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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Reid Priddy. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Reid Priddy, often where they are interviewed.

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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Reid Priddy. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Reid Priddy, often where they are interviewed.

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Reid Priddy - 4x Olympian & Gold Medal Volleyball Player

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Reid Priddy is a 4x Olympian and gold medalist, former member of the United States National Volleyball Team, and World Champion. Reid reveals what truly separates the best in the world from those who barely miss the mark, while diving into his own personal struggles with confidence and pressure to perform. Having been at the top of not only his game, but the world's game, for sixteen consecutive years, Reid's wisdom and experience offers invaluable knowledge to other athletes in pursuit of greatness. 2:30-7:43 What separates good from great? 7:43-10:22 The importance of adaptability. 10:22-17:07 Learning to be ‘clutch’, your best focus state. 17:07-22:58 Building and keeping confidence. 22:58-26:51 Focusing on something bigger than yourself. 26:51-28:38 Playing against the best in the world. 28:38-31:10 Finding your WHY in life. 31:10-37:41 Pursuing mastery and mitigating nerves. 37:41-38:55 Valuing the experience rather than results. 38:55-42:19 Lack of motivation and how to cope. 42:19-43:50 Recovery and rest for growth. 43:50-46:09 Achieving greatness through a learner’s mindset and finding your true why.
Jul 01 2020 · 47mins
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Reid Priddy - 4-Time Olympian, Gold & Bronze Medal winner, 2019 AVP Manhattan Beach Open Champ

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Are you a volleyball fanatic? Join Olympic Gold Medalist, Ryan Millar, as he chats all things volleyball with some of the biggest names in the sport. The CROSSNET Volleyball Podcast's mission is to cover both indoor, outdoor, and the business of volleyball. Sponsored by the world’s first four-way volleyball game - CROSSNET.

On today's show we go CROSSNET with arguably the best outside hitter in the history of USA Men's Volleyball, Reid Priddy. We will discuss Reid rise in the sport of volleyball, his days playing professionally overseas, his transition from indoor to the beach, and his current venture which includes getting people in the sand to transform their lives. Reid and I share many stories of our time playing together. A history that dates all the way back to 1999 (👴🏼👴🏼 haha). 

Buckle up for this incredible conversation with one the greats of the game.

Make sure to subscribe, give us 5 stars, and leave your comments. 

Feel free to email Ryan with questions and comments - ryan@crossnetgame.com

Who knows, we might even get your question answered on the show! 

Jun 29 2020 · 1hr 51mins

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How to Develop a Champion's Mindset with Olympic Gold Medalist Reid Priddy

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Learn from 4x olympian in volleyball,  gold medalist ('08 in Beijing), bronze Medalist ('16), and reigning Manhattan Open winner ('19) Reid Priddy on how to stay inspired in and out of the game. Reid shares shares his successful habits, reveals mindset techniques, describes how he and his teams use visualization for sustained confidence & success,  shares how was able to bounce back to the olympics after serious injury, and talks about his desire for having a positive impact on others. 

Website: www.reidpriddy.com

IG: @reidpriddy 

Sign up for Reid's Max Potential Mindset Program Here: https://bit.ly/2BbEe8X

Jun 17 2020 · 1hr 13mins
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Reid Priddy of Team USA Volleyball on Building Winning Culture

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January 3, 2020: In today’s episode we welcome Reid Priddy, four times Olympian and member of the U.S. Mens National Volleyball team. Reid started playing volleyball after his family moved from Richmond to Florida where he happened to try it out in a summer-school PE class, and the rest is history! Since then, Reid has participated in multiple Olympic Games, won four medals including a gold medal and today we get the opportunity to talk to him about leadership, team, culture, fitness, and wellness. With 16 years of experience as a professional indoor volleyball, Reid has now developed a new leadership program called Max Potential and a wellness program called INSAND. With his programs, Reid was able to relate his own personal journey, going from hardcourt to sand volleyball, and turn it into a health and fitness business. In this exciting conversation, Reid shares his experience as an Olympic athlete and the principles that have been his guiding posts throughout his journey. Reid has such great insights on team dynamics and we discuss the growth and challenges that high performing teams go through, delving into the individual journey that each member of the team goes on as well. For all this and more, keep listening! 

Key Points From This Episode: 

  • Hear more about Reid’s volleyball journey and how his passion turned into his profession. 
  • Reid’s road to the first Olympics in Athens. 
  • Carrying expectation and learning to deal with loss: how it made Reid a better player. 
  • The preparation process a team goes through by articulating their goals and objectives. 
  • Setting a culture in motion: a culture of learning, purpose and mission. 
  • How the best leadership has high challenge and high support. 
  • The impact of winning versus losing and the discovery process within failure. 
  • The double black belt: Approaching every situation with the same level of discovery. 
  • Transitioning from hard court volleyball to sand volleyball. 
  • Reid’s vision for INSAND and how he wants to build an integrated centre for fun and fitness. 
  • The importance of being all in and committing to the process. 
Jan 03 2020 · 41mins

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From Youth Sports to Olympic Podium with Reid Priddy

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4X Olympian and recent 2019 AVP’s Pro Beach Volleyball Manhattan Beach Champion, Reid Priddy joins us to talk about his journey from being introduced to  volleyball in his high school PE class to competing 16 years with the USA Men's National Indoor Volleyball team, receiving two Olympic medals and becoming an AVP Beach Volleyball Champion. Join us as we discuss what it takes to reach this level of competition and how to best prepare your young athletes with these high aspirations in sport.

For more about Reid and his current projects, check him out at www.reidpriddy.com

Reid also founded INSAND, a lifestyle movement of learning and adventure whose goal is to facilitate happier, healthier people and spread positivity.  INSAND, located in Huntington Beach, CA, gets people moving through sand fitness classes, HIIT volleyball classes and group strength training classes.  You can read more at www.moveinsand.com

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Nov 05 2019 · 27mins
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Reid Priddy is going for "double-black belt status"

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Two years ago, maybe it would have worked. Maybe, when Miles Evans put a ball away, looked directly at Reid Priddy and Trevor Crabb, flexed and yelled with everything he had, “C’mon!” it would have done the trick. Thrown Priddy off.

It had worked two years ago, from the guy who was now on the same side of the net as him. Crabb, in the semifinals of the Manhattan Beach Open, had famously run his mouth. It did a number on Priddy, then, though he couldn’t fully understand why. He didn’t understand where all that talk was coming from.

Hadn’t all their previous interactions been cordial? Polite? Even friendly? Priddy didn’t know, at the time, that was just what Crabb does on the court. He talks trash. Doesn’t matter if you’re out of the qualifier or out of four quads with the indoor national team: You’re going to hear him.

Afterwards, Priddy broke it down.

“‘Why was I so mad?’” he wondered.

“And it was ‘Well, he showed you disrespect,’” Priddy recalled on SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter. “But why should I have the expectation that somebody should respect me? So it was almost really great because I let go of that expectation at all, even if I subconsciously had it. It was probably that moment, that interchange, that I let it all go.”

So when Evans buried the ball to close out the first set, and piled a little talk on top of it, Priddy didn’t mind. He’d been there before. He’d learned from it. And then he gave it right back.

“From that moment on,” Priddy said, “it was just ‘All right, now we’re in it. Let’s battle.’”

Let’s battle. If there are two words that could accurately summarize the mindset of William Reid Priddy for these past 41 years, those may be the ones to do it. He’s a self-proclaimed underdog story, but unlike a number of athletes who like to push that sometimes-false narrative, his is rather genuine. Raised on a steady diet of soccer, Priddy is the son of Ken and Sharon Priddy, who thought it was funny that, after 11 years of soccer, Priddy was going to try volleyball.

“They were like, ‘All right, we’ll just come watch. We have nothing to offer,’” Priddy said. He was athletic enough to help Mountain Pointe High in Phoenix, Arizona, to the school’s first state title, in 1995. Still, the sport was so new to the state, in just its second year as a varsity sport, that Priddy was no blue-chip prospect or can’t-miss recruit. He was still the blue-collar kid who had played mostly soccer his entire life.

It was enough, however, for LMU to offer him a spot on a team that recruited seven outside hitters and hadn’t yet developed a single All-American.

In 2000, Priddy would become that All-American. Years later, after the program was shuttered, he’d become the first volleyball player to enter the LMU Hall of Fame.

That was, in the grand scheme of his career, the easy part. At 6-foot-4, even by the standards of the early 2000s, he was undersized for an outside. Now he was set not to compete against of diamonds in the rough at LMU, but against the best in the country for a spot on the national team. It is that exact environment, though, where the kid who wasn’t the biggest, the one relegated to the “sandlot teams” growing up, the one who only got in fights with bullies because he just couldn’t see the bigger kids picking on the smaller ones, thrives.

He didn’t spurn the odds but embraced them, clutched them to his chest.  

“Nobody ever looked at me and was like ‘That guy’s going to be great.’ I was never the blue-chip guy,” Priddy said. “Now I purposefully channel that. A lot of us, we could have these mental lapses of confidence, ‘Oh man, can I do this?’ Once I learned to channel the competitiveness, how I felt about myself was no longer relevant, because a job had to be done, I gotta put this ball away.”

Oh, he would put balls away, all right. For 16 years, he’d represent the United States. He’d play in four Olympics, win a gold and a bronze. His tenure with Zenit-Kazan would be so wildly successful, in fact, that it almost felt weird, how expected it was to win.

“That was a strange feeling,” he said. It went against everything his underdog upraising had fostered.

If the expectation was to win then where did the satisfaction come from? It seemed, at times, that there was no real reward: Win and it’s what you were supposed to do; lose and what just happened?

He’s not a fan of expectations, Priddy. Steals not only a lot of the joy of playing this game but from the purpose of it all.

“I have tremendous self-belief but I don’t like expectations,” he said. “In my best years in indoor, my mental routine was do whatever I wanted to do. We could play cards on the bus and we’d be betting but there was always a moment in the locker room where it was ‘Ok, now it’s go time.’

“The shift that took place when my generation came in and with all of our coaches, it was very focused. We’re here, so let’s be here. All in. I really love that stuff.”

But expectations, from the outside, anyway, are inevitable when one has had the success Priddy has enjoyed.

Unless, of course, you switch sports. Change settings. Do something totally radical that nobody could have ever expected him to really make the Tokyo Olympics on a different surface, right?

That, in a way, is what happened when, in 2017, Priddy took to the beach.

Hacking the beach. That’s what Priddy called his strategy to transfer his indoor skillset to the beach. He gently kicks himself for the name now. He never meant it to imply there were shortcuts to success in the beach game, but optimizations.

How could he make those proverbial 10,000 hours as efficient and effective as possible, so as to rapidly expedite the improvement of his skillset to the point that Tokyo 2020 really wasn’t out of the question?

He brought an entirely new developmental strategy to the beach. He had statisticians at practice, charting serves, both location and speed. He had trainers. He had coaches ranging from Marcio Sicoli to Rich Lambourne. He fostered a community in Huntington Beach, where the training was no longer separate, just a bunch of teams meeting and winging it, to a full-on program of hundreds of reps in a compact, 90-minute training session, where teams weren’t pitted against one another, but worked alongside one another.

“There’s no shortcuts to skill acquisition,” he said. Which is how, after two years of reps reps reps reps reps, he found himself down one set to none to Evans and Doherty at the Manhattan Beach Open. A loss would leave him and Crabb in ninth. But this wasn’t the Priddy Evans would have faced two years prior. This was a different Priddy, one who had grown in abundance from the previous edition.

“I have no expectation of how people should treat me, how they should interact with me,” he said. “I don’t feel 41 in my brain, I don’t feel like a gold medalist. I don’t go into matches thinking ‘Oh, I’m a gold medalist.’ I’m super aware of my deficiencies.”

Which is why he’s able to shore them up so quickly. And with each match, those deficiencies became harder and harder to find. They came back to beat Evans and Doherty, 15-13 in the third set. Then they knocked out Tim Bomgren and Troy Field, Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena, and, in the finals, Chase Budinger and Casey Patterson.

In winning the Manhattan Beach Open, Priddy hadn’t hacked the beach. He had simply out-worked a lot of people on it. No learning opportunities went to waste, something he refers to as “double-black belt status.”

“When I think about volleyball, and anything, I like to channel martial arts,” he said. “The sensei did not get there thinking ‘I’m 21-0.’ Martial artists, it’s about proficiency. It’s about competence. The way I like to look at it is: ‘Here’s my end goal. This is what I think is possible for me as a player or us as a team. What are the behaviors to display, what are the feathers I need in my cap to be that player?’

“And then you work towards that. It’s kind of like a street fight. Now you’re in Manhattan, you’re playing in a match, you are who you are. It’s not like being 1-0 or 0-1 has somehow changed your proficiency, so it’s always about trying to level up to the next level. That comes not from wins and losses, you can learn from both, but it comes from ‘How good can you guys get as a team?’ That’s what’s important. It’s hard to do that when it’s your profession. I want to get to that double-black belt status.”

Not that Jose Loiola would ever let him think he has that. No, the coach of Priddy and Crabb during Manhattan Beach had them back on the sand two days later. He wasn’t full of congratulations. He didn’t take it easy.

“Nobody cares,” he told them.

Priddy loved it.

“The ultimate is when you can win but you treat wins as losses,” he said. “When you can take just as much from a win as from a loss, to me, that’s double black-belt, like legendary status. I think that’s the goal for all of us. How can we not let all of the little things go just because we won? Once that little euphoria dies down and we think we’re on top of the world, how can we look back and say ‘I could have done this better.’”

Sep 04 2019 · 1hr 4mins
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Reid Priddy, 4x Volleyball Olympian

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This week’s conversation is with Reid Priddy, a 4 time Olympian for the USA Men’s indoor volleyball team, winning Gold in 2008 and Bronze in 2016.

Over the past 16 years, Reid has competed at the highest level in indoor volleyball - both on the US National Team as well as on foreign Pro teams in domestic leagues all across the globe.

In 2014, Reid suffered a torn ACL during competition, which required double knee surgery.

In his late thirties, he defied the odds and worked his way all the way back to the top and helped the US Olympic Team win a Bronze Medal in Rio

Reid is looking to defy the odds once more by switching surfaces to the sand – he’s working towards representing the US in the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.

As someone who has had the fortune of being involved with multiple Olympic Games, most recently with the 2016 women’s indoor and beach volleyball teams I've seen just how challenging the Olympic quad process is... the rigorous hours and dedication required over a 4 year period to even have a shot at making the Olympics once.

Now imagine doing that successfully 4 times (16 years, not including the 10-20 years of prior training just to get the world-stage) and still having the hunger to come back and do it one final time.

In this conversation we learn how Reid has done it - we discuss everything from how he struggled with confidence in his early playing days, what it means to be clutch, and why he loves putting himself in situations that test his capabilities.

There aren’t many people who are able to call themselves a 4x Olympian so I can’t wait for you to learn from Reid.

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Jul 04 2018 · 1hr 20mins
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TNL People - powered by the AVCA - Reid Priddy now playing Beach Volleyball

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4-Time Olympian, 2-Time Olympic Medalist (Gold and Bronze) and one of the founders of The Net Live, Reid Priddy joins DJ Roueche and Rich Lambourne to discuss the transition and his mindset going into his first full season playing professional BEACH volleyball.
Feb 22 2017 · 56mins