Our volleyball clinics are designed for coaches who are training athletes at all levels of the sport, from young beginners to seasoned professionals. If you're new to coaching volleyball this is without question the most effective way for you to get started, and if you've been coaching for 30 years, we'll still teach you some new tricks..
You will not find a better staff when it comes to relating to your level of coaching. While many of our clinicians have coached at the highest levels including the Olympic Games, we have also spent thousands of hours coaching at the youth, High School, and club level. We have been living in your world for over 30 years.
"I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand". Attendees at our clinics can participate in drills, score-keeping, and other on-court activities which further enhance learning. We allow you the chance to experience much of what your athletes go through when you take the material back to them.
We believe that coaching principles are liberating, not restrictive. Having sound, research based coaching principles allows us to build great systems around the abilities of our players. We rely on science, research and mountains of data to develop our principles rather than following popular fads or trends.
Our 3-day events are hands down the most comprehensive, innovative, and research based volleyball coaching clinics in the world. We have often been at the forefront of the sport, promoting unpopular or unfamiliar methods that eventually become mainstream. Our methods and philosophies have had an impact on the game of volleyball worldwide, all genders, all levels of play.
Our foundation is based on sound principles, science and motor learning
For over 30 years we have relied heavily on science to help develop our coaching philosophy. Whether it's hiring statisticians to help us determine the most important skills, or combing through thousands of data points to help our teams improve by 1 percent, science is foundational component to our coaching clinic curriculum. We also believe that no science is settled science. As the game evolves, and as we learn ourselves, we continue to refine, tweak and adjust our coaching methods in an attempt to get better.
Motor learning is a change, resulting from practice or experience, in the capability for responding. It often involves improving the smoothness and accuracy of movements and is obviously necessary for complicated movements such as passing, spiking, blocking etc. At our coaching clinics we walk you through how to implement the science of motor learning in to your every day practices. A deeper understanding of the motor learning concepts will drastically simplify the way you coach your athletes.
This was one of Carl McGowns favorite thing to say at our coaching clinics. The ideas we present to you out our clinics are wonderful, foundational ideas that will guide you through your seasons. However, not all leagues, genders or teams are created equal. There's very few absolutes in coaching. That said, we will encourage you (in a much nicer way than Carl) to keep your own data and learn what is happening at your level of play. Gathering some simple data can have a huge impact on your decisions as a coach.
This clinic completely changed the way I look at coaching.
Your staff was absolutely wonderful!
I am so excited to get back to work with my athletes.
Thank you so much! The best time and money I've ever spent.
Can't wait for another round of GMS!
After applying the GMS concepts and principles to my
high school team we won league!
This was the first time for the program since 2009.
It has really made a difference so thank you!
WOW, what an awesome weekend!!
I really enjoyed the presentations and the conversations.
I truly believe in GMS and know it's going
to improve my coaching and more importantly
the experience of my players!
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If you're a new volleyball coach there's no better place to start than with a Gold Medal Squared Volleyball Coaches Clinic. Not only will we provide you with a solid foundation from which to start, but we offer a significant discount for coaches with less than two years of total experience (all jobs combined). If you have been coaching for two years or less, please email us today for promotion details.
You can expect to have access to some of the most successful volleyball minds in our sports history. Our clinics involve both on-court and classroom sessions. We will be covering motor learning, the fundamental skills, team systems, drills and scoring, statistics, practice planning and much, much more! Our goal is to send you back to your teams invigorated, energized and more confident as a coach!
Our typical clinic schedule is 3 full days, Friday through Sunday. However, We do run different schedules depending on facility availability and the time of year so be sure to check the start/end times for the event you are attending. For our 3-day events we typically begin at 8:30 AM and finish up around 5:30 PM. Plan on being done between 2:30 and 3:30 PM on the last day of the clinic (typically Sunday).
Yes, we offer referral discounts for those who bring a friend to any of our volleyball clinics. For each friend that you refer you will receive 2 additional months access to our volleyball toolbox system. This is the most innovative and advanced coaching software available, allowing you to plan and print practices, create drills, share videos and much more!
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