On Monday it’s back to the coaching work. First training session of the new term for the Exeter university volleyball teams. That means we get to see how much rust accumulated over the last month and how many pounds of holiday food were put on. 🙂

We also get to find out if there are going to be any additions to the squad for the next leg of the season. Last year we had a couple of Erasmus students come into the women’s program, though no new guys. What will this year bring?

The one thing I know it will bring is a hectic fixture schedule for the next few weeks. The men have something like 9 matches to play (minimum) and the women 3. So far only a handful of them have been actually scheduled. On top of that we have regional league play mixed in.

Everything kicks off with a team meeting I’ll have with the women before Monday’s training to talk about expectations and some of the feedback they provided over the break. Here we go!

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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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