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...


Conventional Hitting Efficiency

Joe Trinsey, who attended a GMS volleyball clinic in New Jersey this past December, has really taken some of the concepts from the clinic and put a lot of additional thought into them.  At one point...


USAV Olympic Achievement

Three of our GMS staff members - Marv Dunphy, Rob Browning, and John Speraw - were recently honored by USA Volleyball with the Olympic Achievement Award. More details from USAVB are here.


Whole Training

This is one of the original "articles" from our old website; we are reposting the entire series here on our blog. Dr. Steve Bain, a longtime friend of GMS and quite a smart guy in his own right, has...


Players or Competitors?

Has our system created an unintended consequence in player development? Dr. Jay Martin - Soccer Journal In early September, a Division I game featured two Top 10 teams, one from the West Coast and one...


Why Talent is Overrated

By Geoff Colvin, senior editor at large (Fortune Magazine) -- It is mid-1978, and we are inside the giant Procter & Gamble headquarters in Cincinnati, looking into a cubicle shared by a pair of...


Stretching: The Truth

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS in THE NEW YORK TIMES Published: October 31, 2008 WHEN DUANE KNUDSON, a professor of kinesiology at California State University, Chico, looks around campus at athletes warming up...


Talent vs. Work

This is one of the original "articles" from our old website; we are reposting the entire series here on our blog. A great article about the fallacy of talent, the power of reps, and the low...


How to Grow a Super-Athlete

This is one of the original "articles" from our old website; we are reposting the entire series here on our blog. I am not sure where this article originally appeared or how it got on our radar, but...


How Not to Talk to your Kids – the Inverse Power of Praise

This is one of the original "articles" from our old website; we are reposting the entire series here on our blog. John Kessel from USA Volleyball passed this along to us. The article below, while not...