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How Low Cost Clubs Operate

Three clubs out of Kansas City operate with most of their fees under $1,000, sometimes well under. Here's how clubs can lower costs while still providing an excellent athlete experience.

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December 9, 2010

Kessel’s Best Movies for Team Viewing

A personal list of movies, in no particular order, that might be great for team bonding and inspiration.

December 18, 2009

No More Drills, Feedback or Technical Training…

OK coach, hopefully this title has made you click through to this blog to see what the heck I could be thinking here.

November 20, 2009

May We Please Leave a Court Up?

Over 20 years ago I was working with the University of Colorado program, working with several club teams to merge them into a single varsity program.

November 18, 2009

CAP Article: Game-Like Training

Originally published in 2009 About the Author: Rick Swan is the head women’s volleyball coach at Colorado College. He is a CAP Level II coach in USA Volleyball’s Coach Education Program. Game-like training is a simple idea. It is the notion that athletes will learn to play the game of volleyball better by practicing the...

November 11, 2009

Tryouts and Our Deepest Fear

Tryouts can bring out our deep fears, as the talent pyramid begins its inexorable narrowing. From six elementary schools teams, to a couple or so junior high 7th grade teams.

November 9, 2009

Reflections on Open Gym

My son Cody is a senior at the oldest high school here in Colorado Springs. We decided together to start a volleyball club at his school this year, to help grow the boy's high school club program.

October 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Coach Wooden

I was fortunate in my beginning stages of coaching in the early 1970s to cross paths with Stew McDole of Graceland College (now University), where I was mentored by Stew and coaches like Chris McLaughlin and Carl McGown.

BBQ sauce.

September 14, 2009

Olympic Caliber Nutrition

Aaron Brock MS, ATC, PESDirector of Sports Medicine and Performance to the U.S. National TeamsUSA Men’s Olympic Volleyball TeamE-Mail: aaron.brock@usav.org If you haven’t given nutrition much thought, you may want to start… now! Research clearly demonstrates the beneficial effects of optimal nutrition on athletic performance. While many factors need to be considered when discussing an...

August 26, 2009

We Coach the Way We Were Coached

Each fall for high school, then later when junior volleyball clubs begin, training takes place that shows that the science of our sport has not impacted the cultural traditions of this same sport.

August 10, 2009

Paralympic Sports Clubs Military Sports Programs x

I traveled some this summer doing mostly weekend clinics around the USA primarily for coaches and PE teachers at the youth level.

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.