Just because you aren't in college doesn't mean you can't learn, check out these great quotes from college coaches that know a little bit about the game of volleyball (that was a joke, these peeps are close to legend status).
Go maximum effort on every play. When you make a decision you limit your goal, you are not going to get some balls you could have gotten.
This quote is included in a section called “Life” in the 11-page “Liskevych Philosophy,” which he put together while coaching the USA team. This is one of those things that’s widely known but rarely followed, and I’ve always liked the way Terry emphasizes that putting something off until tomorrow can be your “enemy.” Think that’s too strong? Reflect on it next time you’re coming home from volleyball practice and have to research and write a 10-page paper that’s due first thing in the morning. Put that way, “enemy” sounds about right, doesn’t it? Source
Coming off a National Championship season, this is what Cook’s challenge to his seniors became. Known as the Usain Bolt-Like Mentality, you break a World Record and come back to take off another second.
Accept that there is a learning curve at every level. There is no fast forward button even in practice to simulate what it is like for games. Trust that you will struggle at first and that you will improve.