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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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Core Values and Leadership Are Equally Essential

A true test of one’s philosophy and leadership skills comes when the fire is hot. It’s easy to be a leader during smooth sailing times. However, in times of stress, one needs to implement actions reflective of sound core values. Coaches, by default, are placed in a position where their core values and leadership are tested daily.

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Can Women’s Volleyball Be Positionless?

We compare the offensive systems that are being used in basketball at the collegiate and professional levels, with the potential crossover to volleyball

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Stress Is Not the Enemy. Teaching Your Athletes to Embrace Stressful Situations

We are inundated with the message that stress is inherently debilitating. Stress can promote anxiety, trigger sleepless nights, raise pulse rates, and compromise performance. But, given the proper mindset, there is a different component of stress with a positive side.

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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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Core Values and Leadership Are Equally Essential

A true test of one’s philosophy and leadership skills comes when the fire is hot. It’s easy to be a leader during smooth sailing times. However, in times of stress, one needs to implement actions reflective of sound core values. Coaches, by default, are placed in a position where their core values and leadership are tested daily.

Read More

Can Women’s Volleyball Be Positionless?

We compare the offensive systems that are being used in basketball at the collegiate and professional levels, with the potential crossover to volleyball

Read More

Stress Is Not the Enemy. Teaching Your Athletes to Embrace Stressful Situations

We are inundated with the message that stress is inherently debilitating. Stress can promote anxiety, trigger sleepless nights, raise pulse rates, and compromise performance. But, given the proper mindset, there is a different component of stress with a positive side.

Read More

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