As I wrote about previously, I presented at the 2019 AVCA Convention. It was a talk based on material from the book Volleyball Coaching Wizards – Wizard Wisdom. That’s the second book developed from the Wizards project. Here are the topics I covered.

  • Leaving your inner player behind
  • The importance of being consistent
  • Building team chemistry
  • Knowing what’s important in the moment
  • The psychology of practice
  • Coaching to the performance

Below is a recording I made while preparing for the AVCA presentation. It’s not totally identical because I never do a presentation exactly the same twice. It’s the same content, though.

If you’d like to download the audio for the presentation, along with the slides, you can request them here.


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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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