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Al Scates – Unsung Coaching Legend

Al Scates - UCLA Volleyball unsung coaching legend

Here at UCLA we’re awfully proud of John Wooden. We have a statue of him, an athletic center is named after him and you can buy T-shirts with his face on them at Ackerman.

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16 Volleyball Quotes for 2016

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No better way to kick-off the year with 16 volleyball quotes from some of the best coaches in the world. Enjoy! 1. “It’s a grind in the best possible way. It’s not a grind that wares you down. It’s a ...

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How Fatherhood Made Me a Better Coach

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Six weeks into season, just after a typical grueling preseason and two tournament weekends later, my wife gave birth to twins. I do not recommend having a child during season, nonetheless twins, but God has his own plan. The ensuing ...

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What’s the Point of a Professor?

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Yet again, what does a 4.0 really mean? As I mentioned before in Achieving vs Over Achieving: http://coachrey.com/blog/achieving-versus-over-achieving/ We used to be mentors and moral authorities. Now we just hand out A’s. Source: What’s the Point of a Professor? In the ...

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Twin Cribs

Twin Cribs

Back in the M-TV generation, if someone had twin cribs, they would have been considered rich and cool. In our twin-dom-hood era, the coolest part of having twin cribs is the feeling of accomplishment after putting together TWO cribs. In twin-dom-hood, the awesome satisfaction ...

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Shake a Ref’s Hand

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How many times at the end of a volleyball match, or any sporting event, do we see the officials, referees, umpires, etc. hurriedly “escape” from the field of play because coaches, players, and fans demonize their role as peacemakers? Ironically, it ...

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The Frenzied Coach

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This pretty much sums up what technology has done to coaching, and many professions. In contemporary technological civilization, which can boast of remarkable labor saving inventions, human beings paradoxically work more than they have ever worked before… Increasingly, people’s lives ...

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