A Coaching Perspective

Welcome to my website where I share coaching perspectives that I have acquired over 30+ years of teaching and coaching. 

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  • When Things Go Bad? Be on the Lookout for Good!!

    We are all in uncharted waters in dealing with the virus that is impacting our daily lives. We are dealing with unanticipated stresses and disrupted life environment. One of the…

  • Incorporating If/Then Into Volleyball Skills

    One of the most underutilized skills in volleyball is vision. The ability for a player to take in visual information and implement it into their game is not a point…

  • Using Five Whys in Your Coaching Toolkit

    “There comes the point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in”. ~Desmond Tutu…

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Hi, I'm Jim Stone

I've been a coach and educator for almost 40 years (yikes!).  A majority of my career (27 years) was spent in Columbus, Ohio as Women's Volleyball Coach at The Ohio State University.  OSU is a wonderful place and I enjoyed every moment that I spent as a Buckeye. 

For the last 10 years, I was honored to represent the USA as the Girls U-18 National Team Coach.  This role has been an unbelievable educational and life experience.  Being able to travel the world learn about how other coaches approach their craft has been the adventure of a lifetime. 

I'm currently am very proud to work with The Art of Coaching Volleyball as a contributor to the website and clinician.  Working with Terry Liskevych, Russ Rose, John Dunning and other great coaches is an honor.

With this website I want to share items relating to coaching, education and other areas that I find interesting. I'm hoping you find this site interesting and beneficial to your own coaching experience.

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