While the game of volleyball itself has strong patterns that help us develop a defensive system, offensive systems are much more dependent on your unique mix of players.  A good offense can take on many forms, and may even evolve during the course of a season.  If you don't have much experience with rotation / overlap rules and typical positions, you'll want to go through our Volleyball 101 Course as a pre-requisite.  In this course we'll cover the following topics:

  • The time-tested principles that you'll use as a foundation for developing a system that fits your personnel. 
  • Some common offensive systems and the relative merits of each.
  • Which skills in volleyball contribute most to winning matches.
  • Which positions in volleyball have the biggest impact on the game.
  • Training ideas with regards to systems and skills for better offense.  

Our staff takes you through everything you need to teach these systems to beginning and advanced players.  We'll bring you insights gained over 30 years of coaching athletes at every level, with clear video examples and whiteboard explanations. 

View additional offensive volleyball courses in our collection.

Spiking and Transition - 17 Lessons

Setting with Courtney Thompson - 25 Lessons

Set, Tempo and Timing in Volleyball - 15 Lessons

Chris McGown
Chris McGown
Co-Founder, Gold Medal Squared

Chris got his first experience coaching volleyball in 1991, working alongside his father Carl doing High School summer camps.   Working each summer with those youth teams put in place an early love for seeing players improve, and an appreciation for how much could be accomplished with good coaching.

After almost a decade working in the corporate world as an engineer, Chris found his way back into coaching in 2003, when he joined Gold Medal Squared full-time.   He spent 2009-2015 as a coach at BYU, returning to the school where he was a player in the 90s.   He spent two years as a volunteer with the women's program, and four years as the head coach of the men's program.   In 2013, he was named the AVCA National Coach of the Year.   

In addition to heading up our Coaching Clinic products at GMS, Chris currently consults and occasionally coaches with teams at every level.   JHS, HS, Club, NCAA programs, professional, and National Teams.   Most recently, he was an assistant coach with the Netherlands women's national team, where they were silver medalists at the 2017 European Championships.