Super Bowl - Consequence of Little Things

The 2011 PAC 12 Season is looking like it will be the last where a true double round-robin is used to determine the conference championship.  As such, our staff is working hard to ask a lot of important questions about the nature of our conference,...


Expectations

How many of you have coached a team and had what was termed as a "big win"? Three weeks ago my team experienced exactly that. We played a team everyone assumed would be victorious against us. We prepared for this match just like any other match; we...


Yeats and the Volleyball Season

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing  - William Butler Yeats At LMU we play in the West Coast Conference. And it is a tough this year…really tough.  The teams that...


The Ultimate Over-Achievers

This past weekend, unbeknownst to many here in the United States, the Wallabies (Australia) defeated the Springboks (South Africa) and advanced to play the All-Blacks (New Zealand) in the second semi-final of the Rugby World Cup.  Over the past...


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...


Staying the Course--Process over Outcome

Last Thursday we played our first conference match of the year at BYU--a new member of the West Coast Conference. We knew they were very good--even better than when we played them earlier in the season. I felt like we were ready to play well and we...


Fundamentals of Relationships

The Fundamentals of Relationships When traveling with the Men’s National Team, there is inevitably a significant amount of downtime.  I try to be as productive as possible while waiting for the next flight, bus ride or meal by reading a variety of...


Courage

The following blog post is not so much about volleyball, camps, clinics, and instruction. It’s a bit of reminder that there are much bigger issues facing our players, our colleagues, and our communities. Sometimes, however, we can try to use our...


Why Talent is Overrated

By Geoff Colvin, senior editor at large (Fortune Magazine) -- It is mid-1978, and we are inside the giant Procter & Gamble headquarters in Cincinnati, looking into a cubicle shared by a pair of 22-year-old men, fresh out of college. Their assignment...