Learning to Listen
Karch Kiraly, Head Coach USA Volleyball Women's National Team
3 Time Gold Medalist
Why would it be important to listen well, especially on a team?
When you're talking, how can you tell if someone's listening to you or if they're distracted?
When someone else is talking to you are you listening to their points or trying to figure out your own response?
Ways to Practice:
When your coach, parents or friends are talking to you, pay attention to what's happening in your head. Can you focus on listening rather than how you're going to respond?
Try to catch yourself the next time you make a mistake. Are you treating it as an opportunity to improve? Are you reacting the way that you want to?