S2, #1. Catch them being Good! Coach John Kessel on creating effective training environments.

The Primal MMA Coaching Podcast

19-05-2021 • 1 hr 11 mins

Season 2 kicks off with a talk with Coach John Kessel.

Coach John is an US Volleyball Hall of Fame inductee with over 50 years of coaching men's and women's volley ball at the collegiate, international and Olympic level.

Coach Kessel is a strong advocate of specificity and authentic representative practice and empowering athletes through relationships and prioritizing a love for sport.

John credits much of the success of US Volleyball to an era that embraced the science of learning and more specifically motor learning for sports.

It was a privilege to have a coach I admire and one that influenced my thinking so much on the podcast to share his wisdom.

For more of Coach John Interviews, this link provides a collection of many of his interactions over the years.


Lastly, this episode had some sound quality issues due some lost connectivity during our conversation.