February 18, 2020
In this episode, Frank & Thierry welcome Maverick Volleyball Coach Paul Rainville to discuss the benefits of unorganized sports, the value and challenges with a centre approach, the Can Am Holiday Volleyball Showcase and much more.
(1:21) - Was Paul a two sport athlete at Laurentian University?
(2:20) - What lead Paul to choose volleyball over many other sports and become a coach?
(4:39) - Why does coach Rainville believe unorganized sports played a huge role in his upbringing?
(6:00) - Is unorganized play less frequent nowadays?
(7:33) - Was being a gym teacher or a coach always Paul's long term plan?
(8:43) - Why does coach Rainville particularly enjoy working with younger age groups?
(10:40) - How is the season going so far with the 14U boys Bandits and Renegades?
(11:39) - What is the most enjoyable part of coaching at that age group?
(12:36) - Having been involved with various centre approach, what are some of coach Rainville thoughts on the concept?
(15:01) - What is the key to a successful centre approach?
(15:55) - Why should other age groups or other clubs with large cohorts start using the centre approach?
(16:48) - How can a parent better support his child involved with a centre approach?
(17:38) - What is the process behind producing rosters, moving athletes around when necessary?
(21:35) - What are some typical issues coach Rainville has faced with the centre approach and what solutions does he recommend?
(24:13) - How is the final decision on the end of season rosters communicated with athletes and parents?
(27:11) - As a symposium participant and a spectator, what are Paul's thoughts on the inaugural Can Am Holiday Volleyball Showcase?
(29:29) - Was there a big difference in playing style between the american and canadian teams?
(31:40) - What are some key takeaways for coach Rainville in regards to the symposium?
(33:30) - Get your feet to the ball and push to 6
(36:10) - 10/80/10
(37:30) - Controlables: attitude, communication & effort
(38:42) - Events + response = outcome
(39:09) - Play whistle to whistle
(40:00) - Air volleyball
(41:54) - Importance of steady head level, non midline contact and platform angle on passing
(47:05) - Setters staying in their invisible cylinder, square up to the long set
(48:15) - Will the event be back next year?
(49:25) - What is one of coach Rainville's favorite resource?