How and why did Misty and Kerri win a third gold medal? What do they do better than others? What type of training and strategic adjustments do they use to perform at the highest level?
Follow along with Team USA Beach Volleyball coach Marcio Sicoli as he directs a session on how he coached Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor to their third consecutive Olympic gold medal. In this session, Coach Sicoli provides incredible insight into the practice design, preparation and drills involved in training our Olympic champions.
Coach Sicoli discusses the mind set coming into the third Olympiad for Wash & May-Treanor and what needed to happen to keep the team focused on the goal of doing something that had never been done before in beach volleyball. You'll learn the importance of building your practice drills around improving a particular aspect of the game or preparing for a specific situation or opponent. Coach Sicoli emphasizes over and over that coaches must allow for players to sufficiently adapt to their environment. He shows a number of drills aimed at helping players "get their sand legs", so they are comfortable when asked to step it up and compete. His lineup includes drills for:
This video opens a door to view the inner workings of a professional beach volleyball team and their coach as they prepare to close out a historical career. A must see for anyone who enjoyed Walsh & May-Treanor's run through the London Olympics.
Produced at the 2012 AVCA National Convention in Louisville (KY).
54 minutes. 2013.
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