As of right now this little volleyball coaching blog has reached the 500 post mark. I can’t help but to shake my head at that. What started in the Summer of 2013 as a way for me to share information and insights with volleyball coaches in the South West part of England where I’ve been based the last 2.5 years has turned into a kind of global brand.

The crossed the 100,000 lifetime page view threshold a week ago. That’s nothing compared to the 1,000,000 views Vinny’s gotten at Off the Block, but his site is much more news oriented with higher post volume and a broader audience (and has been around twice as long). The Coaching Volleyball Facebook page has over 300 likes and the Twitter feed @CoachingVB is almost to 500 followers. Literally thousands of coaches come to the site each month, which is pretty cool – and that’s with no major promotional efforts.

What is perhaps even more satisfying is that content from the blog regularly gets used in other places. The AVCA Coaching Volleyball 2.0 digital magazine is probably the most prominent, but there have been a few others, and I’ve had requests to extend things even further than that.

Here are some of the most viewed posts to-date:

I don’t have plans to stop any time soon. If anything, projects like Volleyball Coaching Wizards will probably only serve to give me more to think and write about!

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John Forman
John Forman

John is currently the Talent Strategy Manager (oversees the national teams) and Indoor Performance Director for Volleyball England, as well as Global Director for Volleyball for Nation Academy. His volleyball coaching experience includes all three NCAA divisions, plus Junior College, in the US; university and club teams in the UK; professional coaching in Sweden; and both coaching and club management at the Juniors level. He's also been a visiting coach at national team, professional club, and juniors programs in several countries. Learn more on his bio page.

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