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This week on the Way of Champions Podcast we talk with hockey coach Damian DiGulian and volleyball coach Bryan McDermand in a discussion about how to return to sport. Not only do we dive into returning to play, but we also all about college recruiting, saving kids from getting burned out, and what youth sports could be as a result of the pandemic.

Damian DiGiulian returns to Saint Michael’s for his ninth season as the men’s ice hockey head coach in 2020-21. DiGiulian, who has also coached in the USA Hockey development system, is just the third head coach since the program was elevated to varsity status for the 1982-83 season. Click here for more information on Coach DiGiulian.

Bryan McDermand has been coaching volleyball for over 15 years. On top of being a former collegiate indoor player/Open-level beach player, Bryan coached junior college, NCAA Division III, and NCAA Division I. Also, Bryan has coached juniors club full time and juniors in Beach Volleyball for the last  7 years. Visit his website at https://www.progressionvolleyball.com/.

Highlights from the Podcast:

  • Bryan talks about why he created Progression Volleyball
  • Damian discusses his coaching journey
  • What does practicing during a pandemic look like?
  • How do we come back as better sports organizations?
  • Getting seen versus getting better
  • 5 Things athletes need to consider when looking for a scholarship
  • Can we return to sport and also save kids from burnout?
  • The recruiting process, good and bad
  • How important is character to the recruiting process?
  • Club sports and why they are so expensive
  • Adapting practice and competitions during a pandemic

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