There Is No Magic

A nice article about our founder Carl McGown on the USA Volleyball website! http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Features/2014/June/19/There-is-NO-Magic


"The most we can hope for..."

This past weekend I took my staff to an off-site retreat.  While there we had a chance to discuss the pending season.  We also talked a lot about the ways we need to grow and develop as a staff.  It was one of the best staff meetings I've been...


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 enough time to get everything in place - NEVER. One...


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 considerable promise. Club Coaching is Hard I coached...


Lessons From the Las Vegas Invitational

This past weekend I coached my first ever 3 day Juniors Tournament in Las Vegas. I've spent many days recruiting this tournament, but have never stayed long enough to see the finals. This year, my club team played well enough to be in the final of...


Super Bowl - Consequence of Little Things

The 2011 PAC 12 Season is looking like it will be the last where a true double round-robin is used to determine the conference championship.  As such, our staff is working hard to ask a lot of important questions about the nature of our conference,...


The Ultimate Over-Achievers

This past weekend, unbeknownst to many here in the United States, the Wallabies (Australia) defeated the Springboks (South Africa) and advanced to play the All-Blacks (New Zealand) in the second semi-final of the Rugby World Cup.  Over the past...


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 this blog. Like many of you, I've sat through the...