to circle again and look at the recording later on.

Planning The Brain and Your Volleyball Team for Struggle

Another glitch triggered a tardy start to this a person (also pre-recorded), but improved than the previously types. The presenter was Dr. Larry Widman. The focus was on coaching an elite mindset. Truthfully, I did not make it extra than 20 minutes. Way too a great deal self-marketing.

That is it!

There was one particular much more session on responses. I have a whole lot of fascination in that subject matter, but 90 minutes was as well considerably at the time. I just could not make the determination to one thing that lengthy, so I held again to get in at a later time.

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