To Block or Not to Block

To Block or Not to Block Gold Medal Squared Volleyball Camps and Volleyball Clinics Blocking is an interesting skill to talk about.  I’ve often times wondered why blocking, and specifically swing...


Chris McGown – Coach of the Year!

BYU Head Coach and Gold Medal Squared Staff Member Chris McGown has been named the 2013 AVCA and MPSF Coach of the Year.  The BYU Men's Volleyball team will be competing this weekend in the Final...


BYU Men – Final Four!

Congratulations to Gold Medal Squared Advisory Member and BYU Head Coach Chris McGown for winning the MPSF Championship this past weekend.  The cougars will compete in the final four this coming...


Serving – Teaching the Young Kids

Of all the skills we must teach young kids, serving and passing must be at the top of the list. Mastery of these skills takes a long time so they must begin early and in earnest. In this blog I will...


Coaching Volleyball’s Youth – Part 3

When coaching younger kids we sometimes wonder what we should be doing for strength and conditioning and overall volleyball fitness. Here are some important points to remember. Volleyball is a Skill...


John Speraw – USA

A big congratulations to GMS Advisory Staff Member John Speraw!  John was hired as the USA Men's Head Coach this past week.  We are honored and excited to have such a talented group of volleyball...


6-2 With Subs

When to run a 6-2 with your volleyball team At Gold Medal Squared we believe that volleyball coaches should build their systems around the abilities of their players.  That's a liberating principle...


Practice Planning

Planning Purposeful and Pertinent Volleyball Practice Plans Written by Jeff White Head Volleyball Coach Brenau University So, you've gone to a few volleyball clinics, read some recommended books,...


Nebraska Western

I have been reading the blogs on the gold medal squared website for a long time now. It is so strange but there is always one that speaks to me at the right moment. As volleyball coaches, I feel like...


Club Volleyball Clinics

This past weekend we were very privileged to have Carl McGown in our gym to run a volleyball clinic for our club coaches. Although our club has been GMS certified for several years now, we asked Carl...


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.

If you have any questions about the topics discussed here don’t hesitate to contact us any time!  We are more than happy to help.