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Professional players and coaches John Mayer, Billy Allen, Nils Nielsen, and Andrew Fuller gather insights from experts in volleyball and beyond!

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July 12, 2018

Kevin Wong - Part 2

3 time All American, AVP legend, Olympian, and broadcaster Kevin Wong joins us to talk about gamesmanship, craftiness, Karch, and the mental side of volleyball.

If you enjoy the show, please show some love at https://www.patreon.com/coachyourbrainsout

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July 5, 2018

Kevin Wong - Part 1

3 time All American, AVP legend, Olympian, and broadcaster Kevin Wong joins us to talk about gamesmanship, craftiness, Karch, and the mental side of volleyball.

If you enjoy the show, please show some love at https://www.patreon.com/coachyourbrainsout

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This is a rebroadcast of a great episode with Andrea Becker, assistant professor of kinesiology and coach for UCLA and Team USA. Andrea joins us to talk about her philosophies on serving and how she works on the mental side of the game with her athletes.

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June 21, 2018

Keegan Cook - Part 2

Part 2 with Keegan Cook, head coach of the University of Washington, where he answers a wide range of listener questions.

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June 14, 2018

Keegan Cook - Part 1

Keegan Cook, head volleyball coach at the University of Washington, joins us to talk about what makes a great assistant coach.

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Part 2

Lucas Jadin is a performance coach at Train 2B Clutch who has worked with Major League Baseball, Fortune 500 companies, and NCAA teams. In this podcast, he talks about what he calls “Dungeon Moments,” those fearful, challenging moments in sports, and how our bodies and brains respond to those low points.

These dark periods that lead to self-doubt usually stem from outside expectations—when we are worried about what others think. Lucas says these dungeon moments aren’t a sign that something is wrong; it’s simply a sign that we are human. “By signing up for be an athlete or going all in on something, we have to navigate the dungeon.”

And being in the dungeon isn’t an excuse to quit or give any less. “Just because you’re feeling the dungeon, doesn’t mean you can be an energy vampire.” These moments will come and players can still perform regardless of how they are feeling.

As Ken Ravvisa puts it, “Are you that (bad) that you have to feel good all the time in order to play well?”

An important job of coaches is to create safe learning/practice environments where athletes can make mistakes and push themselves to their limits. This trust comes from the relationships coaches build. One of Jordan’s key principles is, “Your value comes from who you are, not what you do.” When players believe their coaches care about them regardless of how they perform on the court, they will be more willing to take risks and grow.

In this episode, Lucas also talks about matching game environments in practice, self-talk, and communicating with resistant or guarded players.

It’s a great listen on navigating the mental ups and downs of sports.

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Lucas Jadin is a performance coach at Train 2B Clutch who has worked with Major League Baseball, Fortune 500 companies, and NCAA teams. In this podcast, he talks about what he calls “Dungeon Moments,” those fearful, challenging moments in sports, and how our bodies and brains respond to those low points.

These dark periods that lead to self-doubt usually stem from outside expectations—when we are worried about what others think. Lucas says these dungeon moments aren’t a sign that something is wrong; it’s simply a sign that we are human. “By signing up for be an athlete or going all in on something, we have to navigate the dungeon.”

And being in the dungeon isn’t an excuse to quit or give any less. “Just because you’re feeling the dungeon, doesn’t mean you can be an energy vampire.” These moments will come and players can still perform regardless of how they are feeling.

As Ken Ravvisa puts it, “Are you that (bad) that you have to feel good all the time in order to play well?”

An important job of coaches is to create safe learning/practice environments where athletes can make mistakes and push themselves to their limits. This trust comes from the relationships coaches build. One of Jordan’s key principles is, “Your value comes from who you are, not what you do.” When players believe their coaches care about them regardless of how they perform on the court, they will be more willing to take risks and grow.

In this episode, Lucas also talks about matching game environments in practice, self-talk, and communicating with resistant or guarded players.

It’s a great listen on navigating the mental ups and downs of sports.

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"Knock, knock."

"Who's there?"

Patricia Madson! The author of Improv Wisdom joins the podcast to explain how the principles of improv comedy can be applied to life, business, and yes, volleyball. It's about learning to be in the moment and to say "yes" to what comes your way.

http://www.improvwisdom.com/index.html

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May 17, 2018

Gold Medal MAYER!

The Champion, John Mayer, returns from his victory at the FIVB Lucerne for this debrief. We pick his brain on the tournament and what he's learned this offseason that helped bring home the gold medal.

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May 10, 2018

PERFECTIONISM

A discussion on perfectionism and the flaws with trying to appear perfect as a player/coach/human being.

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