Note from Coach Mincey
Hello! I am very excited about the 2015 Summer Resort Training Camp for your volleyball team. I have had the opportunity to work with thousands of young athletes during my coaching career. My most enjoyable time has been summer training camps. I’ve directed large team camps in my career consisting of as many as 400 players. I have also worked many team camps at other institutions. I have an understanding of what you as a coach need and want out of a team camp. I have never been more excited than to host a team camp in this beautiful brand new facility. The staff at Rocky Top Sports jump to take care of your team’s needs. They too share in the desire to make your trip incredible. I am confident your players will gain so much from this experience.
I am inviting strong camp staff to educate the players. I believe there is more than just volleyball that can be obtained at a team camp. The intangibles gained can be bonding, building, growing, gaining confidence, fitting in, meshing, communicating, understanding, meeting new friends and staff/coaches. The competitive games will offer your team an opportunity to train in the system you desire while learning new tactics from camp.
I specialize in team leadership, communication, and bonding. I can help you train your team to unite and act as one rather than allowing individual players to run the team with separate identities. I would like for you to institute a team theme while you are training at our camp. My intent is that this experience will ignite a small fire which your team can continue to add to. There is always an uncertainty of how your record will turn out but you can assure that your players gain confidence in themselves, develop a stronger relationship with you, learn how to play under pressure in a healthy way, deal with external facets which affect their game and much more. You want to produce winners on and off the court.
I want our campers to understand that each training time requires a different focus. There will be individual training sessions in which players need to absorb all the information they are hearing and execute the instruction. There will be training times where the team is learning a team defense. Players should be intent on getting better as a team. This is a time to take serious so that each part of the machine (team) is working properly and together. There will be hang out bonding times when the players can relax while being open to learning more about their teammates. There will also be times when they need to listen to their coach and be open to what their coach (what you are) is saying. Many players need to understand they are a part of something bigger than themselves and the team training is not about them but rather the team. All their intentions, actions and reactions do affect the team in a positive or negative way.
I want players to understand that making mistakes is a normal part of the game and life. In fact if players want to better their game they must make mistakes to get better rather than repeat what they are comfortable with just to avoid the error. Teaching players to flush their mental or physical error and quickly move on is imperative. Players who focus on their mistakes pull the entire team down. My hope is that during this camp our staff will be reiterating the importance of moving on, focus, poise, and consistent mental energy. Volleyball will come down to who makes the least unforced errors. Training to play limiting your unforced errors is a great way to learn how to win that 5th set!
I can’t wait to see you this summer. Please register your team so you and your players can start fundraising and looking forward to this experience. I can assure you will enjoy your training time.