Composure & Leadership

Written on 04/11/2022
Richard Dishman


One area of Focus chosen by a player was keeping composure during a match after shanking a ball or having a bad set. Here is one way you can improve that as well as provide leadership to your team.

One area of Focus chosen by a player was keeping composure during a match after shanking a ball or having a bad set. Here is one way you can improve that as well as provide leadership to your team. 
 
Not tearing yourself down is an importnat part of being a leader and keeping your composure. Think of keeping your composure as a skill just like your volleyball skills. It is a skill that is valued by coaches and players at all levels...it is also something to continually work on. A few things you can think about to strengthen your composure are:
1) Normalize the situation by realizing that mistakes happen and bad sets happen to every player and team. Understanding that "stuff happens" makes it easier to move on to the next play. 
2) Develop a Physical or Verbal Cue that you can do after the point to reset and know it's time for the next point. Do it every point so it becomes part of your routine and comes naturally. 
3) Leadership comes in many forms and one powerful form is a teammate that keeps their composure during the most stressful or unexpected times. Remember, that your action/behavior is a modeling leadership for your teammates. 
 
Tell me what your Focus for the week is? Every you should have a focus to get better at what you do. Write it down and record it here!
 
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