The three ultimate compliments a coach can receive are: When a former student-athlete that played under you, wants her daughter to play for you. (I’m not quite old enough for this one yet, but know a few coaches that have ...Read More »
The three ultimate compliments a coach can receive are: When a former student-athlete that played un...
Move over football, baseball, basketball and hockey – it’s volleyball’s time. If i...
Coaching is a challenging profession. It is cutthroat, extremely competitive, and extraordinarily ti...
This season, Winthrop Volleyball found a good bit of success, an undefeated conference season (16 – ...
The literally thousands of posts, comments, tweets, etc. about Mike has been positively overwhelming...
Move over football, baseball, basketball and hockey – it’s volleyball’s time. If it weren’t for one of my feeds displaying the teams in the Superbowl this weekend, I wouldn’t have had a clue who was playing. I really have little ...Read More »
Coaching is a challenging profession. It is cutthroat, extremely competitive, and extraordinarily time-demanding. Time-demands in and around the team, the office, demands for appearances (on campus, off campus, speeches, press, etc.), on the road for matches and recruiting. Don’t forget ...Read More »
This season, Winthrop Volleyball found a good bit of success, an undefeated conference season (16 – 0) and a 22 – 4 overall record. All this success happened through hard work, but without a single physical penalty in the gym. ...Read More »
The literally thousands of posts, comments, tweets, etc. about Mike has been positively overwhelming. The lives Mike touched are obvious and I have really enjoyed reading how deeply and personally impactful Mike was on so many levels. Mike connected with ...Read More »
For an athlete, besides the negative heart and blood conditions that can arise from excess sugar intake, sugar causes inflammation. Increase inflammation increases recovery time. As Lebron states, he occasionally eats sugar during season, but cuts it out during the ...Read More »
My wife has been taking Juice Plus+ for over 5 years. She started just as she became pregnant with our twins. I have always been skeptical of any sort of pills, but when the twins were born, the doctor said ...Read More »
Whether you are coaching a 12-year-old team or a collegiate team, as much as we want to believe our players are ALL IN with the program, it’s often not the case. Even with my ten years in the corporate world, ...Read More »
Wojcicki Women It’s rather strange to be a “famous” parent and have your family profiled on the cover of magazines. I certainly don’t claim all the credit for their successes, but all three have turned out to be accomplished, caring ...Read More »
John Kessel – USA Frier Award Recipient A well-deserved honor for Mr. Kessel to be awarded USA Volleyball’s highest honor, the Frier Award, a lifetime achievement award. I met John just like everyone else meets people these days, online 🙂 ...Read More »
There are a few coaching legends in volleyball and Pete Hanson is one of them. I only met Coach Hanson one brief moment in time, but it was enough to make a lasting impact. When I was coaching at Miami ...Read More »
There is a lot of confusion among coaches and a lot of grey area. The new NCAA legislation has been challenging and after attending the AVCA Convention and speaking with multiple NCAA Compliance representatives, I needed time to digest it ...Read More »
When I first moved to the beautiful beaches of South Carolina in the early 2000’s, I tell the story about purchasing a volleyball at a local sporting good store. I asked a clerk where the volleyball’s were located, and the ...Read More »
John Kessel, USA Volleyball’s 2019 Frier Award Recipient (and fellow blogger) It is befitting for this year’s top quote to be from one of the game’s great life teachers, elected to receive the 2019 Harold T. Friermood “Frier” Award, (USA ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
There is a paradigm shift in sports. Volleyball continues to grow. Sports Illustrated reported that Game 1 of the NBA Finals was NOT sold out: https://www.si.com/nba/2018/05/31/nba-finals-game-1-not-sold-out-oracle-arena-warriors Major League Baseball attendance is DOWN: https://www.forbes.com/sites/maurybrown/2018/04/12/heres-the-real-reasons-mlb-attendance-is-down/#882f84936f23 The NFL TV ratings and attendance is ...Read More »
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Great to see our sport continue to grow! Thanks to Volleyball Magazine and Lee Feinswog for this one… This is a good time to be a TV-watching American volleyball fan. ESPN went all in on NCAA volleyball in 2017-18, ...Read More »
The absolute joy of parenting twins!Read More »
It’s that time of year! How to choose the best camp: http://coachrey.com/blog/volleyball-camp-how-to-choose-best-camp/ Come to Winthrop Volleyball Camp!Read More »
President Trump to Appoint Misty May-Treanor As Co-Chair to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition
Got one of the good gals in ‘the swamp’ now. I look forward to watching her clean things up! Long Beach Post, May 7, 2018 Trump to Appoint Misty May-Treanor As Co-Chair to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and ...Read More »
“If I choose, I have to be responsible for the consequences”. This coming from someone that never had to make choices in her life. Yeonmi Park I had a chance to listen to this NPR piece Inter-Korean Peace Through The ...Read More »
Congrats to the NCAA for taking a stand against early recruiting, but I’m dumbfounded as to why the Official Visits can now take place for a junior in high school. This only makes the rich richer, decreases diversity, and cuts ...Read More »
It’s simple: College coaches need to stop honoring the verbal commitment. Men’s Basketball and Football laugh at the verbal commitment. They know the verbal commitment is non-binding and really “doesn’t mean anything”. Men’s Basketball and Football don’t have this early ...Read More »