If you could bring more than 40 of the world's best volleyball coaches together, do you think they might have some interesting things to say? That's what we've done with Volleyball Coaching Wizards. This book shares some of those insights.
Discover what coaches with tens of thousands of wins and hundreds of championships at all different levels think about things like:
Developing a team culture and good team chemistry
Making non-starters feel like they are important
Getting the most out of your best players
Planning highly effective practice sessions
Ways to get the most from training games
Maintaining a confident team
Managing the team in matches
Being the best coach you can be, now and as you progress
Who are these great coaches?
We can't list them all, but here are some of those whose wisdom and insight contributed to this book.
Jan De Brandt: Professional coach in several countries and internationally for Belgium and Hungary. Winner of the European League, CEV club competition medals, and domestic league and cup titles.
Sue Gozansky: Winner of 3 National Championships and nearly 700 NCAA collegiate matches. AVCA Hall of Fame. FIVB coaching instructor. Multiple book author.
Giovanni Guidetti: Winner of multiple CEV Champions League gold medals and FIVB Club World Championships. Led the Dutch Women's National team to the medal round of the 2016 Olympics.
Mick Haley: NCAA Division I national championships with two different universities. Multiple 2-year college national titles. More than 1000 total victories. US Women's National Team Olympic coach. AVCA Hall of Fame.
Vital Heynen: 2014 World Championships bronze medal as German National Team coach. Four league titles, 5 Cups, and 4 Super Cups in Belgium. Two CEV Cup medals. Additional national team experience with Belgium and Poland. Coach of professional teams in Turkey, Poland, France, and Germany.
Anders Kristiansson: Winner of 26 men's and women's championships in Sweden, 15 in Belgium, 3 in Greece. CEV Champions League Final Four on four occasions - 2 finals. Coached Sweden to silver at the 1989 European Championships.
Carl McGown: Over 40 years experience in the USA National Team program; 13 seasons as head coach at BYU, winning 2 national championships; Swiss league and cup titles; AVCA Hall of Fame.
Tom Turco: Winner of nearly 20 state high school championships. AVCA National Coach of the Year in 2008 and NHSCA National Volleyball Coach of the Year in 2012. Teams won a record 110 matches in a row from 2003 to 2007.
Take your volleyball coaching to the next level with insights from those who are already at where you want to be!
What is Volleyball Coaching Wizards?
The Volleyball Coaching Wizards project is about identifying great coaches from all categories of volleyball and making their experience, insights, and expertise available to people all over the world. We interview coaches from across the globe, all age groups, both genders, all competitive levels, indoor and beach. They share with us their philosophies, their thought processes, and their methodologies. We then share that with you.
About the Authors
John Forman is the author of the well-respected CoachingVB blog. His coaching experience includes Juniors, college, and university in the US and U.K., plus professional coaching in Sweden.
Mark Lebedew is currently the Australian Men's National Team Coach and coaches professionally in Poland. He previously coached five seasons in Germany where his teams won three straight league championships and a CEV Champions League bronze medal.