volleyball coach kevin hambly at a press conference

Coaching for Confidence - Developing Mentally Strong Athletes

This week we've got a little bit of a different format.  We hosted a panel back in December at the AVCA Convention; the subject matter was "Coaching for Confidence, Developing Mentally Strong Athletes".  Our panelists were Tom Black from LMU,...


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...


The Pulse of your Team

How’s your team? Are they happy? Do they feel fresh, mentally and physically, or are they run down? Is team chemistry good? What do they like most about practices, or being on the team in general? What do they dread about practice? Are they doing...


Self-Esteem

What I've come to greatly appreciate in working with the crew at GMS, is the cadre of coaches in the company and those you get to meet. These relationships have proven critical in my own coaching development. I was recently sent a Dilbert comic...


Question: Mental Toughness?

Developing Mental Toughness From a Coach: Do you have any advice when it come to developing mental toughness in the HS female athlete? I could really use some, we have some unbelievable talent and play a very intense style of volleyball. If we keep...


Mind vs Matter

Mind vs Matter There is a great article at The Science of Sport blog about physiological strength, mental strength and the role the two play in sports performance. Here is a quote from the post: "The conclusion then . . . is that if you want to be a...