Episode 02 - A Coach's Purpose with Kerry MacLean


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In this episode, Frank & Thierry welcome Maverick Volleyball Club president Kerry MacLean to discuss a coach's purpose. (1:00) - Recommended resource: Building Your Inner Coach by Brett Ledbetter (TEDx talk, 17:34 min) (2:30) - How can a club volleyball coach focus on the process (3:15) - Be a lifelong learner (3:40) - Invest time in practice planning (for those interested, Chris Lawson did an OVA webinar on How to Design Good Drills in the General Preparation Phase) (4:20) - Expose the athletes to the various aspects of a high performance environement (6:10) - Provide playing opportunities to all athletes (9:00) - Develop your own character (11:00) - Kerry's bio (13:30) - What was Kerry's playing career at McMaster like? (15:45) - Why Kerry got into coaching so early? (18:10) - What is Kerry's coaching style? (21:50) - What would Kerry do differently if he had to start his coaching career? (24:20) - Coaches should collaborate with officials, not confront them (28:00) - What should be the mission statement of a club coach? (31:00) - When and how should coaches focus on process or results? (34:15) - What should coaches do to get better? (35:30) - Gain experience through High Performance Regional Team, Tall Maples, Team Ontario (indoor), Maverick Volleyball Beach Club, Beach High Performance,National Excellence Program (36:05) - Make use of Internet resources (i.e.: Art of Coaching, online matches such as Laola1.tv, FIVB YouTube channel, OUA.tv) (38:00) - How to avoid or overcome typical issues rookie coaches often face Thanks for listening and don't miss our next episode with Maverick Volleyball Club Director of athlete development Bruce Dunning!

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