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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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Options When Evaluating Serve Receive

Being proficient in serving and passing is essential to point-scoring opportunities, either directly or indirectly. With an effective serve, I can earn points directly via serve aces or force the opponent out-of-system and into an easily defended attack. At every level, there is a direct correlation between the quality of the pass and the ability…

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Model Your Coaching After Abe Lincoln!

Jim Collins, the author of the best-selling business book “Good to Great,” was giving a speech on leadership. He offered the following scenario. “I would like you to picture Abraham Lincoln, sitting there at 1:30 in the morning in October 1862, getting the battle reports from Antietam. Seven thousand Americans, North and South, dying in…

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Keeping the Non-Starters Engaged

All coaches want positive vibes to permeate the team environment. Rarely do these vibes occur by accident. Unfortunately, society sends a strong message that it’s all about the individual, not the team. So, it’s swimming upstream for some players to be supportive and engaged when the spotlight is not on them. A wise coach budgets…

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