The Feedback Trap(s)

One of the many debts I owe to Ron Larsen is the day he handed me a study taken of John Wooden's feedback. The study codified Wooden's coaching and linked it to the actions of his players in order to judge it's effectiveness. It was an eye-opening...


Jumper's Knee

We have had several requests for a blog post that address common volleyball injuries. So I spoke with Blain Empey, an athletic trainer about the most common injuries in volleyball. There are a lot of  injuries on the volleyball court, jammed fingers...


The Benefits of Team Mixing: Why None of Us Are as Smart as All of Us

Another post  from Dr. Steve Bain, who not only knows a lot about neuro-science, but is becoming quite a good volleyball coach as well.  He recently did us the honor of coming to Utah and spending a few days watching practice, talking volleyball,...


Coaching the Kicking Game - Doug Blevins

In Chico CA, NFL football has been particularly exciting to watch over the last couple of years.  Aaron Rodgers is a hometown hero and it's been thrilling to watch his success.  This year, in particular, all of the long-time 49'er fans had...


Improvement IS Addictive

This post comes to us from Dr. Steve Bain, who not only knows a lot about neuro-science, but is becoming quite a good volleyball coach as well.  Last year at the UW Coaching Clinic he shared some thoughts on improvement as it relates to chemical...


Initial Ability vs. Final Ability

Let’s call this CONCEPT ONE. In our GMS coaching clinics we often say that initial ability and final ability are not highly correlated. We think this is a very important concept, but we don’t really take the time to talk about it as much as we...


Deriving Meaning from Hoosiers

If you’re like me, “Hoosiers” is one of your favorite all-time sports films. I love everything about it; the discipline, the one last chance element, the conflict, the obstacles…everything. As a student of coaching, athletics, and...


BYU Study

Gil Fellingham is a statistics professor at BYU, and is responsible for many of the volleyball studies done here at GMS.  This is an interesting read, and as it turns out Gil is the guy behind it all. Click Here To Read Article


The Only Way To Coach

There has been a lot of talk in the volleyball community about the central premise of Gold Medal Squared, and the misconception that "GMS says there is only one way to coach/play/train, and that way is their way".  I'd like to address that idea...