Teaching the Young Kids

Teaching the Young Kids As the club volleyball season gets underway, I would like to share some thoughts on my experience Coaching Volleyball players from 8 to 14 years old. I will do this in parts...


Great Success!

Fall is an exciting time for us at Gold Medal Squared.  Many of our advisory members are hard at work trying to qualify for the NCAA Tournament.  Furthermore, many of our volleyball camp and clinic...


Fitness for Club Volleyball

Here is a common question we get, voiced in an email from a clinic attendee. "I'd like to get an opinion from you. I'm concerned about the direction my club is going this season.  The club director...


Preventing Shoulder Injury

This is the second post to address common volleyball injuries. The first post addressed patella tendonitis or "jumper's knee." PS...thanks for all the feedback on the jumper's knee post! In the post...


10 Days into the 2012 Volleyball Season

10 Days in to the Volleyball Season Perpetually Dissatisfied and Always in a Hurry This is the second quote on our whiteboard. This time next week we will have played 3 matches. There just is never...


Coaching is Hard

This post is certainly long overdue. As such, I'm going to combine a couple of different topics into one post. You will forgive me, but like many of you, I'm deep into preparing for a season with...


The Games Go On Without Us

The reason winning a gold medal is so exhilarating is because it is so difficult to achieve.  Not only do you have to be good enough compared to the rest of the world who is desperately trying to...


Five Coaching Strengths that Produce Champions

This summer's Olympics got us thinking: how do we as managers and leaders become coaches who elicit greatness in others? A study of the coach-athlete relationships that yield successful performance,...


Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication

While out working coaching clinics and summer volleyball camps, it's common for us to engage in conversation regarding training different ages and genders.  A lot of people find it difficult to...


Let the Games Begin

The preliminary round is over and it’s time for the “win or go home” quarterfinal matches.  The winners of those 4 matches are guaranteed to be playing for Gold or Bronze on the last day of the...