The Volleyball Life with Courtney Thompson

This episode we are talking with Courtney Thompson.   A native of Washington, she was part of a national championship team at UW in 2005.  She's played professionally in Puerto Rico, in Europe, and most recently, in Brazil.  She was a member of...


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The Volleyball Life with Kirsten Booth

Kirsten Booth was gracious enough to be part of our AVCA panel in Omaha, and that was my first time meeting her.  I'd heard a little about her and her teams at Creighton, and she was wonderful on our panel.  She had some really interesting insights...


kathy deboer at the avca volleyball convention

The Volleyball Life with Kathy DeBoer

This week on The Volleyball Life Podcast we are joined by AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer.  Kathy discusses the mission of the AVCA and relationship they have with the NCAA.  We think you will enjoy hearing about Kathy's impression of...


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The Volleyball Life with Jason Watson

In this episode of The Volleyball Life we are chatting with Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Jason Watson.  At the time of this podcast Jason was the Head Coach for Arizona State University Women's Volleyball.  Jason had recently won his 200th match...


"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...


How Good Are You Going to Become?

“To reach a goal you have never before attained, you must do what you have never before done.”  R G Scott Coaches, here is a message I think we need to communicate clearly and repeatedly to our athletes: The question is not how good are you now....


Messages We Send

Messages we Send - Written by GMS Staff Member Rob Browning During a match we are constantly sending messages to our team, and our players are receiving them!  Most of the messages we send, we do so unintentionally, but our players are still...


The Success of our Players

The Success of our Players Written by LMU Head Coach Tom Black Watching players at the high school or club, collegiate, and international levels, it’s always interesting to see who succeeds at the next level, who stumbles, and who has a curvy path...


Leadership Doesn't Have a Title

A few weeks back GMS Staff Member Tom Melton wrote this in the Volleyball Toolbox forum.  I thought I'd share it here as well.  Enjoy! Since yesterday was 9/11, there were many wonderful tributes posted on Facebook.  For some reason, this post...