Don't Cry That It's Over

I think this is one of the most perfect quotes for many of us: "Don't cry that it's over. Smile that it happened."  It's been attributed to Dr. Seuss, but it's not confirmed. Which isn't to say it's not a powerful statement. Last Friday, our team...


Teaching the Young Kids

Teaching the Young Kids As the club volleyball season gets underway, I would like to share some thoughts on my experience Coaching Volleyball players from 8 to 14 years old. I will do this in parts over the next couple of months. It's great when kids...


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...


Five Coaching Strengths that Produce Champions

This summer's Olympics got us thinking: how do we as managers and leaders become coaches who elicit greatness in others? A study of the coach-athlete relationships that yield successful performance, released by the Canadian Olympic Committee in 2010,...


Times are Changing

This article was sent to us by a client.  Did you ever think Drill Sergeants would do away with the yelling that exists during training?  How does this relate to coaching?  It seems that the "tyrant coaching style" is becoming more "old school." ...


Stepping Up When it Matters (it always matters)

We have all heard about the great competitors who raise the level of their game when it matters most.  I’m not buying it. Great competitors, from May/Walsh to the USA men’s gold-medal teams to Michael Jordan, compete with a sense of urgency even...


Helicopter Coaches

The other day I was reading an article in a magazine about Helicopter Parenting—the term given to parents who hover over their child’s every move. The author gave 5 suggestions to avoid doing for our children what they can and should do for...


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...