A volleyball coach can learn so much from great leaders in the business world. I found this post on Hilton’s CEO, Chris Nassetta, one of the top CEO’s in the world, quite insightful….especially his take on leadership, strategy, purpose, and ...Read More »
My wife has been taking Juice Plus+ for over 5 years. She started just as she became pregnant with o...
Whether you are coaching a 12-year-old team or a collegiate team, as much as we want to believe our ...
Wojcicki Women It’s rather strange to be a “famous” parent and have your family profiled on the cove...
John Kessel – USA Frier Award Recipient A well-deserved honor for Mr. Kessel to be awarded USA...
There are a few coaching legends in volleyball and Pete Hanson is one of them. I only met Coach Hans...
June is an awesome month for volleyball as tens-of-thousands of girls from across the country will descend upon a couple cities to compete for a National Championship at AAU’s in Orlando or USAV in Minneapolis. It’s a great time of year, ...Read More »
When you reach your goal and realize you're not happy.Read More »
What do you do on an extraordinary level that you apply to each of those in your life?Read More »
Be the one that finds the gold.Read More »
Coaching in a positive way.Read More »
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 »