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 blocking is such a hot topic.  There’s no...


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 that allows coaches flexibility.  In order to...


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 believe that we teach high level volleyball players...


Perfect Perfect

This spring Jason Watson, head coach of the Arizona State Women's Volleyball team has invited me in to his gym as an assistant coach.  After a much needed three year break from college coaching, I'm excited to be back in the gym. One of the...


Making Changes

"Some coaches don’t have the energy or willingness to make the emotional commitment to motivate people to attain the standard required of them to compete successfully at the highest level (We could also say some coaches don't have the energy to...


Drills vs. Feedback

One thing we have learned over the years is that volleyball coaches love new drills. After all, if we provide our athletes with new and exciting drills every day, it will motivate them to really get after it. Right? I recently received the...


Seeing is Everything

“Volleyball is a visual motor game, with an emphasis on the visual.” For those of you who have attended a Gold Medal Squared Coaches Clinic, you have heard this before.  Seeing the game is perhaps THE most important skill in volleyball, and one...


The Dog Days

I was reading a fishing report a few weeks back, and it was entitled “The Dog Days of Summer.” The report went on to explain the current fishing conditions, the hot weather, how to avoid rattlesnakes, and the challenges of trying to catch fickle...