Coaching Log – Jul 24, 2015

This is an entry in my volleyball coaching log for 2015-16.

Well, here I am in Svedala.

Yesterday I flew from London to Copenhagen. I was picked up at the airport there by the club’s Sports Director and driven across the bridge (yes, the one from the TV show “The Bridge”) in to Sweden and on to Svedala. We spent much of the day together, which included my getting in to see the main gym we use for training and matches, as well as another that gets used once a week. Naturally, we talked about a lot of different things related to the team and club. Apparently, I’m going to meet with the club’s board on Monday evening.

And so does the new coaching adventure begin!

Now to start acclimatizing myself to things from a living perspective. I’ll be here until probably August 9th. After spending a couple weeks in Germany, I’ll likely be back shortly before the end of the month.

We also still need to sign a foreign outside hitter. The sooner the better! The first training session will probably be August 31st.

Apparently, I will be required to attend a Swedish coaching conference in September. The subject is supposed to be the physical side of things with an eye toward national team preparation. That should be interesting.

John Forman
About the Author: John Forman
John currently coaches for an NCAA Division II women's team. This follows a stint as head coach for a women's professional team in Sweden. Prior to that he was the head coach for the University of Exeter Volleyball Club BUCS teams (roughly the UK version of the NCAA) while working toward a PhD. He previously coached in Division I of NCAA Women's Volleyball in the US, with additional experience at the Juniors club level, both coaching and managing, among numerous other volleyball adventures. Learn more on his bio page.

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