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Al Scates – 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

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

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?

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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The Frenzied Coach

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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Thinking Outside the iPad

Very cool toy / app for kids by Osmo that incorporates the iPad and the real world. I see kids learning in a fun, interactive environment. Can a next generation of this app somehow be applied to volleyball? It could be a great way ...

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Eating Healthy on Road Trips

Eating healthy makes the body feel good 🙂 and it can be a chore to eat healthy on the road. Lori and I are willing to take a little extra time on road trips, and go out of our way, ...

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