Last week when I was interviewing Mark Lebedew for the Volleyball Coaching Wizards project I asked him what his advice would be for relatively new coaches. Mark is an FIVB coaching instructor, so he’s done his fair share of working with developing volleyball coaches. His response was, “Question everything.” That includes all the stuff he said himself in the interview. 🙂

When Mark said that, I immediately thought of Mike Hebert’s book Thinking Volleyball. Mike too offers the advice that coaches should always be ready to challenge what they are seeing or hearing from an educational perspective as it relates to their own situation, even when it comes from the so-called experts.

You won’t be getting any arguments from me!

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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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