Blocking in Volleyball – How to Master the Bunch Read

Blocking in Volleyball - How to Master the Bunch Read Blocking in the sport of volleyball is one of the most worked on skills out there.  It's complex, demanding and requires great discipline to get...


Rodrigo Gomes talks volleyball with Gold Medal Squared

The Volleyball Life with Rodrigo Gomes

This week on the volleyball life podcast we are chatting about volleyball practice planning, what it takes to become great at this skill, and why it's so important. Our guest is NVVA Club Director,...


The Volleyball Life with Chris Tamas

The Volleyball Life with Guest Chris Tamas Chris McGown: Welcome to the Volleyball Life Podcast from Gold Medal Squared. I’m Chris McGown. Yes, my voice is extra deep this week. I spent a couple of...


USA Men's Volleyball Coach Mike Wall celebrates after winning the 2015 World Cup Gold Medal.

The Volleyball Life with Mike Wall

Blocked vs Random Practice with USA Men's Volleyball Assistant Coach Mike Wall All right, welcome back to the Volleyball Life podcast. I’m Chris McGown. Today we’re doing something a little bit...


Kevin Hambly talks with Chris McGown on the Volleyball Life Podcast

The Volleyball Life with Kevin Hambly

Chris:  You’re listening to the Volleyball Life Podcast from Gold Medal Squared. I’m Chris McGown. Joining us today is Kevin Hambly from Stanford University. He just taken the head-coaching job...


Tom Black coaching vs UCLA

The Volleyball Life with Tom Black

Chris McGown: Thanks for joining us on the Volleyball Life podcast today. We’re talking with Tom Black and Tom has most recently moved into the head coaching spot at the University of Georgia. He...


volleyball coach carl mcgown

Thank You Carl McGown

As you may know, GMS Founder Carl McGown passed away December 30, 2016.  It goes without saying that Carl will be well represented in volleyball gyms throughout the world.  He's a part of our...


How to Execute the “Set-Over”

Before coaching at Saint Mary's, almost all of my volleyball career had been in boys and men's volleyball where there is a general disdain for the set-over. When I came to Saint Mary's to coach the...


volleyball coach Dean Barboza

The Volleyball Life with Dean Barboza

Suggestions on Running a Great Volleyball Club With Tribe Volleyball Club Director Dean Barboza Chris McGown: Welcome to the Volleyball Life Podcast, I’m Chris McGown of Gold Medal Squared and...


The Volleyball Life with Shawn Covely

Suggestions on Running a Great Volleyball Club With Ignite Volleyball Club Director Shawn Covely This is part 2 of 3 of a little series from club directors that we have underway.   To say that Shawn...


The Gold Medal Squared Blog is designed to help volleyball coaches of all levels, abilities and genders.  We invite you to tune in to our volleyball podcasts which are also available on itunes.  We regularly discuss topics such as motor learning, teaching, drills, the fundamental skills, practice planning, sports psychology, coaching experiences and much more.

We also share personal coaching experiences in our blog that we think could help you develop and grow as a volleyball coach.  We have a wonderful advisory staff that cares deeply about personal growth, reflection and development.

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