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July 29, 2009

Back to My Iowa Grassroots

I have come back to the place that my coaching of coach's journey really began, to a land where nighthawks cry at dusk.

July 20, 2009

Opportunity is Nowhere

This is one of my favorite "words" ever, and given the economic situation impacting us all, leads us into the reason for this grow the game set of options - for I see things as now here, never nowhere.

July 16, 2009

Landslide

What do Tori Amos, Smashing Pumpkins, Dixie Chicks, The Dance, and Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac all have in common? Whether acapella, acoustic guitar, solo piano, or more

July 13, 2009

More Volleyball From Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo...Wrecks to Rainforest -- Vanuatu, Discover untouched seclusion and beauty...that is what Carte de Luganville - the map of this town says.

July 9, 2009

Beachroots Volleyball in Vanuatu

I have come back to where my grandfather, father and a guy named James Michener once travelled and worked.

July 1, 2009

Volleyball and Fly Fishing

I got a new Orvis Helios 3wt recently. Made from the same carbon fiber they use on the Apache helicopters, it is feather light at 1.75 ounces total, and strong as heck, for casting into the afternoon winds along my favorite little streams.

June 26, 2009

Father’s Day and Volleyball

My father was my role model in countless ways, and I have done my best raising my kids as a single dad to follow in his World War II veteran footsteps.

June 25, 2009

Tennis Anyone?

Warming up on the beach with your partner has two very powerful messages that indoor players and coaches need to listen to so that more kids find success earlier in the challenges of our sport.

May 14, 2009

The Talent Code – Deep Practice, Ignition and Master Coaching

Sorry for the long break in postings - with two kids in teen sports (volleyball and lacrosse) both in state playoffs and finals almost upon us...

March 30, 2009

TED March Teaching Madness

Technology Education Design posted some very important clips this month, which I feel every leader growing our sport must view, to be both a better teacher, and to give you more energy to do the wonderful things each of you are doing in that task.

March 18, 2009

Appropriate Coaching

Appropriate coaching is an important part of being a good coach. Some thoughts about the use of running and other physical punishment follow.

March 9, 2009

National Conversations on Good Coaching

Almost a year ago, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA ), a Stanford University-based non-profit organization dedicated to transforming youth sports and USAV Affiliated Organization...

February 27, 2009

To Sit or Stand During Matches?

This week I got an email from a coach, who asked a great question - sit or stand during match play?

February 18, 2009

The Art of Strategy

One of the things that I find fascinating is the "volleyball canyon" regarding the mental game.

February 6, 2009

How to Make Coaches Great

One of the sites I frequent often is posting new videos this week, as the TED conference for 2009 is happening right now.

January 30, 2009

How We Make Decisions

Most of you reading my work over the years understand the importance I place on improving the most important skill in our sport – reading.

January 26, 2009

More Street Volleyball Please

Hanging out at this year's NCAA Volleyball Championships in chilly Omaha, Neb., one cannot help but be warmed by the wonderful hospitality of the Cornhusker Nation and Great Plains members. Wednesday night

January 26, 2009

A Coaching Challenge and Reality

Just back from Milwaukee where over 60 coaches shared two full days of a CAP course.

January 26, 2009

HP Clinic Lessons Shared

So we are in the fourth day of this year's USA Volleyball High Performance Coaches' Clinic and CAP I,II, III sessions here at the Olympic Training Center.