Princeton Volleyball Coach Sam Shweisky On Filling Emotional Tanks
Sam Shweisky is the head men's volleyball coach at Princeton University, where he has earned Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Coach of the Year honors, and in 2016 is serving as the head coach for the USA Boys' Youth National Team under USA Volleyball.
In this clip, Shweisky sits down with PCA's Wendy Petersmeyer to talk about giving his players the emotional fuel needed for success. Shweisky emphasizes the importance of instilling the confidence and pride within his athletes, and does so through the validation of compliments and positive reinforcement. He explains his method of achieving a positive, hard-working team as players are often taught to be "tough" and that sometimes entails not taking a compliment well.