John Kessel - Director of Sport Development for USA Volleyball, Director of World Paravolley

You can be a junior Olympian, you can be a youth Olympian, all you have to do is get a little bit “er” every day.
— John Kessel

John’s Philosophy - “Develop amazing leaders/citizens."

We are very pleased to welcome John Kessel to the podcast. John is the director of world paravolleyball and director of sport development for USA volleyball, amongst many other titles. 

Within this podcast we discuss a wide range of topics:

  • The 10,000 hour rule
  • The benefits of stress
  • Three words he omits from practice
  • The art of teaching, coaching, and learning.
  • Why mistakes are good!
  • What it means for the USA to have won the bronze medal at Rio. 
  • Austin discusses the biomechanics of the volleyball arm swing 
  • Much, much more within the podcast.


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