"We need a new diversity-not one based on biological characteristics and identity politics but a diversity of opinion and worldviews."

~Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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Although I've retired from university coaching and the USA Girls U-18 team, my interest remains in the coaching and academic world.  My goal is for this site to be a resource of information and thought-provoking opinions that will assist you in becoming a better teacher and coach.

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I've become an avid reader of pretty much anything that is in front of me. In this section of the website, I'll recommend material that you might find compelling. It might be a book, an article, or a video that I find thought-provoking. If anything that I suggest provides you with some new perspectives and somehow enriches your life then I'm pleased.

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Be Creative With Training Activities

There are an array of methods to foster player development. The most obvious is to play the game a lot. However, as the saying goes, “there are a lot of roads leading to Chicago.” A creative coach, or player, can create activities that will allow a transfer of physical, technical, or tactical components to the…

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Volleyball Contemplations

After watching a lot of collegiate volleyball during the fall, both with the team I’m helping (University of Denver), or whatever I’m watching on television, I find myself evaluating various aspects of the collegiate game. I’m not 100% sure of my opinions and do not have extensive data to back up my thoughts. These are…

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Factors Influencing USA Women’s National Team Success

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom; it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief; it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it…

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Featured Video- The Master Coaches Talk NCAA Playoffs with Tom Black, Todd Dagenais, Tonya Johnson and Dave Shondell

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