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- Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
- Format: Paperback | 280 pages
- Dimensions: 175mm x 251mm x 20mm | 567g
- Publication date: 1 February 2014
- Publication City/Country: Champaign
- ISBN 10: 1450442625
- ISBN 13: 9781450442626
- Illustrations note: 11 black & white illustrations, 18 black & white halftones
- Sales rank: 463,448
This book helps you get the coaching secrets of a volleyball legend. Anyone wishing to be a successful volleyball coach needs to know more than just how to teach the basic skills and implement a plan. In such a fast-paced game, not only do you need to outperform your opponent, but you must out think him as well. Volleyball Hall of Fame coach Mike Hebert spent years learning the secrets to success and among the most important is that you should never stop learning. In Thinking Volleyball, he goes beyond the development of motor skills to provide a unique cerebral look at how athletes learn. Hebert also introduces the strategies behind his reading defence approach, which will give a team an advantage against any opponent. Regardless of how talented players are, a positive environment that includes a solid mutual trust among everyone involved with the programme is a vital component for any coaching programme both on and off the court.
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Mike Hebert began coaching in 1976. During his career, he coached the University of Pittsburgh men's and women's teams, the University of New Mexico women's team, the University of Illinois women's team, and the University of Minnesota women's team. In 35 years of coaching, Mike earned a career record of 952-392 and led teams to the Division I Final Four on five occasions. Hebert was on USA Volleyball's coaching staff for over 30 years and was honoured with their All-Time Great Volleyball Coaches Award.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Learning and Decision-Making; Chapter 2. Structuring and Running the Program; Chapter 3. Embracing a Playing Style; Chapter 4. Honing Vital Volleyball Skills; Chapter 5. Thinking About Team Defense; Chapter 6. Drawing a Blueprint for Offense; Chapter 7. Promoting a Positive Gym Culture; Chapter 8. Strengthening Team Trust; Chapter 9. Coaching the Match; Chapter 10. Thinking Outside the Box.