Gold Medal Squared

Gold Medal Squared

Gold Medal Squared is a premier provider of volleyball camps and volleyball coaching clinics in the USA and Canada. The learning never stops.

Gold Medal Squared is the collaborative effort of three of the most successful and experienced coaches in the history of volleyball in the United States. Dr. Carl McGown, Dr. Marv Dunphy, and Dr. Doug Beal bring over 150 years of combined coaching experience, and have been at the top of the game at every level: High School, Club, Collegiate, Professional Foreign Leagues, and International competit

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28/03/2024

Coaches, join us on the Coach Your Brains Out podcast as our hosts, John Mayer and Billy Allen, talk with Dr. Steve Bain. Dr. Bain is a longtime volleyball coach at Northwestern University and also an associate professor at the University of Washington.

Steve talked with Billy and John about deliberate practice and ecological dynamics. In this clip he talks of his introduction to deliberate practice by attending the practice sessions of the legendary Jim Mclaughlin at the University of Washington.

Listen free to our complete conversation with Steve at: https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/podcast

27/03/2024

Attention Southeast Coaches! We are excited to announce another GMS Coaching Clinic, this time in beautiful Chattanooga, Tennessee, from Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14, 2024.

Come learn how to be a better coach, tactician, and mentor from two of the best: Previous NCAA coach of the year, USA Men's and Women's Collegiate National Team coach, and Gold Medal Squared co-founder Chris McGown and Joe Trinsey, Former USA Volleyball Lead Statistician and Head Coach of the Gwangju AI PEPPERS in the professional Korean V-League.

Gold Medal Squared coaching clinics provide drills, skills, and science-based training to increase your program's volleyball quality and help you achieve more success. At our clinics, you'll dive deep into the how and why of coaching volleyball, emphasizing motor learning and a scientific understanding of what enables players to learn and compete. This clinic will offer something for coaches at every level, from beginning coaches to experienced high school, club, and collegiate-level coaches.

Learn more and reserve your seat at the link in our bio or visit https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/coaching-clinics/date-locations-pricing

23/03/2024

Coaches, join us on the Coach Your Brains Out podcast as we discuss biomechanics with Kasey and Andy.

Join our hosts, John Mayer and Billy Allen, as they talk with Kasey Crider, Head Coach UMBC, and Dr. Andy Bass, Coordinator of Mental Conditioning for the Pittsburgh Pirates, about biomechanics and whether or not we need to re-think some of our preconceived notions about biomechanics and their place within the sport of volleyball.

Listen free to our complete conversation at: https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/podcast

20/03/2024

We are Live TODAY! Coaches, we are excited to announce that 2023 National Coach of the Year John Cook will join us for today's GMS Live Show!

Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity as Coach Cook, AVCA Hall of Fame Inductee and three-time AVCA National Coach of the Year, along with Nebraska Assistant Coach Jaylen Reyes, break down the skills, tactics, and philosophies that helped Nebraska become the nation's best defensive team, one of the best offensive teams in the country, and the 2023 runner-up in the NCAA National Championship. As always, you will be able to interact with us throughout the broadcast, and John and Jaylen will have the opportunity to answer your questions in real-time.

Watch live today, Wednesday, March 20, at 1 pm Eastern, 10 am Pacific.

Visit: https://my.goldmedalsquared.com/toolbox/app/live

Don't have a GMS+ account? Sign up for your FREE 30-day GMS+ trial today using the link in our bio or visit https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/gms-plus

20/03/2024

Join us tomorrow for GMS Live! Coaches, we are excited to announce that 2023 National Coach of the Year John Cook will join us for this week's GMS Live Show!

Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity as Coach Cook, AVCA Hall of Fame Inductee and three-time AVCA National Coach of the Year, along with Nebraska Assistant Coach Jaylen Reyes, break down the skills, tactics, and philosophies that helped Nebraska become the nation's best defensive team, one of the best offensive teams in the country, and the 2023 runner-up in the NCAA National Championship. As always, you will be able to interact with us throughout the broadcast, and John and Jaylen will have the opportunity to answer your questions in real-time.

Watch live tomorrow, Wednesday, March 20, at 1 pm Eastern, 10 am Pacific.

Visit our link in our bio or go to: https://my.goldmedalsquared.com/toolbox/app/live

Don't have a GMS+ account? Sign up for your FREE 30-day GMS+ trial today using the link in our bio or visit https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/gms-plus

19/03/2024

Coaches, we are excited to announce that 2023 National Coach of the Year John Cook will join us for this week's GMS Live Show!

Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity as Coach Cook, AVCA Hall of Fame Inductee and three-time AVCA National Coach of the Year, along with Nebraska Assistant Coach Jaylen Reyes, break down the skills, tactics, and philosophies that helped Nebraska become the nation's best defensive team, one of the best offensive teams in the country, and the 2023 runner-up in the NCAA National Championship. As always, you will be able to interact with us throughout the broadcast, and John and Jaylen will have the opportunity to answer your questions in real-time.

Watch live Wednesday, March 20, at 1 pm Eastern, 10 am Pacific.

Visit our link in our bio or go to: https://my.goldmedalsquared.com/toolbox/app/live

Don't have a GMS+ account? Sign up for your FREE 30-day GMS+ trial today using the link in our bio or visit https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/gms-plus

15/03/2024

University of Georgia Head Coach Tom Black put on the GMS+ microphone for the Bulldogs' 2023 NCAA Tournament match. Listen to how he interacts with his players between rallies and during timeouts.

Login to your GMS+ account to watch Tom in the first set of Georgia's Mic'd Up episodes.

Don't have a GMS+ account? Sign up for your FREE 30-day GMS+ trial today using the link in our bio or visit https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/gms-plus

13/03/2024

Coaches, join our hosts, John Mayer and Billy Allen, as they talk with Jesse Piña of Exodus Volleyball Club in California. Exodus is a non-profit club in San Diego (Chula Vista) that was born with the mission of providing quality and competitive volleyball to communities that have not had equitable opportunities. Exodus started off serving the homeless youth of downtown San Diego and has now expanded to Chula Vista, where they train competitive travel teams.

Listen free to our complete conversation with Jesse at: https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/podcast

10/03/2024

Coaches, join us tonight, Sunday, March 10, for a special weekend show of GMS Live!

The Texas Longhorns just won a second consecutive NCAA national championship. David Hunt and Erik Sullivan from the Texas coaching staff will join us on this live show to break down the skills, tactics, and philosophies employed throughout the 2023 season and tournament. You'll also be able to ask your questions live throughout the broadcast.

Watch live tonight, Sunday, March 10, at 9 pm Eastern, 6 pm Pacific.

Visit our link in our bio or go to: https://my.goldmedalsquared.com/toolbox/app/live

Don't have a GMS+ account? Sign up for your FREE 30-day GMS+ trial today using the link in our bio or visit https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/gms-plus


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09/03/2024

Coaches, join us this Sunday, March 10, for a special weekend show of GMS Live!

The Texas Longhorns just won a second consecutive NCAA national championship. David Hunt and Erik Sullivan from the Texas coaching staff will join us on this live show to break down the skills, tactics, and philosophies employed throughout the 2023 season and tournament. You'll also be able to ask your questions live throughout the broadcast.

Watch live tomorrow, Sunday, March 10, at 9 pm Eastern, 6 pm Pacific.

Visit our link in our bio or go to: https://my.goldmedalsquared.com/toolbox/app/live

Don't have a GMS+ account? Sign up for your FREE 30-day GMS+ trial today using the link in our bio or visit https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/gms-plus


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Congratulations to our very own Dave Neeley (PGHS Head Coach), Plesant Grove High School, and Mountain View High School for participating in the first-ever UHSAA-sanctioned boys' high school volleyball match on Monday, March 4, 2024, in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Boys' volleyball has seen rapid growth at the club level in Utah and other states, and we are excited it has finally been made a high-school-sanctioned sport in Utah.

The match began with opening congratulatory video messages from UCLA and USA men's volleyball head coach John Speraw, gold medalist and USA women's head coach Karch Kiraly, and BYU men's volleyball legends Ryan Millar and Taylor Sander.

We wish the Bruins, the Vikings, and all the other boys' high school teams in Utah good luck in their inaugural seasons. We are excited about the growth of volleyball for both boys and girls, women and men, and we are grateful for those who are helping grow the game at all levels throughout the United States and Canada.

Photo credits:
Kirsten Murphy, Deseret News (photos 1, 4, 6-10)
Darnell Dickson, Daily Herald (photos 2,3,5)

Check out the full coverage of the match here:

https://www.heraldextra.com/sports/2024/mar/04/pg-sweeps-mountain-view-in-first-ever-boys-high-school-volleyball-match-in-utah/

https://www.deseret.com/sports/2024/03/04/high-school-boys-volleyball-pleasant-grove-mountain-view/

02/03/2024

Coaches, join us for part two of our conversation with Loren and Tod in the "Reason Your Brains Out" format.

In this week's episode of Coach Your Brains Out! Hosts Billy Allen and John Mayer are joined by Loren Anderson and Tod Mattox. "Reason Your Brains Out" switches things up with a roundtable format where our attendees discuss and debate different claims.

Here's an example of one of this week's claims that are up for debate:

“In youth sports, the fundamentals should be a top priority in practice”

Listen free to our complete conversation at: https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/podcast

01/03/2024

"There can be only one!" (Well, maybe there can be more than one...)

New on the GMS Blog - Check out our newest study on topspin jump serves vs. jump float serves.

We've analyzed over 25,000 serves to break down the statistical differences between topspin spike serves and jump float serves in men's collegiate volleyball.

Visit the link in our bio or head over to the GMS Blog to read the full free-to-read article. No subscription required.

https://goldmedalsquared.com/post/volleyball-topspin-serve-vs-float-serve/

29/02/2024

Coaches, join us again in the beautiful mountains of Utah! Our first Intermountain West coaching clinic of the year will take place at Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah, from Thursday, June 6 to Saturday, June 8, 2024.

Come learn how to be a better coach, tactician, and mentor from two of the best: two-time Olympian, medalist, and former Pepperdine and Standford Assistant Courtney Thompson and Previous NCAA coach of the year, USA Men's and Women's Collegiate National Team coach, and Gold Medal Squared co-founder Chris McGown.

Gold Medal Squared coaching clinics provide drills, skills, and science-based training to increase your program's volleyball quality and help you achieve more success. At our clinics, you'll dive deep into the how and why of coaching volleyball, emphasizing motor learning and a scientific understanding of what enables players to learn and compete. This clinic will offer something for coaches at every level, from beginning coaches to experienced high school, club, and collegiate-level coaches.

Learn more and reserve your seat, visit https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/coaching-clinics/date-locations-pricing

29/02/2024

Coaches, we're back again with our "Reason Your Brains Out" format. In this week's episode of Coach Your Brains Out! Hosts Billy Allen and John Mayer are joined by Loren Anderson and Tod Mattox. "Reason Your Brains Out" switches things up with a roundtable format where they discuss and debate different claims.

Here's an example of one of this week's claims that are up for debate:

“The game teaches the game.”

Listen free to our complete conversation at: https://www.blog.goldmedalsquared.com/podcast

25/02/2024

Coaches, join us tonight, Sunday, February 25, for a special weekend show of GMS Live!

We will be interviewing four 2023 high school state champion coaches. Jason Culpepper, Diana Tims, Adam Longmore, and Whitney Howard will discuss their championship-winning seasons in this live show — everything from tryouts to skill training, team-building, scouting, and more. We'll also answer your questions throughout the broadcast.

Watch live tonight, Sunday, February 25, at 9 pm Eastern, 6 pm Pacific.

Visit our link in our bio or go to: https://my.goldmedalsquared.com/toolbox/app/live

Don't have a GMS+ account? Sign up for your FREE 30-day GMS+ trial today using the link in our bio or visit https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/gms-plus

22/02/2024

Hey, West Coasters! We are excited to be back in Moraga, California, for another GMS Coaching Clinic.

Join Us May 10-11 in beautiful Moraga, California, for a learning experience that will revolutionize how you coach.

For those who joined us last year, you know how beautiful Moraga is, and you know how great it was to learn from Rob Browning, Head Coach of St. Mary's College of California. This year, he will be joined by SMC HOF player and coach Mandy Bible.

Gold Medal Squared coaching clinics provide drills, skills, and science-based training to increase your program's volleyball quality and help you achieve more success. At our clinics, you'll dive deep into the how and why of coaching volleyball, emphasizing motor learning and a scientific understanding of what enables players to learn and compete. This clinic will offer something for coaches at every level, from beginning coaches to experienced high school, club, and collegiate-level coaches.

Join our world-class coaches: Rob Browning, Head Coach - Saint Mary's College/former USA Men's and Women's Teams Assistant Coach, and Mandy Bible, former SMC HOF player and coach.

Learn more and reserve your seat at the link in our bio or visit https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/coaching-clinics/date-locations-pricing

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22/02/2024

Coaches, join us this Sunday, February 25, for a special weekend show of GMS Live!

We will be interviewing four 2023 high school state champion coaches. Jason Culpepper, Diana Tims, Adam Longmore, and Whitney Howard will discuss their championship-winning seasons in this live show — everything from tryouts to skill training, team-building, scouting, and more. We'll also answer your questions throughout the broadcast.

Watch live on Sunday, February 25 at 9 pm Eastern, 6 pm Pacific.

Visit our link in our bio or go to: https://my.goldmedalsquared.com/toolbox/app/live

Don't have a GMS+ account? Sign up for your FREE 30-day GMS+ trial today using the link in our bio or visit https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/gms-plus

19/02/2024

Coaches, check out our 2024 GMS Coaching Clinic Schedule.

Our 2024 volleyball coaching clinics are loaded with innovative, cutting-edge information backed by science, proven principles, data, and over 300 years of combined coaching experience!

FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS - April 19-20, 2024

DES MOINES, IOWA - May 3-5, 2024

MORAGA, CALIFORNIA - May 10-11, 2024

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - May 10-12, 2024

PROVO-OREM, UTAH - June 6-8, 2024

FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA - June 14-16, 2024

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA - July 26-28, 2024

MIAMI, FLORIDA - November 15-17, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA - December 6-8, 2024

More dates and locations will be announced soon.

Gold Medal Squared coaching clinics provide drills, skills, and science-based training to increase your program's volleyball quality and help you succeed more. At our clinics, you'll dive deep into the how and why of coaching volleyball, emphasizing motor learning and a scientific understanding of what enables players to learn and compete. This clinic will offer something for coaches at every level, from beginning coaches to experienced high school, club, and collegiate-level coaches.

Learn more and reserve your seat, visit https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/coaching-clinics/date-locations-pricing

19/02/2024

Attention Midwest Coaches! Our second Midwest Volleyball clinic is coming up soon. Join us May 3-5 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, for our 2.5-day GMS Coaching Clinic.

Join GMS Director and two-time Olympic Coach Mike Wall and Darin McBroom, head coach of Drake Univesity, for a learning experience that will transform your volleyball coaching.

Gold Medal Squared coaching clinics provide drills, skills, and science-based training to increase your program's volleyball quality and help you succeed more. At our clinics, you'll dive deep into the how and why of coaching volleyball, emphasizing motor learning and a scientific understanding of what enables players to learn and compete. This clinic will offer something for coaches at every level, from beginning coaches to experienced high school, club, and collegiate-level coaches.

Learn more and reserve your seat, visit https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/coaching-clinics/date-locations-pricing

17/02/2024

Coaches, join us on the Coach Your Brains Out podcast for part two of our discussion with Chase Aldridge - Recruitment and Staff Development Coordinator for the LA Dodgers.

In this clip, Chase shares how he has changed his coaching style over the years and how coaches can help players find their own solutions and tailor their training to better support their development.

Listen FREE to our complete conversation with Chase at: https://goldmedalsquared.com/podcast/

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14/02/2024

GMS+ Subscribers! Join us today on GMS Live as we talk with GMS co-founder and Current USA Men's Collegiate National Team Head Coach Chris McGown about how to run a BIC attack. We will show video examples, graphics, and stats to help you become a better coach of BIC attacking. Don't miss it!

Watch Live. Today, Wednesday, February 14. 2 pm Eastern, 11 am Pacific.

Visit our link in our bio or go to: https://my.goldmedalsquared.com/toolbox/app/live

Don't have a GMS+ account? Sign up for your FREE 30-day GMS+ trial today using the link in our bio or visit https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/gms-plus

14/02/2024

GMS+ Subscribers! Last month, we published a free article on our blog where Chris McGown wrote extensively about the tempo, timing, positioning, spacing, and situational awareness surrounding BIC attacks.

This article was so popular we decided to turn its contents into a live show exclusive to GMS+ subscribers. Tomorrow, on GMS Live, we are going all in on the Bic — join us as we talk with GMS co-founder and Current USA Men's Collegiate National Team Head Coach Chris McGown. We will show video examples, graphics, and stats to help you become a better coach of BIC attacking, dont' miss it!

Watch Live. Wednesday, February 14. 2 pm Eastern, 11 am Pacific.

Visit our link in our bio or go to: https://my.goldmedalsquared.com/toolbox/app/live

Don't have a GMS+ account? Sign up for your FREE 30-day GMS+ trial today using the link in our bio or visit https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/gms-plus

13/02/2024

Join Jason Watson, Suzie Fritz, and Mike Wall for our first Midwest coaching clinic of the year — Fri, April 19 - Sat, April 20, 2024, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Reserve your seat at the link in our bio or visit goldmedalsquared.com/coaching-clinics/date-locations-pricing

10/02/2024

GMS+ subscribers, do you need a new warm-up for your team? We've got a new one for you from the Men's National Team.

Nate Ngo, Performance Analyst for the USA Men's National Team, teaches us a fun warm-up game called Bagherone. This quick-paced drill helps get players ready before practices and matches.

Log in to your GMS+ account today to watch the complete drill walkthrough with Dave and Nate.

Don't have a GMS+ account? Sign up for your FREE 30-day GMS+ trial today using the link in our bio or visit https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/gms-plus

05/02/2024

Coaches, join us on the Coach Your Brains Out podcast for part two of our discussion with Dr. Ed Coughlan. Ed is widely acknowledged as one of the top skills coaches working in elite sports today. Dr. Coughlan lectures in Sport Science at the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and is also a guest lecturer in Skill Acquisition at University College Dublin (UCD). He has worked with many different sporting groups including GB Shooting, UEFA, and Chelsea FC.

Listen FREE to our complete conversation with ED at: https://goldmedalsquared.com/podcast/

01/02/2024

We are live today, Thursday, February 1st, with Jason Watson on GMS Live on GMS+.

Jason is coming off a 2023 Elite-8 appearance, the first in Arkansas history and the second of his head coaching career. Coach Watson's Razorbacks were one of the best teams in the nation offensively, defensively, and from the service line. We'll break it all down with film and graphics, and as always, we'll be answering your questions live throughout the show.

Watch live, exclusively in your GMS+ account—Today, Thursday, February 1. 1:00 pm Eastern, 10:00 am Pacific.

Don't have a GMS+ account? Sign up for your FREE 30-day GMS+ trial today using the link in our bio or visit https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/gms-plus

01/02/2024

GMS+ subscribers, join us this Thursday as we host Jason Watson on our next episode of GMS Live on GMS+.

Jason is coming off a 2023 Elite-8 appearance, the first in Arkansas history and the second of his head coaching career. Coach Watson's Razorbacks were one of the best teams in the nation offensively, defensively, and from the service line. We'll break it all down with film and graphics, and as always, we'll be answering your questions live throughout the show.

Watch live, exclusively in your GMS+ account—Thursday, February 1. 1:00 pm Eastern, 10:00 am Pacific.

Don't have a GMS+ account? Sign up for your FREE 30-day GMS+ trial today using the link in our bio or visit https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/gms-plus

30/01/2024

It's that time of year again. The OG, The Big One.

We are excited to announce that registrations for this year's GMS Coaching Clinic in Seattle are now live!

Join Us May 10-12 in Seattle, Washington, for a learning experience that will transform your volleyball coaching. Gold Medal Squared has hosted coaching Clinics in Seattle for over 20 years!

Don't miss your chance to learn from one of the greatest coaches in the history of volleyball. Join hall-of-fame coach Marv Dunphy, along with University of Washington Head Coach Leslie Gabriel, two-time Olympian and medalist Courtney Thompson, and GMS cofounder and current USA Men's Collegiate National Team Head Coach Chris McGown.

Gold Medal Squared coaching clinics provide drills, skills, and science-based training to increase your program's volleyball quality and help you succeed more. At our clinics, you'll dive deep into the how and why of coaching volleyball, emphasizing motor learning and a scientific understanding of what enables players to learn and compete. This clinic will offer something for coaches at every level, from beginning coaches to experienced high school, club, and collegiate-level coaches.

Learn more and reserve your seat at the link in our bio or visit https://www.goldmedalsquared.com/coaching-clinics/date-locations-pricing

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