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...


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

This is one of the original "articles" from our old website; we are reposting the entire series here on our blog. John Kessel from USA Volleyball passed this along to us. The article below, while not specific to volleyball, has some very direct and...


The Competitive Cauldron

The Competitive Cauldron Written by Tom Black Explaining the Competitive Cauldron There is no improvement without intensity. This is what draws us to the cauldron. If we want our players to improve, they have to play hard. If we want them to play...


Coaching Rollercoaster

The BYU Women played their first home matches this weekend (and therefore as the volunteer assistant I was able to be on the bench) and while we went 2 and 1, we lost a close 5 game match to K-State on the last night. At some point in his career, the...


Question: Negative Reinforcement?

Negative Reinforcement From a Coach: Maybe you can help me sort something out that has been nagging at me for a long time now. This is not so much a technical question per se, but one that you might be able to answer from your experience. There are a...