do not want anyone to break this rule!
it means more than just taking in life sustaining air. I think of this as your personal physical
fitness. That is your responsibility! We will test you during practice with
drills and give you an opportunity to compare yourself to your peers. But
physical conditioning is something each of you own. (I own mine as well!)
aspect of Breath: Each attack, pass,
set and serve is another opportunity to reset and focus and breathe. You have
to be quick to let the last one go.. It is fun to admire a great set or serve,
but you have to get back into the game. And on the other side - a missed pass
does not impact the rotation of the earth. Shake it off and get ready for the next one… Breathe
and team sprit is fun. Laughing and socializing with friends are all Fun. And
be honest, winning is fun. If winning was not important we would not keep
score. But winning is not what playing is all about. I enjoy and have fun watching
us execute something new, even if we lose. Remember, “playing” by definition should be fun.. If
not they would call it work. And
growing skills and physical endurance is considered fun. I always like to try finding the fun in
something that I am doing.
Learn Something –
we do is a learning opportunity. You
will be surprised that learning is not always just about volleyball. We will
learn how to play better for sure, but there are other life lessons we will
learn as well. Volleyball is a great sport, but we need to remember
that is it just a catalyst for us to learn more about life.
this may seem like a simple philosophy, hopefully you can see how all three of these Breathe, Have Fun, and Learn
Something compliment each other.