Volleyball England Level 3 Coaching Course: Day 2

Day 2 of the Volleyball England Level 3 coaching course is now in the books.

Today started off with a review of yesterday’s subject matter. I, of course, have already provided you with that in yesterday’s post. 😉

We then shifted into a discussion on the subject of “talent”. A lot of it had to do with the difficulty in identifying talent and the sorts of indicators we can look at (which reminded me of my US collegiate recruiting days). That eventually transitioned into a look at the physical development of children – largely from the perspective of growth. For a lot of us this acted as a reminder of stuff we’ve picked up previously, though with a bit of additional insights here and there.

We focused our technical/tactical work for the day on serve receive. Both receptions formations/systems and individual skills were looked at.

Two members of the group then did an hour’s worth of a planned session assigned last session. They used the England U18 girls to do so. We’ll all have the opportunity – in pairs – to do the same thing.

The day finished by looking at the England U16s training with an eye toward assessing serve receive based on the technical standards set forth.

See Day 3 here.

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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