NAVC Coaching PhilosophyAt NAVC we focus on the overall development of EACH player:
Expectations of Coaches
Each coach’s main objective is to provide our athletes with as much quality individual and team training as possible in a positive and encouraging learning environment. They are required to plan and organize their team’s individual practice sessions, administer instruction at tournaments, and develop the composition and organization of the team. Our coaches strive to be to be excellent role models for the players and all others with whom they may come into contact. The staff of NAVC will provide all the administration for tournaments, travel, and finances within the club so our coaches can concentrate on coaching and their own professional growth.
NAVC Coaching System
We offer a systematic approach to coaching volleyball. Our goal is to implement a system of coaching that will teach the skills of volleyball at each age level allowing our Coaches their own unique style of coaching. Our approach builds on each previous year, expanding your skill set and the foundation you learned the previous year. This is competitive volleyball and is coached as such. We have two different objectives based on the age of the player:
- For the young player we want to develop a solid base of fundamental skill as well as passion for the sport. Please refer to our “Foundations” in our 12&U area of our website.
- As players get older and progress through the program we want to provide the path to a level of excellence that allows each and every athlete to test their own limitations.
As we create a culture of a championship club & championship teams our system includes additional programs for Youth Development/beginners and development of your skills at your specific position.
In a continuing effort to provide players with the most recent skills development drills, practice plans, psycological part of the game and game strategy, every coach at NAVC is given the chance to attend one clinic per year, with all costs paid for by NAVC. Our coaches are encouraged to achieve their Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP) program at the Club’s expense in order to help them further their education.
Our “Lead Coaches” are our most experienced coaches and have been placed in a position of leadership to work with younger coaches teaching practice planning, how to read a player, how to understand what pushes a player, game strategy and how to coach our systematic approach of the skills. This allows for our teams/coaches to work together to achieve a championship team/club at NAVC.
NAVC has made arrangements to have our coaches attend GT, GSU, Emory, KSU practices to observe the most current practice techniques and strategies. NAVC will always seek out the best coaches available in the Atlanta area. We want to hire, train and retain the most experienced coaches available. For over 20 years NAVC has always been recognized as a club with truly talented coaches who have a passion for the game of volleyball. We are fortunate to have dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate coaches responsible for the development of our players. NAVC goes one step further we understand the responsibility of the opportunity we have to teach the girls/boys life-long lessons. Athletics lends
itself to teaching leadership, teamwork, communication, how to deal with adversity and success and build confidence. We take this opportunity very seriously as coaches and work with each girl/boy to create an environment where these life-long lessons are taught.