DIGS coaches are instructed in the 3Dimensional Coaching method that places emphasis on all 3 dimensions of an athlete's development.
1st Dimension = Fundamentals
2nd Dimension = Body/Mind
- Team cohesion
- Goal setting
3rd Dimension = Body/Mind/Spirit
- Self worth
- Learn skills quicker
- Work harder
- Recover from injury faster
- More adaptable to new conditions
- Pay at a higher level
- Learn life lessons through sports
DIGS Coaches Commit to...
- Use the 3Dimensional coaching model. Examples of coaching in the 3 dimensions include:
- 1st Dimension: Teach technique for overhand serve in practice
- 2nd Dimension: Set goals with players regarding serving progression
- 3rd Dimension: Affirm that inability to serve overhand now does not =value as a player nor does it define future ability
- Set a date for a player/parent get-together early in the season
- Conduct mid-season player meetings
- Play each player in every Match; a match is 2 out of 3 games. As the level of competition increases, the opportunity for equal playing time decreases.
- Have individual goals and team goals for the season. Individual goals will be developed with the player.
- Communicate weekly schedule. Communicate changes as quickly as possible
DIGS Goals For All Teams
- Pass, Set, Hit as much as possible
- Know rotation, base positions, and switches
- Learn to read the strengths and weaknesses of other team
- Learn to read the direction of the ball
- Front row players play the ball high
- Strategies for ball placement
- Coaches/Parents/Players respect for one another
- God is the center of our play
DIGS Director Leah Rudzitis was named North Country Region Volleyball Coach of the Year for 2020!
"Leah has a genuine love for the kids she coaches and invests in them on and off the court. She teaches life skills and takes the time one-on-one with her players. She also takes time to get to know her parents. She is dedicated to creating the best experience possible for her players and their families. She is very giving, especially of her time. Players and parents confirm how they have changed not only as a volleyball player but also as a person under Leah's encouragement and Biblical perspective. With confidence they have gained from playing for Leah, they realize they can be more than they ever thought possible. Leah also pours herself into her fellow coaches and invests in them and helps them grow."