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 ...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...
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 ...Read More »
Camels speak volumes. How do you see your players? How do you look at life?Read More »
If you aren’t rich, how can you afford club volleyball? After spending 15 years as a club coach and college coach, I’ve certainly found ways to save a few dollars. I’d like to be able to help as many players participate in ...Read More »
Every coach wants their players to compete hard in practice. To give 100% every day. To practice like they will in a match. Well, I have finally come across a drill in which players, a team, will actually compete harder ...Read More »
Dismissed stats and embraced failure - and broke the team's three decade slump.Read More »
Save out kids, the coaches and our sport!Read More »
A great article from Inc. magazine on Emotional Intelligence. I find it fascinating that, “Studies show that effective communication is 7% the words we say and 93% tone and body language.” Interesting for SEALs to communicate in this way, and ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Simply stated, if you want to engage people, tell a story. Several years ago, a colleague at Disney Institute and I were presenting to a small group of business men and women who had traveled from Spain to experience our ...Read More »
You think Jim McLaughlin will follow this great advice from Harvard Business Review? Whether you are taking on a new team or have been a coach of a team for an extended period of time, this is good info to ...Read More »
Even though Lori is 14 weeks pregnant, it doesn't stop her from getting her fit on at the gym.Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Introducing the volleyball bump...Read More »
Productivity through creativityRead More »
My desk Kessel’s desk How we all work and learn in different ways…Read More »
Bravo to all the women in the gym today! And by in the gym, I’m not talking about”spinning their wheels” on cardio equipment. The women in the gym were lifting in the free weight section, far out numbering the men. ...Read More »
It’s always cool when one of the volleyball players your wife looks up to as a kid chooses the same career path. Last year, Lori completed her NASM training to become a Certified Personal Trainer and is now following her ...Read More »
Seems the arctic cold front will never snap this winter. Keep your team healthy with these tips!Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Thanks to Eric Barker of Barking Up the Wrong Tree blog. His work has been featured in NY Times, WSJ, Time, and Wired Magazine. Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into ...Read More »
FROM CHAMPIONSHIP GEAR TO GEAR THAT TRACKS YOUR PERFORMANCE, THE WORLD OF FITNESS IS IN GREAT SHAPE.Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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, ...Read More »
What is your player reading? See exactly with a GoPro affixed to their head.Read More »