Volleyball player digs a volleyball

Calm Your Nerves by Focusing on Things You Can Control


–By Karch Kiraly, Olympic gold medalist and head coach of the United States women’s national volleyball team

National team players get nervous just like any other player. Reaching the highest level of the game doesn’t make you impervious to the jitters… Part of dealing with stress on the volleyball court is maintaining a composed demeanor so you look the same on the outside even when your insides are churning.