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From the Beginning!

RNN Sports Gym™ was created by Founder Ruth N. Nelson and Creative Director Beth Howes after a discussion on the niche and space that is not being provided in online courses.  Nelson and Howes began with 5 slides in their Google documents which grew to over 120 working slides. Each week the plan began to develop into a full service one-stop-shop including materials needed for teachers as they prepared for students ages 4-10.  

 

Nelson has spent the past 22 years developing programs for this age group. During the past 13 years, she has developed the BYOP® (Bring Your Own Parent®) program for kids 10 and under and their parents training with them on the court. Later she developed the GoKids Youth Sports™ Certification program to accommodate teachers, recreational leaders and youth whose parents may not have the time to attend with their kids.  We all want kids to have immediate success; often they become discouraged when success involves hand-eye coordination, agility, speed and strength to enjoy the sport. So with that in mind, Nelson and Howes decided that the RNN Sports Gym™ would need to include online courses, certifications, and programs which included the history of the sport, basic key words, and a group of videos teaching the progressions and modifications that could lead to kids’ success.

 

The Home Training Program Series™ was developed with Art of Coaching. it provides an organized plan so kids can practice at home, on vacation or even prior to their regular practice.  This program consists of videos, quizzes, and charts with the strategy of needing a little assistance from their parents.  In addition, BYOP® 101 created with Art of Coaching; it provides the four basic skills of passing, setting, serving, and attacking. This course also includes the key words so each kid can follow along and watch, answer some age-appropriate questions as well as practice alongside players of their same age group.

 

Take a quick view on why and how BYOP® on the GO got started!

 
BYOP® On the GO ZOOM Show was created and is being hosted by Founder Ruth N. Nelson. Nelson will provide viewers virtually how she feels her journey in sports has helped her develop a methodology so KIDZ can learn basic movement skills and sport-specific skills and still enjoy, love and develop a passion for the sport.
Many of her guests will include teachers, parents, players and coaches so we hear how they have enjoyed the many innovative programs created for ages 3-10. Participants in these program may include a school teacher or PE teacher training student at school; parents training their kids; parents coaching a recreational team or youth parents/coaches that have that burning desire to learn as much as they can from innovative programs.
We will announce our topics and or guests for the next BYOP® on the Go monthly.
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You may also find additional interview on RNN Sports Gym™  Facebook Group (Members ONLY) or you may click below and upgrade to GO or VIP for all interview of BYOP® on the GO and also all FULL presentations done by Founder Ruth N. Nelson.

Show #24 December 7
Why BYOP® Demonstrations are so
much FUN at the AVCA Events

Our guest is David Gil, Performance Lab Director at VERT which is the leader in the most effective player management system to help with injury prevention and player performance. Used by over 450 universities, colleges and professional teams, VERT technology offers player management solutions for individuals and teams.

VERT Team Systems come with LIVE daily reporting as well as custom reports that include team and individual work load, positional averages and access to the Performance Lab Team.

Body stats are tracked using an IMU the size of a thumb drive. The VERT device connects wirelessly to the app. The data is synced in real time to monitor your athletes.

VERT is the official technology device for all BYOP® and GKYS™ training programs since 2013. We utilize this device at each of our kidz training sessions. Come and learn more about this innovative device and how David feels about how performance training could be utilized at the 10 and under level.

Our guest today is CEO of Sports Imports, Cyndie Dunlap whose company manufactures the worlds most advanced volleyball net system since 1976.  Sports Imports volleyball nets are used in over 90 percent of all D1 volleyball programs and the sole distributor of Senoh equipment in the Americas. Their partnership includes USA Volleyball, AVCA and NCAA.
 
 
Cyndie has observed the BYOP® program for many years. Cyndie and her staff have featured stories on BYOP® and GoKids Youth Sports™ as well as being one of our biggest supporters for all our programs. Cyndie will discuss her thoughts on kidz development and how she has seen these programs grow over the past 20 years.
 

BYOP® On the GO ZOOM Show was created and is being hosted by Founder Ruth N. Nelson. Nelson will provide viewers virtually how she feels her journey in sports has helped her develop a methodology so KIDZ can learn basic movement skills and sport-specific skills and still enjoy, love and develop a passion for the sport.

Show #21 (September 14)

Our guest today is Coach Puckett who is not only the head Coach at Lovejoy high school but also a former Lovejoy volleyball standout whereshe was part of the tradition of bringing home the first 3 volleyball state championships.  Natalie went on to Oklahoma for her undergraduate and then to Lamar University for her graduate degree in Educational Leadership.  She has spent time in? or worked with middle school, high school and been involved in junior club volleyball.
 
Coach Natalie will talk about how she has seen the BYOP® Lovejoy program grow over the past 9 years.

BYOP® On the GO ZOOM Show was created and is being hosted by Founder Ruth N. Nelson. Nelson will provide viewers virtually how she feels her journey in sports has helped her develop a methodology so KIDZ can learn basic movement skills and sport-specific skills and still enjoy, love and develop a passion for the sport.

Our guest today is a longtime friend and colleague who has witnessed the development of the BYOP® program since the 2003 AVCA Convention in Dallas, Texas. Kathy DeBoer is the Executive Director of  American Volleyball Coaches Association which is the largest volleyball coach’s association in the United States. Their mission is to advance the sport of volleyball for all coaches at all levels.
 
 
Kathy will give her thoughts on how the sport continues to grow at all levels.  Kathy  has seen how the BYOP® program has taken a niche and developed not only certification programs for youth coaches but recently saw how theRNN Sports Gym™ virtual website is allowing physical education teachers to have all their resources in one place.

Show #19 (July 13)

Our guest today is former USA National Team setter, and All-American at University of Nebraska who spent 10 years as their assistant. She is now the director of development at a local club and continues to train setters for some of the best clubs in the country. As quoted by Terry Pettit, former Head Coach at University of Nebraska: “Cathy Noth is an outstanding mentor and teacher of volleyball fundamentals and teamwork. She is one of the few individuals who has the talent and patience to work equally well with developmental players and National team prospects.”

Cathy will provide her thoughts on how the RNN Sports Gym™ and BYOP® has set the standard for training kids ages 10 and under.

BYOP® On the GO ZOOM Show was created and is being hosted by Founder Ruth N. Nelson. Nelson will provide viewers virtually how she feels her journey in sports has helped her develop a me.thodology so KIDZ can learn basic movement skills and sport-specific skills and still enjoy, love and develop a passion for the sport

Show #18 (June 15)

Our guest today is 2X State AISA Championship coach and GoKids Youth Sports™ Skills trainer David Delozier.  David will provide us great insight into how his certification and experience with Nelson’s program have assisted him in becoming a well rounded coach for all ages.  He will also talk about his state championship team training with Nelson Aquatic Resistance Training ™ Program last summer in preparing for his upcoming season.

June 15 Wednesday 6:00 PM CST we will announce our topics and or guests for 2022 BYOP® on the Go!.

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Our feature guest is Val Armstrong who has been a BYOP® Certified Instructor since 2015. She has even moved up to State Instructor by meeting different criteria. She will be sharing with us her thoughts on why becoming certified in BYOP®, GoKids Youth Sports™ and NART™ has provided her valuable resources for assisting the youngest at age 4 and their parents but also for the aspiring collegiate athletes that she has been working with since 2007.

May 18 Wednesday 6:00 PM CST we will announce our topics and or guests for 2022 BYOP® on the Go!.
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One of our most favorite guests will join us as he has closely watched the BYOP® program since their demonstration at the 2021 AVCA Convention. You might know who we are talking about but incase you don’t our guest Russ Rose former Head at Penn State has done more to promote our sport along with having over 1000 wins. Russ is also co-founder of Art of Coaching along with one of our previous guest 2x USA OlympicTerry Liskeyvich and firmer Stanford, John Dunning.
  
April 13 Wednesday 6:00 PM CST we will announce our topics and or guests for 2022 BYOP® on the Go!.
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Show #15 (March 16)

Our feature guest this month will be Sue Webber, Event Partnership Director, AthLeadership Team Member at NCSA / Next College Student Athlete. We have had the pleasure of being on a webinar with Coach Webber and now we look forward to talking with her about her job and what her vision might be for assisting parents and kidz when they are young.
 
March 16 Wednesday 6:00 PM CST we will announce our topics and or guests for 2022 BYOP® on the Go!.
Join us to listen live on : https://www.facebook.com/rnnsportsgym

Show #14 (February 16)

Our guests will be some of our participants from BYOP®  program who participated in the 2021 AVCA BYOP® demonstration in Columbus, Ohio December 18.  Emma and Cathy will also discuss their experiences as this was their first time participating in a live online demonstration. You will also hear from our Secret Special Guests that were part of this event.
 
January 12 Wednesday 6:00 PM CST we will announce our topics and or guests for 2022 BYOP® on the Go!.
Join us to listen live on : https://www.facebook.com/rnnsportsgym

Show #13 (January 12)

Our guests will be some of our participants from BYOP®  program who participated in the 2021 AVCA BYOP® demonstration in Columbus, Ohio December 18.  Emma and Cathy will also discuss their experiences as this was their first time participating in a live online demonstration. You will also hear from our Secret Special Guests that were part of this event.

January 12 Wednesday 6:00 PM CST we will announce our topics and or guests for 2022 BYOP® on the Go!.
Join us to listen live on : https://www.facebook.com/rnnsportsgym

Show #12 (December 8)

Our guests will be some of our participants from BYOP® Cincinnati and BYOP® – Lovejoy.  Emma and Cathy will have some questions about the AVCA Convention demonstration  for the coaches that will be attending the 2021 Coaches Convention.  BYOP® families will demonstrate skills and teaching progression for kids ages 10 and under and their parents. Join us so you can learn from these families that have participated in BYOP® programs.
 
 
December 8 Wednesday 6:00 PM CST we will announce our topics and or guests for 2022 BYOP® on the Go!.
Join us to listen live on : https://www.facebook.com/rnnsportsgym

 

Show #11 (November 17)

Our Guest is Terry Liskevych, co-founder of Art of Coaching, the largest online content provider in the WORLD! Art of Coaching has been instrumental when it comes to courses for BYOP® and GoKids Youth Sports.  Having successfully launched BYOP® 101, our basic volleyball fundamentals geared toward ages 10 and under and most recent, Home Training Program Series™, both online courses have been featured all over the world.  Thanks to Terry, Russ and John, our programs continue to grow. BYOP® has programs in the following: BYOP® -SoCal; BYOP®- Chicago North; BYOP® – Cincinnati; BYOP® -Edmond, OK; BYOP® – Wichita Falls,TX; and many cities in the Dallas Ft Worth area.
 
November 17,  Wednesday 6:00 PM CST we will announce our topics and or guests for December 8 BYOP® on the Go!.
Join us to listen live on : https://www.facebook.com/rnnsportsgym
Our guest is Eric Miracle who is our first VIP RNNSports Gym™ member. Head Coach Richardson High school volleyball. He will be giving us his thoughts on the RNN Sports Gym™, Virtual Volleyball experience and Bring Your Own Parent® Program
 
October 13 Wednesday 6:00 PM CST we will announce our topics and or guests for November 17 BYOP® on the Go!.
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Our special guest with be coming live directly from Tijuana, Mexico as he is the influencer in Mexico and known as @TodosSomos Voleibal TSV Host. @Marco Garcia Hinojos . Emma will be creating a great list of questions for her friend that will for sure bring you information but also a few laughs as Emma has been on his show many times over the past 15 months

Join us to listen live on : https://www.facebook.com/rnnsportsgym

 

Co-Host Emma Sun will be interviewing RNN Sports Gym™ Founder Ruth N. Nelson on the next BYOP On The Go.  Emma will be asking Coach Nelson: how and why the website was created; benefits of being a member; and best ways to navigate the website plus the Virtual Gym inside the website.  

Coach Nelson will be highlighting how Physical Education and elementary school teachers; recreational leaders and youth coaches can benefit from having all the training information on one website.  Emma will be asking Coach Nelson to share how she created new training with new videos and why specific equipment is used to assist in her training.  Kidz ages 10 and under and their parents will find the website is a great place for them to learn and have FUN about the sport of volleyball.

Join us to listen live on : https://www.facebook.com/rnnsportsgy

 

Our Guest will be Dave Briglio: Coaching & Leadership Podcast Host.. .Coach… Speaker. And also a Professional Engineer, taking coaching & mentoring skills into the workplace lives in Maryland and has 4 daughters who played sports. 

Our secret guest will come on toward the end of the show (Danielle Scott 5X Olympian).

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Our guest is Jentry Allen who has been a BYOP® Mentor for the past 5 years and has been with our BYOP® – Lovejoy Pilot program from the beginning. She played volleyball at Lovejoy High School and just finished her first year at Stonehill College playing volleyball on scholarship.

Our secret guest will come on toward the end of the show (MaryKate Marshall – Professional Volleyball Player.

Join us to listen live on : https://www.facebook.com/rnnsportsgym

Show #5 (May 12)

Our guest tonight is Ryan Mitchell, Head Coach Lovejoy High will be joining us to talk about why the BYOP® programs was beneficial for his community and school but also will be asked by our Co-Host Emma Sun a number of questions that she has on her mind looking ahead into her future high school team.

Secret guest were  BYOP® family Tatum and her mom Kaitlin who happen to be daughter and wife of Coach Ryan Mitchell.

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Our guest is Richard Scott, Volleyball Division Manager for Baden Sports and the topics will be why this innovative Softlight is the #1 Choice for KIDZ ages 10 and under and Baden Sports and why they have chosen to partner with Ruth N. Nelson and the BYOP®, GKYS™ programs and is part of the new virtual RNN Sports Gym™ that will roll out this summer.

Join us to listen live on : https://www.facebook.com/rnnsportsgym

Show #3 (March 17)

Our Co-Host Guest will be Emma as she successfully completed both BYOP® 101 and HTPS™ online courses which are hosted by @theartofcoachingvb. Emma took both courses within 6 weeks after COVID. She will provide some great insight into why both courses should be taken together. Emma will share not only why learning the basic skills are FUN online but also how a tracking chart is useful plus age appropriate questions to check her understanding are vital in learning. Kidz need some direction but hearing from a 9-year-old, her success from taking both courses will be beneficial for parents, elementary PE teachers, and recreational youth coaches.

Join us to listen live on : https://www.facebook.com/rnnsportsgym

 

 Wednesday 6:00 PM CST  Join us for a conversation with Emma and her mother, Cathy, about the topic of Jenny Lang Ping, the most famous volleyball player and coach in China, which the movie “LEAP” (Amazon Prime) was about. Jenny Lang Ping is the only volleyball player that has won a GOLD medal as a player and coach of the Olympic Women’s Team in China. Emma will provide why she has Lang Ping and Flo Hyman as her idols and heroes.

Be sure to watch the movie so you can ask a few questions to this 9-year-old who just began her training less than a year ago.
 

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BYOP® on the Go!

Our guest today was Creative Director, Elizabeth Howes, who was surprised to be on Facebook Live instead of training for our BYOP® on the Go Show should look like.

We briefly introduced Phase V in the development of a virtual classroom for volleyball education. You will learn the four basic volleyball skills through our BYOP®101 online course. Our Home Training Program Series™ online course shows you how to practice your skills at home with a friend and/or your parents or brothers and sisters.
 
RNN Sports Gym™ does not have a physical address – everything is VIRTUAL 24/7. We also covered how Physical Education teachers could benefit from our online courses and our RNN Sports Gym™. Beth had a chance to give her perspective how she approached the creation of our original google classroom style and we soon realized that having a website would allow visitors to jump around easier. She addressed why virtual training can be beneficial for all ages and for all sports.
 
Join us for our monthly Facebook Live by liking our RNN Sports Gym™ Facebook page to stay up on BYOP®, GoKids Youth Sports™, NART™, discounts on products and online courses!

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