I’ve survived three days of the Volleyball England Level 3 coaching course – and mostly with my self-esteem intact. Today we actually got out on the court a bit to run through a planned training session. It’s been a long time since I actually played, but I was surprisingly not horrible passing serve. Even got some praise on my platform from one of the other coaches – though with the additional suggestion I need to work on my footspeed. 🙂

The day started by returning to the subject of youth development. This time the focus was on the psychological side. It was a good discussion, especially in regards to ego-driven versus developmentally-driven personalities.

From there we moved on to looking at setting and offensive systems. At two different points along the way we spent time watching the England U16 and U18 girls, and U17 boys in action during training.

Two more days to go.

See Day 4 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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