Captivate Podcasts

Nebraska Stage Prepares Players for Life after College, with John Cook

With four national championships under his belt, the current head coach of Nebraska’s Cornhuskers volleyball team is spilling the secrets to competing at his level. Hear Coach John Cook explain why he prefers practices to matches, and why he believes the best coaches start out as dedicated school teachers. John also tells Janice what he

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How to Compete Against Your Spouse (and stay married), with Laurie Corbelli

The winningest coach in Texas A&M history has thoughts on volleyball you may have never heard before. Laurie Corbelli knows how to rally her teams to perform at levels they’ve never reached. The current Volleyball Operations Consultant for the Pro Volleyball Federation is a former Olympic silver medalist. Whether it’s competing against her fellow coach

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A Seat at the Head of the Table for Female Coaches, with Dr. Cecile Reynaud

At just 22 years old, Cecile Reynaud was thrust into being the Head Coach of Florida State University’s Women’s Volleyball program. As one of the top female coaches, Cecile recognized many women in the sports coaching world weren’t being taken as seriously as their male counterparts. So Cecile decided to do something about it. She’s

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From College to the Pros: Dedicating your life to the game, with star athletes Sydney Hilley and Kendall White

Thinking about a career in professional volleyball? Star players Kendall White and Sydney Hilley share what it’s really like. From the NCAA, to the Omaha Supernovas, Kendall and Sydney are charting a path for future players with the United States’ Pro Volleyball Federation. They’ve played professional volleyball for various countries around the world, where overcoming

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Fighting the Pressures and Stresses that can Sabotage Your Team, with Candace Moats

What does it take not only rack up an impressive win streak, but to find the confidence to keep that streak going? In 2023, Indiana Wesleyan University’s Candace Moats was honored with multiple ‘Coach of the Year’ awards, in part to her team finishing with a flawless 38 wins and zero losses season (the first

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Finding the Best Players in the Sport is Harder than You Think, with Erin Virtue

Building a championship team takes great players that can be pushed to get better, AND great team staff that can push the coach to get better as well. Coach Erin Virtue leads the women’s volleyball team at the University of Michigan and serves as an Assistant Coach for the U.S Women’s National team. Coach Virtue

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