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Dec 13 2014

Middle-Middle 2.0

By: GMS Admin

The first time I heard of Carl McGown, I thought he was a fool. I read an article about how most balls go to the middle of court, and most of them landed at least 10’ in from the end line. Fortunately for me, I knew this to be nonsense. Your middle-back player was supposed to stand just about on the end line and charge forward into the play. Remember: “everything above your waist is out!” Since I knew this to be true, I sent an email to this McGown guy letting him know that he couldn’t possibly be right.

Dec 8 2014

2014 GMS Recap

By: GMS Admin

2014 Gold Medal Squared Recap:

Dec 2 2014

1 vs 1 Competitions

By: rbrowning

GMS Staff Member Rob Browning shares some ideas on how to run 1 vs 1 competitions.

Sep 17 2014

There Is No Magic

By: GMS Admin

A nice article about our founder Carl McGown on the USA Volleyball website!

Aug 30 2014

Sitting In with the USA Men

By: cjmcgown

A few weeks ago I had the chance to go down to Anaheim to spend some time with the USA Men as they played some friendly matches against Iran, as kind of a tune-up for the World Championships. John, Matt, Andrea, and Mike were nice enough to let me have complete access to everything they were doing while I was there – I got to be a part of practices, film sessions, pre-game warm ups, serve and pass, post-game discussion, and in-match communication. As you can imagine, it’s a real treat to get to be around the program, and it’s a really solid group of guys.

Aug 17 2014

WGP Update

By: GMS Admin

Weeks 1 & 2 of WGP were certainly a roller coaster. Coming off a phenomenal USA Cup and earning 4 wins against #1 Brazil set us up for a high that seemingly crashed down on us week 1 of Turkey. These types of weekends are excellent learning experiences for us. A bi-polar match against Russia, an adversity filled Turkey match with a full home crowd, and a 5 set thriller against Japan left us with a long plane ride to Sao Paolo and plenty of information to break down and study.

Aug 5 2014

“The most we can hope for…”

By: jwatson

This past weekend I took my staff to an off-site retreat.  While there we had a chance to discuss the pending season.  We also talked a lot about the ways we need to grow and develop as a staff.  It was one of the best staff meetings I’ve been involved with during my career.

Jun 18 2014

World League Update

By: GMS Admin

One of the advantages of flying all over the world during the summer months is it gives me time to write some blog posts.  We are currently returning from Chicago after a successful 6-0 start in this year’s World League competition.

Apr 24 2014

How Good Are You Going to Become?

By: GMS Admin

“To reach a goal you have never before attained, you must do what you have never before done.”  R G Scott

Mar 12 2014

Back Setting

By: GMS Admin

There’s currently a discussion going on in the volleyball toolbox forum regarding back setting.  I thought I’d share Tom Black’s response here..