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Angie Akers

Part 1

Angie Akers Part 1 with Angie Akers. Former pro beach player and a current coach for The Netherlands Beach National Team. Go Social With Gold Medal Squared Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram Gold Medal Squared At Your Fingertips Join GMS+ and gain complete access to the Gold Medal Squared library of Drills, Videos, Skill Courses, and...

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Wrist Snap

Wrist–Snap Of the many shots in a good attacker’s toolbox, one that produces a ball flight with topspin seems to be highly prized by coaches.  In an effort to help developing attackers get a feel for the mechanics needed to produce topspin shots, sometimes the idea of wrist–snap will be introduced.  If there’s one topic that will...

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Alfred Reft: TRANSITIONING

Transitioning From Club To College

Alfred Reft Transitioning From Club To College Athletics Coach Reft talks about the struggles he faces when working with club athletes during their transition to college athletics at Illinois, and the importance of empowering athletes to make decisions on their own.   Go Social With Gold Medal Squared Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram Gold Medal Squared...

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James Kerr – LEGACY

Rebroadcast

James Kerr- LEGACY A rebroadcast of one of our earliest episodes in which we interview James Kerr, author of the book Legacy: What The All Blacks Can Teach Us About The Business of Life. It is filled with great insights on creating a team culture. While you’re at it, order the Coach Your Brains Out...

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Stein Metzger EMPIRE BUILDING

Part 2

Stein Metzger EMPIRE BUILDING Part 2 Stein Metzger continues his conversation with the CYBO team and answers questions about his playing career, what he misses most about his time on the sand, and how he has bridged the gap between athlete and coach. Go Social With Gold Medal Squared Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram Gold Medal...

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Rotation Formations & Overlap Rules – Ro 6

Rotation 6 Analysis

Rotation 6 Rotation 6 is another fairly simple formation with little movement required for the Setter and the two front row attackers. Rotation 6 – Player Positioning Here is where the players are in Rotation 6. Bold & Underlined Text = Front Row Players In Rotation 6, the M1’s spot is zone 1 (replaced by the...

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Rotation Formations & Overlap Rules – Ro 5

Rotation 5 Analysis

Rotation 5 The two front row attackers in Rotation 5 are the H1 and the M1. This should be the best outside hitter on the team and the best middle attacker on the team, for reasons that were explained in part one of this series. Rotation 5 is a very simple rotation for the serve-receive...

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RESILIENCY with Trevor Ragan

Part 2

RESILIENCY with Trevor Ragan Welcome to Part 2 of our conversation with Trevor Ragan on resiliency. When we face challenges, the tactics used to bounce back are the same ones being used at every level of the game. By maintaining a growth mindset and framing the situation as an opportunity, you are exercising your ability...

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