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Princeton Volleyball Coach Sam Shweisky On Developing A Whole Team

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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.

Here, Shweisky sits down with PCA's Wendy Petersmeyer to talk about the importance of cultivating a team environment. Shweisky draws on his experience as an observer of a Stanford basketball scrimmage and describes how the scrimmage was an homage to the nonstarters.

Starters who demonstrate selfless and egoless acts cultivate a new level of respect among starters and bench players alike and further create an energy that nonstarters feed on during a game.