A Vision Of Volleyball

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In November 2018, I gave a presentation to the Polish School of Physical Education (AWF) in Katowice.  The topic was “Kluczowe ćwiczenia  techniki i taktyki  w treningu zespołu profesjonalnego” or perhaps better “Key techniques and tactics exercises in the training of a professional team”.  As part of the introduction I gave a description of my philosophy or vision of volleyball.

The first five minutes of the video is an edited version of my presentation (i.e. without the Polish translation. Scroll down for the outline of the presentation.  After the presentation is a sample training session, putting into practice the elements that I spoke about.

Key elements of volleyball

Reading – Volleyball is reading

  • How we see situations
  • How we respond technically


  • How we work together

Team – volleyball is the ultimate team game

  • Read – the game the same way
  • Decide – on the same course of action
  • Act – together

How do we prepare this?

  • 6 v 6
  • Coach decides the focus by structure of the game and the scoring system
  • No competition
    • Repetition
    • Repeat errors of organisation
  • Competition
    • Set tasks
    • Bonus points

The total of 82 practical Coaching Tips can be found here and here.

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