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10 secrets to raise your SAT/ACT score with Prep Expert a Mark Cuban Company

College Golf Camps is focused on offering junior golfers everything they need to play college golf.  One of the most common questions at our camps is “What is a good SAT/ACT score?” or “How many times should I take the SAT/ACT?”.

College Golf Camps is not the expert in the test-taking field, however, we know the expert, Shaan Patel at prepexperts.com 

You may have heard of Shaan Patel.  He was originally on the show “Shark Tank”.  Mark Cuban invested and now Shaan is becoming a household name.

Shaan Patel, an associate of College Golf Camps is now offering a 50% discount on the following products.

1. 6-Week Flagship SAT/ACT Prep Course
2. 3-Week Fast Track SAT/ACT Prep Course
3. Self-Paced Video SAT/ACT Prep Course
4. Weekend Review SAT/ACT Prep Course
Please College Golf Camps and ask how to activate the 50% discount.

 

Athlete’s Mental Edge – how can YOU improve quickly!!

College Golf Camps is on a mission to improve junior golf.  What if you could predict future performance?  What if you could identify areas for improvement?  What if you could measure the “it” factor?

Every junior golfer sends college coaches their resumes filled with relatable data about their golf games.  Swing profile, tournament profile, stats, test scores, videos, etc.  Almost never do you see junior golfers measuring their mental game or their competitiveness.   What if you could provide your swing coach or college coaches your mental framework.  In terms of, how do you best respond to direction?  College Golf Camps research team has found a way to help identify your mental holes and more importantly how to fill them.

How would you respond to the following comments:

“I am more concerned about details and take more time to polish and perfect my skills than most people I know.”

“I am more capable of staying focused on the game in pressure situations than most people I know.”

“Other people in my life have to accept the fact that my education, my sport, or my career comes first.”

“Others would describe me as a person who performs extremely well under pressure.”

“I compete with myself physically.”

You need to take this test.  It will blow your mind.  Your development will soar to new heights.  More importantly, your trajectory for improvement will increase dramatically.

Would you like to take this test?

Dr. Nick Molinaro, a College Golf Camp associate uses this test to improve player performance.

 

Learn more about TAIS, click here

Athlete’s Mental Edge (AME) Fact Sheet

WHAT is AME?

AME is an innovative Web-based program designed to provide athletes with detailed mental toughness assessment and training strategies to help them perform better in competitive, pressure-filled situations. Critical performance factors include focus, confidence, discipline, and leadership.  AME is based on the internationally respected and widely used TAIS (The Attentional and Interpersonal Style) test, which was developed by Dr. Robert Nideffer in 1976. Every athlete, from the high profile professional to the weekend warrior, can now Perform Under PressureÔ by participating in the program and comparing their results with top athletes in various sports.

WHO can use AME?

Any recreational, amateur or professional athlete interested in performing at their fullest potential.

Coaches at any level interested in getting maximum effort out of their players.

Parents who want to help their sons or daughters to focus on success.

HOW does AME work?

Participants answer an easy-to-understand on-line inventory that measures attentional strengths and weaknesses, decision-making style and interpersonal preference.  Based on TAIS technology, AME provides a direct link between concentration, personality characteristics and performance.  AME provides a detailed diagnosis of the individual athlete and provides vital feedback that teaches users how to better concentrate and focus their minds in pressure-filled sports scenarios.  Aside from on-line instruction, users can take advantage of a team of leading sport psychology professionals that offer personalized face-to-face evaluation and assistance for athletes and teams.

WHERE does AME draw its information from?

Winning Mind has collected over 25 years of TAIS data from comparison groups including Olympians, professional athletes, coaches, high-level amateur athletes, military leaders, business executives and sales managers. AME comparison groups include MLB 1st Round Draft Picks, NBA players, coaches, NCAA football players, elite and amateur golfers, Olympic basketball, hockey, skiing, cycling and volleyball athletes and tennis pros.

 

Ask questions, seek advice, it’s FREE information for junior golfers, parents, coaches, everyone!!

We have created a community of people through our junior golf camps that we are very proud of.  We have so many visitors asking great questions.  Here, we provide a stage for FREE information, advice and opinions, share joys and 3 putts, don’t mention the word shank.  Most importantly, we want you to  interact with other junior golfers, parents, coaches, instructors, etc.  College Golf Camps Forum 

Who are these regular visitors? Some are junior golfers or parents of junior golfers or coaches or whoever.  Some are experts in a field of study such as mental training, fitness, swing mechanics, etc 

Ask questions, volunteer advice, talk about your experiences … Anything related to golf….kind of like standing on a driving range…..

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What are the Forum Rules? College Golf Camps Forums 

We ask that you follow these simple rules to allow us to keep our forums open to all that may want to post. We ask that you respect the purpose of the forum and do not act in any way that harasses or personally attacks an individual or group of individuals. We also insist that you act in a manner that ensures a high quality of discussion in the stated purpose of the message board.

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Ivy League Junior Golf Camps Princeton

Ivy League Junior Golf Camps Princeton

BIG 5 Trump National

Doral, Miami, Florida, West Lake Village, Los Angeles, California and

Springdale Golf Club, Princeton, New Jersey

Ivy League Junior Golf Camps Princeton

Florida BIG 5 Trump National and New Jersey and California – Ivy League Junior Golf

Featured Camp Events:

Doral, Miami, Florida, and

Ivy League Hosted by Princeton Junior Golf

West Lake Village, Los Angeles, California and Springdale Golf Club, Princeton, New Jersey-

College Golf Camps Junior Golf Camps

Junior Golfers – Learn, Compete, Interact, Showcase and Gain Exposure to College Golf

Written Evaluations from College Golf Coaches

Ivy League Junior Golf Camps Princeton

Ivy League Junior Golf
Hosted By Princeton

College Golf Camps –  Golf Resorts and Courses:

Trump National Doral Miami Florida

https://www.trumphotels.com/miami

Ivy League – California Junior Golf Exposure Camp hosted by Princeton 2017

http://westlakegc.com/golf/

Ivy League Hosted by Princeton

Springdale Golf Club, Princeton, New Jersey

Scenic Springdale Golf Club is nestled among the beautiful buildings of Princeton University and Theological Seminary. Formed in 1895, Springdale Golf Club is one of the oldest in New Jersey.

http://www.springdalegc.org/Home_(1)

For additional details contact College Golf Camps regarding the Three Day National Junior Golf Exposure Camps in Dallas, Texas – San Diego, California – Pinehurst, North Carolina

Ivy League Junior Golf Camps Princeton

Ivy League Hosted by Princeton and Ivy League – California Junior Golf Exposure Camp hosted by Princeton 2017

https://collegegolfcamps.com/juniorgolfcamps//

College Golf Camps Events include education components to become a better golfer.  College Golf Camps facilitates top location venues, partners with superior coaches, and works steadfastly with junior golfers for their improvement.

Doral, Miami, Florida and West Lake Village, Los Angeles, California and Springdale Golf Club, Princeton, New Jersey- Ivy League Hosted by Princeton Junior Golf

Coaches Attending

Ivy League Junior Golf Camps Princeton

Ivy League

ACC

PAC 12

SEC

Big 12

AAC

MWC

Ivy League Junior Golf Camps Princeton

The Ivy League is a collegiate athletic conference comprising sports teams from eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. The conference name is also commonly used to refer to those eight schools as a group beyond the sports context.

The eight institutions are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University. The term Ivy League has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivy_League

 

Texas-California-N Carolina-Ivy League Junior Golf

Texas-California-N Carolina-Ivy League Junior Golf

Texas, California, N Carolina, and Ivy League Junior Golf

Featured Camp Events:

Dallas, San Diego, Pinehurst- Ivy League Hosted by Princeton Junior Golf

College Golf Camps Junior Golf Camps

Junior Golfers – Learn, Compete, Interact, and Gain Exposure to College Golf

College Golf Camps

Texas-California-N Carolina-Ivy League Junior Golf

College Golf Camps –  Golf Resorts and Courses:

Texas  California  N Carolina  Ivy League Junior Golf

La Costa Golf Resort, Carlsbad, California

https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa

Pinehurst

http://www.pinehurst.com/golf/

Dallas

http://www.fourseasons.com/dallas/golf/courses/tpc_four_seasons_las_colinas/

Ivy League Hosted by Princeton

https://www.stocktonseaview.com/

For over a hundred years, the elegant Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway, New Jersey, on the New Jersey Shore has graciously played host to presidents, rock stars and golf greats. College Golf Camps is excited to provide this exceptional opportunity to you and your family.

Ivy League – California Junior Golf Exposure Camp hosted by Princeton 2017

http://westlakegc.com/golf/

For additional details contact College Golf Camps regarding the Three Day National Junior Golf Exposure Camps in Dallas, Texas – San Diego, California, Pinehurst, North Carolina, Ivy League Hosted by Princeton and Ivy League – California Junior Golf Exposure Camp hosted by Princeton 2017

https://collegegolfcamps.com/juniorgolfcamps//

College Golf Camps Events Curriculum includes subject matter essential to become a better golfer.  College Golf Camps seeks great location venues, partners with experienced coaches, and works hard with junior golfers for their improvement.

Texas-California-N Carolina-Ivy League Junior Golf

Highlights:

Pinehurst, Texas and California Camp Curriculum includes 21 hours of Education, and 9 hours of competition. College Golf Camps places emphasis on instruction, education, practice and competition growth.

College Golf Camps: Event Features

  • Game Development
  • Team Golf – College Golf Skills
  • Transition Practice to Tournament
  • Preparing for Competition
  • Mental Game
  • Assessments
  • Golf Strategies and Tips
  • Course Management
  • Putting
  • Evaluations
  • Knowledge Development
  • Student Development
  • How To Transition from Junior to College Golf

Texas-California-N Carolina-Ivy League Junior Golf

Education:

Texas-California-N Carolina-Ivy League Junior Golf

College Golf Camps

Meet College Golf Coaches in

Dallas, San Diego, Pinehurst or Ivy League Hosted by Princeton for College Golf Camps

Junior Golf

Texas  California  N Carolina  Ivy League Junior Golf

College Freshman Life Skills,

Be the Student in Student-Athlete,

Transition from High School to College,

Swing Tips,

Course Management and Skills including How To of Course Management,

Golf Drills,

Evaluations for Game Development and Educational Purposes,

Success for Student-Athletes

Competition: College Coaches  provide interaction, education and Evaluations

Texas-California-N Carolina-Ivy League Junior Golf

Dallas, San Diego, Pinehurst, Ivy League Junior Golf College Golf Camps

36 holes golf competition

9 hole short game challenge with College Golf Coaches

Players provided with feedback on golf game improvement

Texas  California  N Carolina  Ivy League Junior Golf

Student Preparation:

NCAA Education,

Road Map for Junior Golf,

Team Golf,

Championship Golf,

Question and Answers Sessions,

Educational Seminars with College Golf Coaches at the

Texas-California-N Carolina-Ivy League Junior Golf

Dallas, San Diego, Pinehurst, Ivy League Hosted by Princeton Junior Golf College Golf Camps

Playing with Freedom,

Harness your Inner Champion

Improve overall Skills and Golf Knowledge

Trackman Skills Assessment – 15 shots

Optional TrackMan Combine

Video Analysis

TPI Evaluation

Titleist Performance Institute Golf Assessment  60 minutes assessment involving a 13 point physical evaluation to address physical capabilities and relate them to golf swing.  A personalized strength and flexibility program to address your needs is also a portion of  TPI Evaluation

Titleist Performance Institute Golf Assessment

 

Dallas-San Diego-Pinehurst Junior Golf

Sign up for the Dallas, San Diego, Or Pinehurst Junior Golf Camp Events

College Golf Camps provides unique college golf opportunities designed specifically for Junior Golfers wanting exposure to College Golf. Location Venues are: Dallas, San Diego, Pinehurst Junior Golf College Golf Camps

Junior Golf Instruction in Dallas, San Diego & Pinehurst

Dallas, San Diego, Pinehurst Junior Golf

Contact College Golf Camps of America today to learn of the Three Day National Junior Golf Exposure Camp in Dallas, Texas for 2017. Or sign up for the San Diego, California and Pinehurst North Carolina – College Golf Camps today! At CGC, we have all the resources you need to become a better golfer, we work with the best venues, partner with the best coaches and work tediously along our junior golfers to improve their game.

Dallas, San Diego, Pinehurst Junior Golf College Golf Camps

Highlights:

Each Exposure Camp Curriculum includes 21 hours of Education and 9 hours of competition fun! With emphasis on instruction, education, practice and competition growth.

College Golf Camps: Event Features

  • Golf Game Development:  Play Team Golf – Play College Golf
  • Transition Practice to Tournament Preparation for Competition
  • Mental Game Assessment for Golf Strategies and Tips
  • Course Management
  • Putting Skills Assessment
  • Golf Game Knowledge Development
  • Student Development and Preparation How To Transition from Junior to College Golf

Education: Dallas, San Diego, Pinehurst Junior Golf

College Golf Camps

Meet College Golf Coaches in

Dallas, San Diego, or Pinehurst for College Golf Camps Junior Golf

Life Skills for entering College Freshman,

Be the Student in Student-Athlete,

Transition from High School to College

Swing Tips,

Course Management and Tips including How To Manage Your Way Around the Golf Course

Golf Drills,

Evaluations for Game Development and Educational Purposes

Success for Student-Athletes

Competition: College Coaches  provide interaction, education and Evaluations

Dallas, San Diego, Pinehurst Junior Golf College Golf Camps Venues

36 holes of golf competition

9 hole short game challenge with College Golf Coaches

Players will be provided feedback on golf game improvement

Student Preparation:

NCAA Education

Road Map for Junior Golf,

Team Golf,

Championship Golf,

Question and Answers Sessions

Educational Seminars with College Golf Coaches at the

Dallas, San Diego, Pinehurst Junior Golf College Golf Camps

Playing with Freedom,

Harness your Inner Champion

Improve overall Skills and Golf Knowledge

Trackman Skills Assessment – 15 shots

Optional TrackMan Combine

Video Analysis

TPI Evaluation

Titleist Performance Institute Golf Assessment  60 minutes assessment involving a 13 point physical evaluation to address physical capabilities and relate them to golf swing.  A personalized strength and flexibility program to address your needs is also a portion of  TPI Evaluation               Titleist Performance Institute Golf Assessment

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College Golf Camps Upcoming Schedule

  • Princeton – San Diego – Pinehurst – Dallas
  • TPC Las Colinas -La Costa Golf Resort -Pinehurst
  • Attending Coaches: ACC, PAC 12, SEC, BIG 10, BIG 12

College Golf Camps Mission:

Our mission is to provide the highest quality experience, while incorporating more than typical junior golf student athlete experiences. At College Golf Camps we focus on teaching and educating all aspects of the junior golf competition. Our College Golf Camps are purposed to educate parents, and student athletes, as well as prepare golfers for College Golf.

At College Golf Camps Events, please expect  first-class experiences including advanced golf offerings, as well as competition, while preserving the importance of having fun during the entire process, and events. Register for College Golf Camps Events to experience golf instruction like never before.

Call today to get your questions answered 844-884-1551 or Email us at info@collegegolfcamps.com

 

Tips for Academic Success Going into College

Making the transition academically from high school to college requires students to realize that there are greater academic expectations at the college level.  Students often have to alter the amount of time they spend studying and the way they study in order to be academically successful.  The key to academic success in college is to learn and select new study strategies appropriate for the academic task, monitor your academic progress, and evaluate your learning process.

General Academic Tips

  • Everyone needs extra help. If you’re having difficulty in a class, seek out the support you need EARLY!
  • Get to know your professors—go to your faculty member’s office hours at least twice during the semester.
  • Make an appointment to meet your advisor and get to know him or her.
  • Form study groups! Working on a team is a critical part of being an engineer and study groups help you perform better as you create a network of support.
  • Get involved—balance is key in engineering and one of the biggest predictors of success is who you choose to surround yourself with.
  • Make sure that if you work, it’s no more than 15 hours per week.
  • Repeated exposure to the material you are learning is essential to retaining.  Review to remember and remember to review!

Taking Notes

  • Go to class and take notes.
  • Make sure you label example problems, equations, theories etc.
  • Be sure to write down any explanatory remarks your professor makes about a problem (i.e. how do you get from one step to another or why a particular method was used with which particular conditions).
  • After class, read over your notes and either condense (humanities/social science classes) or expand (engineering classes) your notes in the left hand column of the paper.

Reading Assignments

  • Preview the chapter before you read the assignment.
  • Read the assignment BEFORE you go to class.
  • Take notes on your reading to keep you focused.
  • Review your reading notes.

Time Management

  • Prioritize your tasks.
  • Divide your study time into one-hour blocks and vary them throughout the week. Do your homework! Homework is usually 20 percent or more of your grade.
  • Remember the general guideline that for every credit hour of an engineering class, you should plan to spend three hours outside of class on that course during the week.  If you are taking 15 credits of engineering coursework this means you should prepare a seven-day schedule that allows for approximately 45 hours of non-classroom study.
  • Start your homework early-don’t wait until the last minute.
  • Consider a meal plan with the residence halls.

Test Preparation

  • If available, work old exams.  The methods with which your engineering professors want you to demonstrate your understanding of the material is often radically different than high school.  Even if you’ve been exposed to material before, keep in mind that chemistry, calculus, and physics exams in college are different than chemistry, calculus, and physics exams in high school.
  • Join a study group to learn information and solve problems covered in class.
  • Predict test areas & prepare for an exam at least one week prior to the exam.

Study Strategies

  • Annotation – writing notes in the margin of your textbook in your own words
  • Adapted Cornell Notetaking – taking the notes on the right side of the margin and condensing or expanding on the left hand side
  • Concept mapping – a variation on outlining in which you diagram main ideas and supporting details to learn concepts covered in class
  • Outlining – representing the ideas presented in the text by separating main ideas from supporting ideas using an outline structure
  • Practice test – a sample exam using predicted topics and the professor’s test format
  • Predicting test areas – reviewing notes and selecting topics for exams
  • Time-spaced learning – learning and reviewing course material in blocks of time that are varied throughout the week

How do you choose a strategy?

  • Talk to academic support resources about which methods may work for you.
  • What do you know about the subject?  (prior knowledge)
  • How well must you understand and remember?
  • How difficult is the textbook, manual, or article for you to read?

-“Tips for Academic Success.” Home. © Regents of the University of Colorado, n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2016.

Practice Wedges Correctly with Andrew Sapp (Head Coach Men’s Golf at UNC)

When practicing it is so important to practice like you play.  Many junior golfers when they practice hit the same shot over and over, which does not simulate actual play on the course. The same goes for when you practicing chipping around the green.  The University of North Carolina Head Coach, Andrew Sapp, has a great tip on how to practice chipping correctly, to simulate play on the course. As Coach Sapp states in the video start with four golf balls and determine the type of shot you want to hit to a certain hole.  After the fourth shot to that hole you should end up pretty close.  Next gather those four balls and pick a different shot to a different hole.  Repeat this 10 times (hitting four shots to 10 different hole locations) and you will see your touch around the greens improve dramatically.

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One on one learning from head coaches like Coach Sapp is key in helping you improve your game in preparation for college golf.  Learn directly from 10 of the nations top coaches at our Big 5 Pinehurst camp coming up in November, click here for details and to register!

Why Your Practice Doesn’t Transfer to the Golf Course

Dr. John Kessel is the director of sport development for USA Volleyball. He is an expert on the transfer of learning during practice to execution during an event and how important intrinsic learning is.  He explains the importance of practicing the correct way in order to achieve it on the course.  Find 30 minutes to listen to this podcast as this is a MUST listen for junior golfers and all golfers for that matter. Listen below:

 

John-KesselAbout John Kessel: Since 1985 John has been working for the National Governing Body of the sport, USA Volleyball (USAV), now as Director of Sport Development. He currently serves as the staff liaison for Disabled Programs, USA Deaflympic Teams, Starlings USA, National Parks and Recreation Assoc., the YMCA and over 30 other Affiliated Organizations working with USAV. He is Secretary of the NORCECA Technical and Coaches Commission, and Director of Development for World ParaVolley. He was Team Leader for the 2000 USA Olympic Beach Volleyball Teams in Sydney, which brought home one gold medal, and for the 2004 USA Paralympic Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team in Athens, which came home with the bronze medal. In 1995, Volleyball Magazine’s special Centennial issue named him one of the 50 most important people in the sport in the past 100 years. In 2013 the American Volleyball Coaches Association inducted him as their 60th member of the AVCA Coaches Hall of Fame.

John has been coaching since 1971 at the collegiate level or above, including Women’s U.S. Open titles in 1986 & 1987. A sought after international lecturer, he has conducted seminars in all 50 states, and in over 50 nations, including China, Denmark, Bolivia, Thailand, Qatar, United Arab Emerits, Cook Islands, Barbados, France, Germany, Egypt, England, Italy, Argentina, Lithuania, Japan, Iceland, Puerto Rico, Western Samoa, American Samoa, Canada, Guatemala, Venezuela, Greece, Israel, Australia, Jamaica, New Zealand, Holland, England, Belize, Trinidad Tobago, Ireland, Tonga, Belgium, Haiti, Vanuatu, Costa Rica, Fiji, Poland, Nicaragua, British Virgin Islands, Vietnam, and El Salvador. He is also a busy author, with over half a dozen USAV books, including the IMPACT coaching manual, the Jr. Olympic Volleyball Program Guide, and most recently Minivolley 4 Youth, the Youth Coloring Book, and countless articles. His blog called “Growing the Game Together” is the second most popular blog of the hundreds found on the US Olympic Committee’s Team USA website and he promotes the “Grassroots” Button on the USAV website with material, videos, posters, and information for clubs, schools, coaches, parents, players, and officials. He has received many other awards, including USA Volleyball’s Honorable Mention in 1978 and 1986, the Harry Wilson Distinguished International Service in 2004, the George Fisher Leader in Volleyball in 2006 and in 2007 was named a Sport Ethics Fellow by the Institute for International Sport.

From 1982 to 1990 Kessel was Director and Coaches’ Coach of the Albuquerque Junior Olympic Volleyball Program. For a month in the summer of 1991, he was one of four featured speakers at the first ever International Youth Volleyball Coaches Symposium in Olympia, Greece, attended by over 50 nations, and he repeated that role in the International Volleyball in the Schools Seminar in Canada in 1995 and 2007 and in Thailand and Vietnam in 2013 and 2014. During the Centennial year of volleyball he was the principal speaker at the Centennial Advanced Teaching and Coaching Seminar in Beijing, China. He was on staff for both the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, and served as producer for both the 1996 Centennial Olympics for indoor volleyball in Atlanta, and subsequently producer and announcer for the 1996 Paralympics in Sitting and Standing volleyball. For 1999-2000 he was director of the U.S. Olympic Challenge Series, the Olympic qualifying series, which included an FIVB World Tour Grand Slam stop in Chicago with $400,000 in prize money for that one stop alone. He also served as head coach/team leader for the 1999 and 2003 USA Pan Am Games Beach teams, with a silver medal, and 4th and 5th place finishes in the four events. In 2004 and 2005, he directed the National High Performance Beach Camp, worked his 10th US Jr. Olympic Beach Volleyball Championships for USA Volleyball in Hermosa Beach, an event he started in 1994 with Dale Hoffman of the California Beach Volleyball Association, and worked with the AVP.

For over a decade John served as one of 8 members of the International Volleyball Federation’s Technical Commission, as Secretary, and he remains a FIVB Level IV Instructor. Since 2001 he has served as Secretary on the NORCECA Technical and Coaches Commission, developing clinics and the “Leave a Ball Behind” Program to enhance zonal volleyball growth, and directed a two year State Department Sports United Grant to assist coaches in six NORCECA nations in 2011-12. He helped run the World Sitting Volleyball Championships in 2010, and the Director of Development for the World Organization of Volleyball for the Disabled (WOVD – now known as World ParaVolley) for 2012-2016. He served on Jury at the London 2012 Paralympics for Sitting Volleyball, in 2014 for the ParaVolley World Championships and will again in 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Kessel pioneered USA Volleyball on the Internet, helping the late Tom Jack develop the original site, one of the first 1,000 websites listed on Yahoo, and still contributes the usenet group Rec.Sport.Volleyball. He is an administrator of the 7,500 closed member Facebook page “Volleyball Coaches & Trainers” and an advisor to the website TrainUgly.com. From 1987 to 1991 he was the tournament director for the U.S. Jr. Olympic Volleyball Championships and began the U.S. Junior Olympic Beach Volleyball Championships in 1993, directing them until 2000. He also designed and directed the Nike VolleyVan program with 4 years of daily clinics in the lower 48 states, and currently directs the MVP project, working to get a “Million Volleyball Participants” connected to USA Volleyball. For that, he developed a series of CDs, with animated drills, skill posters, videos and dozens of articles for growing the game for youth, juniors and adults, now containing 7.5 GB of information on the 2013-2016 USAV Sport Kit DVD, and created a follow up SportKit DVD for World ParaVolleyball specific to the sitting game.

As a player Kessel has participated in 16 U.S. Open Championships, and was a 7 time Regional Champion. He also played professionally with the Denver Comets in the old International Volleyball Association, and a year in Italy for the Alessandria Volleyball Club. Recently he competed for the Time Lords in the 55 & over division, 36 years after his first US Open in 1973. In 2004, he finished in the top 15 of the Men’s BB in the USA Outdoor National Championships, playing with his son, Cody, and has won several King of the Mountain Father – Son Doubles tournaments in Colorado. He returned to Junior Olympic Volleyball coaching when his children wanted to play, and his daughter McKenzie’s 13 and under team with Stellar VBC won the Bronze medal at the 2007 US Jr. Olympics in Minneapolis, MN. She was a member of Cheyenne Mountain High School’s volleyball team which won four straight state titles in 2008-2011 and now plays for Bowdoin College 2012- 2016. John coached his son Cody’s 2010 Palmer High School team in the Colorado State Boys HS league. Cody was a member of the 2010 USA Junior National Training team, and was a starter for Princeton’s men’s varsity program, making All American three of his 4 years, leading the nation as a freshman and senior in kills per set. He is now playing professionally in Switzerland after captaining the USA World University Games team and playing for the USA Men’s B side in the PanAmCup. Last summer Cody also become the youngest doubles player in 42 years to win the Aspen “MotherLode” men’s Open, and Atlantic City “Big Shot” Open, plus 10 other Beach Open events in the west, and obtained his AAA rating when he took second in the Hermosa Open. John also has coached lacrosse for the Cheyenne Mtn LAX Boys and Girls teams since 2000.

His main goal is to help make all coaches more efficient, positive and creative, no matter what level – 7 year olds in an elementary school program or National team players and programs. He challenges old ways of thinking and help coaches create what they need, while having fun in the process. John has a BA in Biology and Economics received from The Colorado College in 1974, and since 1996 he has been a single dad, raising his kids alone. His pastimes beside volleyball include fly-fishing, writing, skiing, lacrosse, mountaineering, upland game hunting, deep-sea fishing and travel.

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