Head Grandview Heights Varsity Volleyball Coach Shelli Sanzo and assistant, Jenny Callif recently attended the Art of Coaching Volleyball Conference in Louisville, KY. Coach Sanzo describes their experience below. Congratulations to our coaches for their efforts to improve every day.
Jenny Callif and I had the wonderful opportunity of going to the Art of Coaching Volleyball Conference in Louisville, KY over the weekend. The day started at 7:30am Saturday morning with introductions for each presenter. We were lucky enough to watch Russ Rose of Penn State, Mark Rosen of Michigan, Debbie Brown of Notre Dame, John Dunning of Stanford, Craig Skinner of the University of Kentucky, Terry Liskevych of Team USA and Dani Kelly of the University of Louisville. We were able to sit in seminars ranging from Team Communication and Team Culture to Hitting/Blocking, Libero and passing. Each coach brought his/her individual perspective on how to handle different aspects of the game and practice. It was great to hear one of the greatest coaches of all time talk about how he uses a few drills over and over. He believes that the fundamentals are what will bring success. Knowing how to complete a skill without thinking about it, is what makes the person skilled. We came away with so much information and a renewed excitement and a few of their emails. The coaches were so approachable and really want to help make us better!