On social media I often give advice about not skipping workouts to improve volleyball skills to senior high school players who have one summer left before going off to college.
Your senior summer before you go to your first year of college as a student athlete… is not the time to have senioritis and to party … you need that summer to prepare yourself
for the increased
👉🏾training workload, 👉🏾time management responsibilities for classes and volleyball 👉🏾competition for playing time,
that everyone faces, male and female when you get to college.
That’s what “next level” means. There’s more to do, there’s more to get ready for, there’s more you need to be able to handle.
If you’re not prepared to do those things during the summer then you’ll be playing catch up for the first 2-3 months of your freshman year.
I post players advising players, warning players, letting players know about what they did or did not do to prepare for a better first year (and succeeding years) experience so if what your parents or your coach is saying is not resonating with you about the need
your high school senior summer … maybe hearing the message from other student-athletes like yourself will help convince you, that there is no shortcut and that it’s better to be ready early than to get ready late.
(Ooh that last part was good 👍🏾 I have to remember that one😂😂)
As a high school senior varsity volleyball player what happens when you look in the mirror and start telling yourself things that aren’t true...specifically during the last summer before you leave to go play your first year in college?
What happens when you start believing the “new friends” you found (or who “found” you) after a lil bit of success instead of listening to those ride-or-dies who were with you before you were “somebody” and who always had your back?
What happens when you listen to people who don’t have your best interest as their priority and start telling you things they think you want to hear instead of the truthful things you need to hear?
What happens when you’re encouraged by your new friends to 🛑doing the things that brought you your success in the first place? (Like skipping workouts or partying over practice and working out?)
As a student athlete when you look in the mirror and lie to yourself or when you tell yourself the real good/bad/ugly TRUTH … the truth ALWAYS will reveal itself .. in various ways… on the court.
What Shaq is saying is that you start gettin' comfortable and you start believin' the hype .. instead of doin the dirty work that “got you there” in the first place.
So sooner or later .. some one, some thing or some occasion will force you to hold the mirror up .. so you can see the truth about how much you’ve been slacking by kidding yourself
(If you’re grinding and hustling and doing the work outside of team practice .. it’ll show .. and if you aren’t putting in the extra extra… that’ll show too.)
Best believe this happens in high school and college too. #liveandlearn
What if you could enjoy your off season and feel prepared for Fall without tearing yourself down?
Lorrine Headdrick suggests 6 tips on ways to improve volleyball skill
Here are 6 ways
1) Get 8 hrs of sleep. Start with small increments of change. Eg. Go to bed 15min earlier.
2)Do the off season work. Schedule it in your calendar and schedule in activities that fill your cup. Find the balance.
3)Notice what you are saying to yourself. Are you building your confidence or tearing it down? Change your narrative.
4)Choose friends that help you grow. The people you surround yourself with influence your life and your habits.
6)What advice would your future successful self tell you today? Write it down, practice repeating it daily as your new mantra.
Your thoughts create your feelings which lead to your actions or inactions creating your results.
You have impact.
Start prepping now for next season in your sport and life.
1:1 confidence coaching for athletes is now open. Be ready mentally and physically for Fall. Dm me to start the internal work now. You are worth the investment and time you’ll save yourself.
Follow me on Instagram @coach_apchap to improve your game even faster!
I share alot of individual, partner and easy-to-do volleyball serving drills we do in class with my followers.
Many of these volleyball practice drills you can do at home by yourself or try at your next practice with your teammates.
If you're a B team or JV player trying to make varsity next year...your goal should be to complete 1000 reps a day of at least three of the basic skills on your own...volleyball passing, serving and setting should be at the top of the list.
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