The first JOAD session wrapped up. She got a pin and was thrilled. I wondered if I understood even less about this sport. We went to practice every week, but where were the games? I asked the shop guy and he said to ask the coach who was always busy working with the kids or moving to the next class. I couldn’t catch him. So, we signed up for the next session. She has certainly learned some form during JOAD and a lot of safety rules, I just wonder if she is shooting enough. Years ago at the Olympic training center, we watched the men’s team scrimmage for hours. They barely ran a drill. When I asked the head coach about drills, he said, “The game teaches the game.” It changed what I thought about coaching volleyball. I guess I would want to see her shoot more.