Personal Experience: Critiquing My Performance In Volleyball

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When it comes to critiquing my performance in volleyball, it comes down to either I had a good practice, or I had a bad practice. It would be great if I could only have good practices but that is impossible. Bad practices are inevitable; they are bound to happen. With so many different skills to perform, it is difficult to execute and be great in all of them. However, I feel like it is beneficial to have the occasional bad practice here and there. Players can still improve from having a bad practice, but its not from what they did that practice, its how they analyze it. What did I do wrong? How did it happen? Are there any reoccurring tendencies? These are all questions that an athlete must ask themselves after a bad practice to progress. It’s …show more content…
Therefore, I workout and do agility training. Doing this will give me the physical advantage on my opponents. The workouts I complete are designed by our teams’ volleyball trainer so I can be a better player. For every exercise, there is something to be focusing on, it could be explosiveness, speed, strength or endurance all while keeping proper technique and form. After every workout, I should be making gradual progress by following the progressive overload principle whether that means I increase in weight, reps, sets or volume. Did I always make these progressions that I wanted to? Nope. I ran into a couple of plateaus, as some days I wouldn’t improve or some days I would even regress. The thing about plateaus is that just working that much harder will break it. Working out has no execution aspect of it, as it is pure hard work. This makes it a lot less stressful than volleyball, as I don’t have to worry about having an off night. It is also a great stress reliever from everything that has accumulated from …show more content…
This training is very specific to the position I play in volleyball. I play libero, which is a pure defensive position that involves lots of lateral movement, quick bursts of sprinting, diving and doing everything it takes to keep the ball from touching the ground. This type of training is a bit like my resistance training, as it is all hard work without a true need of execution. It requires a lot of mental focus to do this type of training because I don’t enjoy it, it’s hard and I’m not very good at the exercises we do. However, just like I said earlier, this is what I need to work on to become better at my sport. It’s no good for me to already work on the things I’m good at, I need to work on my weaknesses. I make sure I listen to music before to get me hyped up and get a good meal a few hours before these sessions so I’m feeling my best for these sessions. It’s important that I am fully prepared and ready for the

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