Podcast – The Volleyball Life

The Volleyball Life with Dean Barboza

Suggestions on Running a Great Volleyball Club With Tribe Volleyball Club Director Dean Barboza Chris McGown: Welcome to the Volleyball Life Podcast, I’m Chris McGown of Gold Medal Squared and we’re talking today with Dean Barboza. Dean is the director of Tribe Volleyball. They’re a volleyball club out of South Florida, and they been at it…

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The Volleyball Life with Shawn Covely

Suggestions on Running a Great Volleyball Club With Ignite Volleyball Club Director Shawn Covely This is part 2 of 3 of a little series from club directors that we have underway.   To say that Shawn Covely is fully invested in coaching would be putting it mildly. Chris: Hey, hey. Thanks for joining us on the Volleyball…

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The Volleyball Life with Aaron Benning

How to Run a Volleyball Club It’s getting to be club volleyball season soon, and in the first of three installments from club directors we talk with Aaron Benning.   AB is currently working in sunny Southern California as an assistant coach for Loyola Marymount’s indoor team.   Prior to that he spend 9 years…

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The Volleyball Life with Jeremiah Larsen

Jeremiah Larsen is the head coach at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.   It’s a program that for the last several years has struggled mightily, never winning more than six matches in a season for as long as people seem to be able to remember.   This year however, they are off to the…

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The Volleyball Life with Steve Bain

This episode we’re talking with Dr. Steve Bain, who is a volleyball coach at Northwest University and neuroscience expert doing research at the University of Washington.   We discuss the idea of “playing multiple sports makes you better”, we get deeper into specificity of motor programs, we look at the traditional idea of hand-eye coordination,…

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The Volleyball Life with Kasey Crider

Kasey Crider knew early that he wanted to be a volleyball coach, and he’s been an assistant with three enormously influential head coaches and programs.   Following a playing career at Pepperdine and a brief stint as a professional, he went back to Pepperdine to coach with Marv Dunphy.   From there he spent two…

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The Volleyball Life with Kevin Barnett

We’re talking the Rio Olympics with Kevin Barnett, part of the indoor volleyball broadcasting duo from NBC.   He sees a huge number of volleyball matches each year, broadcasting international competition as well as collegiate matches, and has a great eye for the technical aspects of the game.   He was a member of the…

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The Volleyball Life with Courtney Thompson

This episode we are talking with Courtney Thompson.   A native of Washington, she was part of a national championship team at UW in 2005.  She’s played professionally in Puerto Rico, in Europe, and most recently, in Brazil.  She was a member of the team that won the silver medal in the 2012 London Olympics,…

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The Volleyball Life with Tyler Neal

Tyler Neal is, like many of our guests, a very interesting guy who has made some no-so-traditional choices about life and how he’s using his talents.   He played and did his undergrad at Stanford, then got a lot degree and moved into a practice.  Not long after that, he decided he was cut out…

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The Volleyball Life with Kirsten Booth

Kirsten Booth was gracious enough to be part of our AVCA panel in Omaha, and that was my first time meeting her.  I’d heard a little about her and her teams at Creighton, and she was wonderful on our panel.  She had some really interesting insights that we explored a little further when we were…

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