Staying the Course–Process over Outcome

Last Thursday we played our first conference match of the year at BYU--a new member of the West Coast Conference. We knew they were very good--even better than when we played them earlier in the...


Mid-Season Choices

A good question recently came in from a coach: “I'm in my current HS season, and my middle hitters are hitting horribly. I know middles aren't nearly as valuable as OH's and OP's but here are the...


Fundamentals of Relationships

The Fundamentals of Relationships When traveling with the Men’s National Team, there is inevitably a significant amount of downtime.  I try to be as productive as possible while waiting for the...


Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Every year at this time pre-season begins and with it many decisions need to be made.  Not only do you have to make these decisions, but you have very little time to implement many of them. What we...


Swiss Men’s Volleyball, 2011

This is a long story (hopefully you will find it interesting) to deliver a short and very important coaching message. Since I retired in 2002 as the head coach for the BYU men’s NCAA volleyball team...


Courage

The following blog post is not so much about volleyball, camps, clinics, and instruction. It’s a bit of reminder that there are much bigger issues facing our players, our colleagues, and our...


Learning through Teaching

I’m not a quick learner, but eventually I learn some things. Fortunately, I enjoy teaching, which is a great way to learn. I find that I coach best when I approach coaching as a teacher. We teach...


Volley Suisse

In July I was lucky enough to be able to go spend a week in Nafels, Switzerland with my dad and most of the Swiss National Team as they prepared to go to the World University Games that are happening...


Another Great Summer!!

Late August is always an exciting time of the year for women's volleyball. Currently High School and College programs all over the country are hard at work preparing for the upcoming season. Gold...


The Setting Battle @ Arizona State

We at Gold Medal Squared are lucky to have a wonderful group of coaches on our Advisory Staff.  One of the things we are working to do is bring you more of their thoughts and coaching experiences via...