My team had a long rally to start a match

When I coached in Sweden for Svedala, one of our matches started with a really long rally. It was a home match against a team from Denmark. Here’s the video of that rally.

For those who are interested, the Americans in the squad are #6 Mo Simmons (Clemson) and #12 Chelsey Bettinson (Washington State). Unfortunately, our starting setter Camryn Irwin (Washington State) was out with a back injury for this match. The setter for our opposition, Amager, is also American. That’s Jordon Fish who played for Virginia Tech (which means she played against Mo in college).

Yes, that’s Svedala’s home court. The ceiling is a bit low, but otherwise it was a decent place to play.

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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