Having well trained coaches is arguably the single most important part of running and
maintaining a successful volleyball club. Knowing that your athletes will be trained using a
proven and lasting methodology is a strong attraction to both kids and their parents. There’s
no better investment than educating your staff! To that end, we have created GMS Club
Certification. The requirements are listed below.
Get 80% of Your Current Staff GMS Trained
Most of our certified clubs have held private club clinics for their staff. This is a
great way for coaches to learn, interact, build relationships, and learn the GMS
methods. These events typically happen during the fall months, prior to the start of
the club season.
13 and Under Staff Must be GMS Trained
Ensuring that your younger athletes are being taught proper mechanics is one of the
most important jobs for a club. This not only lays a solid foundation for that
athlete, but will make life much, much easier for those in your club who are coaching
Designate a Technical Coordinator
The club designates a representative to oversee training and to ensure proper
teaching methods and training philosophy. This ensures uniformity throughout the club,
and will ultimately speed up learning with your athletes.
Options For Training
We have two different options for getting your staff trained, and your club certified.
Host a Private Club Clinic
Our private club events are small and personal. This allows for plenty of individual
interactions. Taking the time to discuss the specific needs of each coach (and team)
in your club is important. There's no better way to prepare your coaching staff for the
Click this link to learn more about our private club events.
Send Your Staff to a Public Clinic
Each year we run 8-10 public coaching clinics throughout the United States.
Unless one of these events is in your backyard, it's going to be more cost effective
to host a private event at your facility. To view our current lineup of public
coaching clinics, and to learn about group pricing,
GMS Certified Volleyball Clubs
Guaynabo Volleyball Academy - Puerto Rico – Fernando Vega
Altamont Volleyball Club, Livermore CA – Heather Lamb
Arizona Sky Volleyball Club, Phoenix AZ – Scott Lungren
Arlington Volleyball Club, Arlington VA – Beth Ann Wilson
Capitol Region Volleyball, Concord NH – Doug Oxford