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We are excited to offer a 2 DAY coaching clinic! Come learn from your 2019 NCAA Sweet Sixteen team and coaches. You will also be working with  James David, a dynamic team chemistry expert. James David uses the art of illusion and Emotional Intelligence to connect with complete strangers and to help people better connect with each other. Drawing on his experience as a former college basketball player and head coach, James expertly combines his skills as a professional magician and a dynamic team builder that will leave you inspired, informed and entertained.  James has worked with numerous Division 1 and professional teams such as UCLA, Michigan, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Tulsa, Ohio and the Portland Trailblazers, University of Green Bay and Nebraska women’s volleyball to name a few. He is also the author of “Emotional Intelligence For the Athlete and Coach”.

FRIDAY: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
SATURDAY: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
COST: $200 before June 29th, $215 after
Bring a 2nd coach and their registration is 30% off
Bring a 3rd coach and their registration is another 30% off

If your team is attending our team camp and you attend this clinic each camper will receive $40 off the team camp price

James was trained and certified at the EIDI (Emotional Intelligence and Diversity Institute) by Lee Gardenschwartz and Anita Rowe who are two of the leading experts in emotional intelligence and diversity.

Are any of these problems preventing your teams from having success? Below are a list of problems James’ program is trained to handle.

  • Us vs. them attitudes between coaches and athletes
  • Complaints about favoritism or inequitable treatment
  • Lack of engagement or low morale
  • Turnover of productive staff or athlete transfers
  • Resistance to change
  • Conflict that hinders teamwork and success

What's the goal?

My goal is to create an inclusive environment that promotes learning and a new way of thinking about chemistry within your program.  Just like a successful business, athletic programs also must have exceptional team work that make players feel valued and included.

My approach is to make the experience:

  • Practical
  • Inclusive
  • Safe, Non-threatening
  • Non-confrontational
  • Action oriented
  • Applicable
  • Fun

Middle school, high school and club coaches are welcome to sign up! Hotel information available upon request.

The clinic is designed to be interactive and we will share our entire electronic drill, team culture database. You will receive James’s book, plus an emotional intelligence training book at the beginning of the clinic to use and keep after the clinic is complete.  The UWSP coaches will cover strategy, offensive and defensive systems, practice planning, specific training cues, video breakdown, and more! Register for our coaching clinic to be better prepared for your upcoming 2020 season.

  • Calling all high school coaches and teams- The UWSP coaches are looking for a team to volunteer to be our demos for this clinic. Please email Head Coach, Lyndsay Kooi to volunteer!


  • Emotional Intelligence training + Team Chemistry building
  • On-court drills, video, and Q&A session
  • Introduction to our “growth mindset” mentality for motor learning
  • Electronic database (drills + team culture) 
  • How to incorporate thousands of reps in practice
  • Cues and strategies for teaching each volleyball skill
  • Match strategies discussion
  • Polito’s Pizza will be provided on Friday
  • Coffee and Donuts will be provided on Saturday morning
  • Coach Lyndsay Kooi and James David will be available as a sounding board for follow-up questions and problem-solving after the clinic concludes and your season begins

Berg Gymnasium / MAC / Quandt / HEC 110

Please contact Coach Lyndsay Kooi at or 815-954-8095.