The other day I shared the developing details of my August/September volleyball trip around Europe. In short, I’m organizing stops in England, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and Poland. A big part of the trip will focus on the youth side of things – visiting juniors clubs and youth/junior national team training. I’ll also spend time in the professional ranks, especially in August. I’ve been asked to present at a coaching conference as well.

My plan on this trip is to generate a whole bunch of content.

I plan to record audio and video all throughout the trip, and share what I think you will find interesting, useful, thought-provoking, etc. That could take the form of any of the following:

  • Personal updates and observations
  • Practice and training session video
  • Conversations with coaches
  • Coaching conference presentation(s)
  • Interesting drill/game descriptions where I can’t get video
  • Live events

And anything else that might come up.

If I can’t provide video or audio for some reason (e.g. lack of permission), then I’ll write-up the material, provide diagrams, etc. as a text update, or in conjunction with an audio I record separately.

In terms of live events, there may be opportunities for me to live stream some of what I’m doing. Also, I could potentially do live Q&A type things.

How much content I’m looking to generate

My intention is to post one piece of content for each day I’m on the trip. That doesn’t mean, however, that I expect to post something new every day. Between travel and other schedule elements that’s just not realistic.

What is likely to happen is that I “batch” upload. By that I mean I’ll post several new items in a given day. Given what I said above about keeping the content more oriented toward shorter, more topic-focused pieces, I’d be pushed in this direction anyway.

I’m really excited for all the interesting material I think could potentially come out of this trip.

Here’s the thing…

This is not going to be a cheap trip. Just the flights across the Atlantic and back cost me about $1300. Moving around from place to place in Europe is going to increase that quite a bit, even using airline miles where I can. Then there’s having a roof over my head at night. Oh, and I probably should eat as well. Though I can afford to skip a meal here and there. 🙂

That being the case, I’m looking to defray the costs of a trip a bit by asking for a little something for access to the content I’ll develop, which I’ll put up on the same platform I use for my coaching courses.

There are two ways you can get access.

Option #1: Straight registration

The most direct, simplest way to get access to the material I post from the trip is to register for it. I’m asking for $15. Since I expect to post about 60 pieces of content, it works out to basically $0.25 each. I think that’s quite reasonable.

Click here for more info and to register.

Option #2: Get it as a bonus

The second way is a little more involved, but gives you an opportunity to get even more great content for your money.

If you sign up for one of my courses, I’ll give you access to the trip material as a free bonus.

Alternatively, buy one of the Volleyball Coaching Wizards books or book bundles here, where you get the best prices on the e-book versions. If you want a hard copy, you’ll have to go through Amazon. In that case, contact me for additional details.

Another option is to buy the audio of one of the Volleyball Coaching Wizard interviews (40+ possible options), or one of the interview bundles.

Do any of the three things and you’ll get access to all the trip content as a free bonus.

Sound good?

If you have any questions at all, post them in the comment section below and I’ll get you an answer as soon as possible.

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John Forman
John Forman

John is currently the Volleyball Technical Director for Charleston Academy. His previous experience includes the college and university level in the US and UK, professional coaching in Sweden, and both coaching and club management at the Juniors level. Learn more on his bio page.

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