This is an entry in my volleyball coaching log for 2015-16.
Well, I’m now less than a week away from being in Sweden for my initial visit. That means my focus is on the upcoming move – packing and otherwise preparing. I was also busy traveling to and from an academic conference in Glasgow, which kept me occupied for the better part of three solid days. I did do a couple of coaching-related things the past week, however.
As I mentioned in last week’s update that I would be doing, I had a conversation with the second of our American signings – the middle, Chelsey Bettinson. As with the others, it was mainly a start at getting to know each other. She inquired as to my preferred blocking scheme. She did a lot of swing blocking at Washington State. I told her I haven’t made any decisions yet as I need to get a look at the team and players to see what I think will end up working best. It’s basically the same thing I said to Camryn when she asked me what my plan was for the offense. I don’t tend to have one system I try to play to, but instead look to try to maximize what the squad has to offer.
The other thing I continued to do was player evaluations. We’re still looking to fill the third foreigner slot with an outside hitter. The Sports Director for Svedala sent me a number of players to look at to that end.
In my next entry I’ll be able to give you some initial impressions. I’ll arrive in Sweden on Thursday!
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