Coaching in a positive way.Read More »
There is a lot of confusion among coaches and a lot of grey area. The new NCAA legislation has been ...
When I first moved to the beautiful beaches of South Carolina in the early 2000’s, I tell the ...
John Kessel, USA Volleyball’s 2019 Frier Award Recipient (and fellow blogger) It is befitting ...
How many times at the end of a volleyball match, or any sporting event, do we see the officials, ref...
There is a paradigm shift in sports. Volleyball continues to grow. Sports Illustrated reported that ...
I received this wonderful comment on a post about Flo Hyman: from an ‘R. Nelson’: Thank you for taking the time to provide some information and background on our friend, team mate and colleague Flora Jean Hyman.. please feel free ...Read More »
Volleyball, like so many sports for young athletes of today, is no longer an afterschool activity a couple times a week for a few month season. Volleyball is a year-round commitment that starts as young as 10 years old which ...Read More »
To Teach Life Lessons through Volleyball is my mantra. Harvard Business Review offers similar advice (sans volleyball 😉 Make Life Learning a Habit by: John Coleman I recently worked my way through Edmund Morris’s first two Teddy Roosevelt biographies, The ...Read More »
The heart of a leader is the foundation of their life. It is what drives passion. Yet it's the people in our lives that keep the passion burning. Serve those people, not to selfishly rise, but to rise collectively.Read More »
Growing up and working in a family business for 10 years has provided me unique experiences at a young age. Attending tradeshows annually starting at age 16, witnessing dismal conditions of sweatshops in China, to meetings with CEO’s of Fortune ...Read More »
Enjoy the journey of getting it done.Read More »
A master coach will lose out against a less skilled coach who is well-informed about technology.Read More »
Having a daughter of my own and coaching some incredibly intelligent young women, the topic of equality in the business and coaching world is a personal and captivating topic. Sally Blount, Dean of Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, provides great ...Read More »
What we can learn from building blocks.Read More »
Still one of my favorite all-time wallpapers.Read More »
Follow this through to the end of the video to learn the reason professionals do not need to physically practice. If my players read this blog, I’m sure to get a bit of flack at our next practice. It’s all ...Read More »
We’ve moved on from whey protein to plant based protein. We certainly feel a lot better because of this switch. Enjoy this infographic on plant protein:Read More »
Just as I posted back in January of 2014, Volleyball Over Basketball, the trend continues.Read More »
Setters are often considered the most important position player on the court. The position requires as much mental tenacity as technical precision. But I don’t think setters are graded as equally, or as often, as other positions. Passers are continually ...Read More »
With the recruiting / club season fast upon us, I’ve had the ‘great’ fortune (or misfortune) of traveling repeatedly to many playing sites. I have ventured out from the ordinary restaurants to find some of the extraordinary places to put ...Read More »
Looking through some Carl McGown goodness, I uncovered this gem again. I think Carl fits the saying “Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication” better than Leonardo da Vinci (well, at least for volleyball purposes 😉 Props to Carl and his GMS ...Read More »
Seems to be no better person to begin this year’s quotes than from Dr. Carl McGown. 1. “Training is specific. The maximum benefits of a training stimulus can only be obtained when it replaces the movements and energy systems involved ...Read More »
Over the past 10 years of coaching in college, I’ve been on both ends of the winning and losing spectrum. Teams at the beginning of the season that I thought had a good shot at finishing 1st, did not live ...Read More »
PHOTO BY RONALD MARTINEZ/GETTY IMAGES Dear 18-year-old David, Please allow me to give you fair warning about something from the future. Tomorrow morning, you’re going to take your first swim test at the U.S. Naval Academy. Believe it or not, ...Read More »
An incredibly awesome, over-stimulating, exciting, overwhelming, challenging, and absolutely wonderful laboratory it is!Read More »
Even more respect for Christa Harmotto Dietzen and her journey with Team USA and FCA.Read More »
This is it. The comprehensive viewer guide and schedule distributed by USA Volleyball for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. How to follow the teams USAVolleyball.org Follow @USAVolleyball on Facebook Men’s National Team ...Read More »
Being a former East End Volleyball player, I found this to be a great facebook post by East End Volleyball to determine if a ball is in or out on the beach. It needs to continue to be shared with the ...Read More »