June 7, 2023

Looking back on 2022 and ahead to 2023

It’s that time of 12 months once more! Time to appear back on the happenings of very last year and and to give some thought to what might be in advance for the new a person. So below goes!

Job transform

The largest progress of 2022 for me was on the occupation entrance. In July I left Buffalo after two yrs coaching at Medaille College for a new posture at Radford College in Virginia. It was a backward move in the feeling of going from head coach to assistant. At the same time, however, it was a stage up from the perspective of heading from NCAA Division III to Division I. I past coached in D1 when I was at Brown (2001-06), so it’s been a though. There isn’t a massive change concerning D1 and D2, having said that, and I was in the latter though at Midwestern State (2016-18).

I was definitely thrown right into the fireplace when I bought to Radford. We were being only about a thirty day period out from the begin of preseason when I received there. Plenty to do to get myself up to velocity on points, then we were in the thick of it! That produced it really non-stop until eventually the conclude of first term in December.

How satisfied am I to have moved out of Buffalo offered the 6′ of snow they obtained in November and 4’+ they obtained prior to Christmas? Pretty!!!

Travel & Instruction

No key trips this year. Of course I received to see some new destinations thanks to vacation for the Medaille men’s time in the Spring and the Radford season in the Drop. I suppose you could also get in touch with my shift from Buffalo to Radford vacation. I didn’t go to the AVCA Conference in human being this year, but I did do the virtual version. The only genuinely novel detail was making a few visits to Ontario to scout at their Provincial championships. That was my very first ever time in Canada as an adult. I’d been waiting around for the prospect ever considering the fact that I received to Medaille.

In terms of other education, there wasn’t a great deal of formal things. The only coaching similar books I browse this 12 months were being If Gold is our Future, Do Tough Things, and Championship Behaviours.

Content material

As fast paced as I was coaching and transitioning work opportunities, I did not have a good deal of time for new information growth very last year. Even just running a blog received pretty slim for a when there! My analysis partner and I did submit a different educational paper to a journal. Bought shot down at the time far more, but we persist! I have previously started doing work on what we believe will be a considerable enhance. Just have to carve out time to definitely dig in. I did get a fair amount of modifying and set-up perform done for the new Volleyball Coaching Wizards book – Wizard Gals, having said that.

Web-site site visitors

If last year’s report on readership for this weblog mirrored a genuine shock in its development, I’m not confident how to describe items this time close to as points just kept constructing. Whole site views crossed 400k for the 1st time at any time, just about examining 450k. And not only did the 40k in a month mark get strike for the 1st time, so also did 50k! All in all, there was a bit more than 20% yr-above-12 months progress. Oh, and the site surpassed 2 million all-time website page views. The only place there was any form of unfavorable was December basically saw readership fall off a little from 2021.

Here’s the 2022 geographic distribution. The prime 5 are the identical as in 2021. Germany moved up two spots, with India down a single and China down two. The Netherlands and Italy switch Ireland and Sweden in the Top 10.

These are past year’s most seen posts.

  1. Volleyball Set Diagram
  2. Volleyball Test-Out Drill Concepts
  3. Whose ball? Seam tasks
  4. Placing with each other a starting line-up
  5. How to teach the overhand serve to volleyball beginners
  6. Pin hitter in volleyball – what is it?
  7. Scoring Serving and Passing Successful
  8. Setting up your starting off rotation: 5-1
  9. Volleyball hitter coverage tactic
  10. Favourite drills/game titles to follow provide receive?
Seeking in advance to the new calendar year

I truly have it in head to do a ton far more written content advancement in the new calendar year. Perhaps the point that I did not get a lot of articles advancement done in 2022 has me wondering to make up ground in 2023. No matter, I want to take gain of the fact that I won’t have a year to coach in the Spring semester to get some real operate completed. Not that there will not nevertheless be lots of perform to do for Radford in that time. It’s just diverse in complexion from remaining in-period.

Leading of my checklist is ultimately publishing the Wizard Girls ebook and earning it obtainable to the masses. My target for that is the to start with quarter. The content is basically in location. Just undertaking some far more edits and format operate. When that is carried out, I can finalize the web page count for the print edition, which will then give me the ebook go over proportions to get that concluded. With that in-hand I’ll be able to get it established for publication.

I also outlined earlier mentioned the educational investigation I’m operating on. There are two distinct papers I have in the is effective, both equally linked to residence advantage in volleyball (but from various angles). I bought a bunch of data assortment and processing performed previous 7 days. Continue to would like to get a little bit a lot more, but it’s information that may not eventually be available. Even though I go on to do the job on that I’ll be location up the assessment. Much of the method for that is currently in spot, the good thing is.

Bigger picture, I have SOOOOO many ideas. Some of it is e-book variety material, but which is just the starting. The coaching schooling survey I ran final month furnished some seriously great info on what individuals want and want. I plan to make fantastic use of that, so keep an eye out for announcements.

From an academic perspective, on my to-do listing is to dig into United states of america Volleyball’s new coaching schooling technique. It’s the 1 that has changed CAP.