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Suffering From the Illusion of Knowledge - Team USA

By PAVBC, 09/28/16, 9:15AM PDT


A great read for all coaches!

Suffering From the Illusion of Knowledge - Dennis Bellaire

Brief Intro: Years ago, having played some myself, it was easy to say “yes” to coaching my daughter’s 7th grade recreational volleyball team. My twisted logic told me, “I’ve played for years. These are young kids. How hard can this be?” So began my coaching career. Unfortunately, I suffered from a common ailment that I call The Illusion of Knowledge. I assumed that my playing experience translated into coaching knowledge. The problem? This Illusion of Knowledge got in the way of my very best intentions. My approach, and my lack of coaching knowledge, translated into a marginally acceptable coaching method. I went ahead coaching, blissfully ignorant...