Proactive vs. Reactive

by June 17, 2015, 12:20pm 0

Coach DeAnna Ball explains why you should know the difference between being proactive and reactive when marking or guarding a cutter.

Countdown to Nationals: Keep Calm and Fever On

by May 20, 2015, 11:59am 0

With the clock ticking down towards College Nationals this weekend, Coach DeAnna Ball reflects on Ohio State Fever’s season as she prepares for their return to the stage as reigning champions.

Leading Through Player Empowerment

by May 6, 2015, 11:00am 0

What happens when you give players more responsibility to lead practices and solve their own ultimate roadblocks? Fever Coach DeAnna Ball learns how to become a true mentor through delegating responsibilities.

To Yell, or Not to Yell

by April 22, 2015, 8:30am 5

It’s not just tactics that have evolve. Coaches have to learn the best ways to shape their demeanor to what their team needs.

The Coach I Am Not

by March 5, 2015, 8:44am 4

Focus, a competitive spirit, and productivity can be a lot harder to find at practice than at a tournament. Even a the coach of the reigning national champs can relate.

Don’t Fade Away

by February 18, 2015, 10:18am 4

Ever hit that point on Sunday when you’d rather hit Chipotle and head home than play your consolation game? DeAnna has, and so have her players. Read her thoughts on getting over the motivation hump.

It Takes a Village

by January 28, 2015, 7:23am 8

To reach the top, your program needs ideas and effort from everyone involved… including your parents and your roommate and the old folks who still show up to practice.

About It Takes A Village

Championship Coach of Ohio State Fever, DeAnna Ball focuses her column on team development from a philosophical and emotive perspective.