Day 2 of the Volleyball England Level 3 coaching course is now in the books.

Today started off with a review of yesterday’s subject matter. I, of course, have already provided you with that in yesterday’s post. 😉

We then shifted into a discussion on the subject of “talent”. A lot of it had to do with the difficulty in identifying talent and the sorts of indicators we can look at (which reminded me of my US collegiate recruiting days). That eventually transitioned into a look at the physical development of children – largely from the perspective of growth. For a lot of us this acted as a reminder of stuff we’ve picked up previously, though with a bit of additional insights here and there.

We focused our technical/tactical work for the day on serve receive. Both receptions formations/systems and individual skills were looked at.

Two members of the group then did an hour’s worth of a planned session assigned last session. They used the England U18 girls to do so. We’ll all have the opportunity – in pairs – to do the same thing.

The day finished by looking at the England U16s training with an eye toward assessing serve receive based on the technical standards set forth.

See Day 3 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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