Why Coach?

Tammy Richardson

Head Volleyball Coach

With over 20 years of coaching experience, Tammy Richardson, Head Volleyball Coach at Pelham High School is tops in her field and with her players. In this volleyball video series, Coach Richardson gives some pointers to new coaches, from resources on coaching to basics in teaching skills to players. But what's so important to her that she stayed the distance? Listen to her personal message on coaching and what it takes to be a success.

New to Coaching? Let's Get Started!

First-time coaches often wish the net was under them instead of across the court. Coach Richardson shares some tips with new coaches on learning resources and mentoring - and the value of listening to new ideas no matter how long you've been in the coaching corner.

Coaching Beginners: Defensive Basics

Hand Position? Shank? Platform? Spin? Your head may spin as new comers learn there is more to volleyball than putting your hands together and bopping the ball. Learn some of the basics about hand position, creating a proper "platform", and more.

Coach? Who Me? Why?!

Coaches are special people. They teach kids about sports, but they reach them in ways far beyond the field of play. Here's one Coach's take on why she stayed the distance.