John Denney

""If the only prayer you said in your whole life was 'Thank You,' that would suffice.""

- Meister Eckhart

Premature Celebration

Oct 23, 2012 2:51:19 PM

Premature or excessive celebration is practically an epidemic in girls volleyball and leads to some really bad mental conditions. The first problem with premature celebration from a mental perspective is that the team gets on an emotional high. The problem with this is that an emotional high is almost always followed by an emotional low. In my opinion, this is what leads to the dramatic momentum shifts we see in volleyball and most sports. I always teach my teams and my athletes that emotional highs can destroy performance just as bad as emotional lows. his is why it is important to reset your emotions after every point.

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Volleyball Linking Up

Oct 4, 2012 1:15:01 PM

Did you ever wonder why Volleyball teams come together after every point? Is there a reason or has it just become habit for teams to come together after they win a point to congratulate each other? I have been watching a lot of volleyball over the last few years, thanks to my daughter Ali, and have noticed a wide spectrum of team coherence.

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