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Self-Esteem

What I’ve come to greatly appreciate in working with the crew at GMS, is the cadre of coaches in the company and those you get to meet. These relationships have proven critical in my own coaching development. I was recently sent a Dilbert comic strip by a good friend who coaches at Utah State University…

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Talent vs. Work

This is one of the original “articles” from our old website; we are reposting the entire series here on our blog. A great article about the fallacy of talent, the power of reps, and the low correlation between initial ability and final ability. As a footnote to this article, Alexander was selected as the 8th…

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How to Grow a Super-Athlete

This is one of the original “articles” from our old website; we are reposting the entire series here on our blog. I am not sure where this article originally appeared or how it got on our radar, but it is another powerful testament to the principles we have been championing for quite some time. –…

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How Not to Talk to your Kids – the Inverse Power of Praise

The Inverse Power of Praise John Kessel from USA Volleyball passed this along to us. The article below, while not specific to volleyball, has some very direct and beneficial application to coaching. It also forces us to ask some very difficult questions about ourselves as coaches. Some of the questions I was forced to ask…

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What it Takes to be Great

This is one of the original “articles” from our old website; we are reposting the entire series here on our blog. Research now shows that the lack of natural talent is irrelevant to great success. The secret? Painful and demanding practice and hard work By Geoffrey Colvin, senior editor-at-large, October 19, 2006 (Fortune Magazine) —…

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GMS in Africa

Recently several GMS staff members, as part of a larger contingent from USA Volleyball, presented a coaching clinic to the CAVB (African Volleyball Confederation) in Cairo, Egypt. GMS staffers included Dr. Doug Beal, Dr. Carl McGown, and Rob Browning. Bill Neville and John Kessel rounded out what was a phenomenally experienced and distinguished coaching group….

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Dr. McGown Interview

The BYU Sports Network did a recent interview with Carl:

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Lessons from Phil Jackson

Lessons From Phil Jackson As most everyone knows, the Lakers won the NBA title this year, giving Phil Jackson his record 10th NBA championship as a coach. Jim Thompson of the Positive Coaching Alliance recently sent out this email detailing how Coach Jackson is a role model for youth coaches. By the way, you can…

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