Post Season Play: Why Do Good Guys Always Finish Last?

So, what can we learn from the Washington Nationals baseball team’s latest flame out from post season play? (Because, Heaven knows, there’s got to be a silver lining there somewhere!!) … Every coach, manager, teacher, trainer, parent and player wants the … Continue reading

5 Potential Danger Zones in the Young Athlete

Kids need a challenge but they also need special handling. Most people think, why? My kids are flexible, resilient, and young. They bounce back from anything thrown at them. Let’s throw it all at them! They can handle it. Not … Continue reading

Max Scherzer Under Pressure: Give me the ball

Max Scherzer. Game 5. Win or go home. You couldn’t sketch it any better for Mad Max. He loves this stuff. They’ll bring their best. We’ll bring our best. This is GREAT! Give me the ball! He doesn’t pretend that he … Continue reading

5 Lessons from the Rio Olympics: All that Glitters is (mostly) Gold

Every 4 years, we get a gift like no other: the Olympics, brought to us in living color. Again this year, I walk away with new lessons learned and old lessons more deeply entrenched. Here is my 5 medal haul … Continue reading

How to Develop the Volleyball Athlete: Focus Changes with Age and Stage

Editors’s note: Please welcome Niel Curley from 101volleyballdrills.com here to discuss developing the volleyball athlete. He brings a ton of experience coaching and training youth players and some important perspective on the approach which has best served his youth players. While … Continue reading

The Pygmalion Effect: Believing in them can help them succeed

It’s not just myth. Expecting them to succeed can increase the chances they will. It’s called the Pygmalion effect and it’s real. Here’s how it played out for me. *** “Wish me luck! I’m headed out to play nine,” I … Continue reading