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Coach Your Brains Out

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In April of 2015, I started a coaching podcast with John Mayer and Nils Nielsen. We spent our first episode huddled over an iPhone talking about warmups. The conversation went all over the place and the audio was rough, but it was fun to get together and talk volley and different coaching ideas. I titled the podcast “Coach Your Brains Out” as a joke, thinking we’d come up with something better later. We never did.

Over two years and one hundred and something episodes later, we’re still going strong putting out an episode a week. We usually record remotely now and our sound has gotten better thanks to some microphones. We’ve also added Andrew Fuller to the crew. It’s crazy to look at the list below and see all the amazing guests who’ve come on and shared with us. If you’re into coaching or playing sports (especially volleyball) then this podcast is for you. I’ve learned a lot doing this podcast; it’s made me a better player and coach. That’s why I still do it.

CYBO Crew

Original Crew, standing by books to look smart.

 

Here is a list of all our episodes. They can all be found at CoachYourBrainsOut.com or any podcast service such as iTunes. If you enjoy the show, please leave us a review.

Full Episode List (note: numbers aren’t accurate as most episodes were released in 2 parts)

  1. WARM UPS
  2. Train the Gap – MINDSET
  3. Train the Gap – CHALLENGE VS THREAT STATE
  4. Train the Gap – GUIDED DISCOVERY
  5. Train the Gap – KARCH KIRALY
  6. PRIVATE LESSONS
  7. READING
  8. FEAR OF FAILURE with Ty Tramblie
  9. PASSING
  10. START WITH THE WHY with Anthony Darmiento
  11. MOVIE COACHES
  12. DON’T MAKE EXCUSES A Tribute to Kerri Walsh and April Ross
  13. BUILDING A TEAM CULTURE
  14. SCIENCE AND SUPERSTITION IN SPORT with Dr. Ricky
  15. DISCIPLINE AND PUNISHMENTS
  16. DESIGNING PRACTICE with Trevor Ragan
  17. PLAYING THE SYSTEM
  18. QUESTION YOUR BRAINS OUT 1
  19. QUESTION YOUR BRAINS OUT 2
  20. OPTIMAL PLAYING STATES with Adam O’Neil
  21. EARLY SPECIALIZATION with Ryan Doherty
  22. TEAM MIXING AND COURT DEMEANOR
  23. CHALLENGES OF BEING A FAVORITE with April Ross
  24. CREATIVE (CRAZY) DRILLS
  25. HOW TO BE A FOLLOWER with Tyler Hildebrand
  26. SHOULD PLAYERS CONTROL PRACTICE? with Doug English
  27. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS with Joe Trinsey
  28. NCAA FINALS, LITTLE BLOCKERS, AND SUBBING
  29. EXPECTATIONS with Phil Dalhausser
  30. EXTERNAL FEEDBACK with John Kessel
  31. LEGACY with James Kerr
  32. DECISION TRAINING with Loren Anderson
  33. TOM BLACK
  34. CHINESE DIVING CULTURE with Rett Larson
  35. OLD SCHOOL vs NEW SCHOOL with Mike Dodd
  36. DELIVERING UNDER PRESSURE with Chris “Geeter” McGee
  37. 50th EPISODE – A Look Back
  38. USING VIDEO
  39. REDEFINING FAILURE with Courtney Thompson
  40. SETTING with Courtney Thompson
  41. MOTOR LEARNING with Carl McGown
  42. SO YOU WANT TO BE A COACH with Pat Madia
  43. FEEDBACK with Ashley Merryman
  44. CHALLENGE vs THREAT AND PARTICIPATION AWARDS with Ashley Merryman
  45. TAKING OVER A NEW PROGRAM with Brooke Niles
  46. TRANSITIONING FROM PLAYER TO COACH with Sean Rooney
  47. RIGHT SIDE APPROACH with Todd Rogers
  48. ROUTINES with Matt Fuerbringer
  49. ANSON DORRANCE by Eric Hodgson
  50. QUESTION YOUR BRAINS OUT 3
  51. QUESTION YOUR BRAINS OUT 4
  52. NUTRITION with Shelley Holden
  53. LEADERSHIP with Karch Kiraly
  54. MARV DUNPHY by Eric Hodgson
  55. BE CONSISTENT with John Kessel
  56. GRATITUDE with Andrew Fuller
  57. TEAM CULTURE with John Speraw
  58. VALUE SCORING IN PRACTICE
  59. ROLE PLAYING with Jake Gibb
  60. OLYMPIC LESSONS with Tom Black
  61. CARL MCGOWN TRIBUTE
  62. SERVING MINDSET with Andrea Becker
  63. JOHN DUNNING
  64. ONE THING
  65. CRATING BEACH PAIRS with Beth Van Fleet
  66. CONFIDENCE with Adam O’Neil
  67. MAX POTENTIAL with Reid Priddy
  68. TEAM CULTURE with Hugh McCutcheon
  69. 100th EPISODE! Gold Medal Cubed
  70. ARMSWING with Austin Einhorn
  71. SELFISH TO SELFLESS with Kevin Barnett
  72. ADVERSITY with Kelsey Robinson
  73. GAME TALK with Charlie Sullivan
  74. HUMILITY with Jack Bauerle
  75. BILLY BILLY BILLY ALLEN!
  76. LIBERO with Dustin Watten
  77. METHODS OF FINDING PRINCIPLES with Brent Crouch
  78. MINDFULNESS with Shane Day
  79. COMMON COACHING QUESTIONS with BJ Leroy
  80. MARV DUNPHY
  81. PARENTING AN ATHLETE with The Better Halves
  82. THE CAPTAIN CLASS with Sam Walker
  83. CHOP WOOD CARRY WATER with Joshua Medcalf
  84. BEACH DEFENSE with John Hyden

Thanks for listening. Please let us know your favorite episodes in the comments below!

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4 thoughts on “Coach Your Brains Out

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    Many outstanding episodes, but those got the most repeat listens. Thanks for all you guys do.

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