First Stop… Haggerty High School

Hi there folks! I'm excited to take you on our journeys around the States as Gold Medal Squared camp coaches. My husband, Taylor and I have been coaching for GMS for 3 summers now and have loved every...


Question: Mental Toughness?

From a Coach: Do you have any advice when it come to developing mental toughness in the HS female athlete? I could really use some, we have some unbelievable talent and play a very intense style of...


Marv in the AVCA Hall of Fame

Pepperdine men’s volleyball coaching legend Marv Dunphy received another accolade to add to his lengthy list of career honors on Tuesday, as the American Volleyball Coaches Association announced...


Coaching Rollercoaster

The BYU Women played their first home matches this weekend (and therefore as the volunteer assistant I was able to be on the bench) and while we went 2 and 1, we lost a close 5 game match to K-State...


Question: Serving Motion?

From a Coach: We say that serving is like throwing. But there are two or three players in our program who "shot-put" the ball instead of "throw it." Any tips on how to get them to use more of a...


Lessons from Phil Jackson

As most everyone knows, the Lakers won the NBA title this year, giving Phil Jackson his record 10th NBA championship as a coach. Jim Thompson of the Positive Coaching Alliance recently sent out this...


Canada / GMS Implementation?

Tom Melton, my dad, and I just got back from Winnipeg, Canada after a three-day coaching clinic. Some impressions after the trip: - Last year when they did a camp in Canada, Mike Wall was pulled aside...


Moneyball in Basketball

Jen Bowman from Trinity College in Connecticut sent over a link to a really fascinating article written by Michael Lewis, the author of Moneyball. It looks at Shane Battier of the NBA Houston Rockets....


Question: Blocking the Bic

From a Coach: How do you teach the middle and other players to block the bic? High level high school boys teams run it, is it a baby jump big jump, and do you try and triple it? How can I teach my...


Question: Who goes where in my lineup?

From a Coach: Where is the best place to put your MB1 and OH1 in a 5-1 lineup and why? Our Answer: This isn't a question you can answer easily, especially with girls - but the most common place to put...