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.

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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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