Volleyball Coaching Wizard Anders Kristiansson

Mentor to other Coaching Wizards

Anders Kristiansson is a legend in his native Sweden, and has done pretty well for himself in other places as well. He was mentioned by fellow Wizards Ismo Peltoarvo and Jefferson Williams at influential in their own development. He’s also often referred to on The Net Live show as host Kevin Barnett’s coach when he played in Belgium.

His resume includes:

  • 26 combined men’s and women’s championships in Sweden
  • 15 titles in Belgium and 3 more in Greece.
  • 4 CEV Champions League Final 4s, with two trips to the finals
  • Coached the Swedish National Team to silver at the 1989 European Championships, the nation’s best ever performance at a major international tournament.
  • Currently coaching in Japan

Here’s some of what Anders discusses in his interview:

– Improving volleyball for fans

– Understanding good technique

– Coaching in Japan

– Thinking about the psychological aspect of technical development

– Working on team cohesion

– Adapting to different cultures

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Volleyball Coaching Wizard Jan De Brandt

Men’s Coach Makes the Move to the Women’s Game

Belgian Jan De Brandt is another Wizard who followed a career playing volleyball for club and country with a transition to into coaching. After several years coaching in the men’s game, he made the switch to coaching women and never looked back.

His resume includes:

  • Coach of the Hungarian Women’s National Team, former coach of the Belgian National Team
  • Has coached professionally in Belgium, Italy, Turkey, Spain, Azerbaijan, and Germany
  • Winner of the European Volleyball League
  • CEV Champions League Silver Medal
  • CEV Cup Bronze Medal
  • 2 league championships, 1 cup, and 1 Super Cup in Turkey

Here’s some of what Jan discusses in his interview:

– His philosophy of practice organization

– Coaching men vs. coaching women

– Making coaching more than just volleyball

– Coaching across cultures

– Managing the non-starters

– Building a coaching staff

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Volleyball Coaching Wizard Vital Heynen

Professional Player to National Team Coach

Belgian Vital Heynen became a coach after a distinguished career playing volleyball for club and country. His experience as a player has strongly influenced his coaching philosophy, though perhaps not in the way you might think. This is something he talks about in his interview.

His resume includes:

  • Bronze Medal coaching Germany in the 2014 World Championships
  • 4 league titles, 5 Cups, and 4 Super Cups in the Belgian league.
  • 2 CEV Cup medals
  • Additional professional coaching experience in Poland and Turkey

Here’s some of what Vital share discusses in his interview:

– Managing cultural diversity in a team

– His philosophy of training

– Putting together a coaching staff

– Developing the concept of team

– Expectations and playing time

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Mark Lebedew’s volleyball coaching interview

Insights from the professional volleyball coaching trenches!

Mark Lebedew coaching– 3-Time German Champion

– 2015 CEV Champions League Bronze Medal

– Former Australian national team head coach

– FIVB coaching education instructor

– Author of the At Home on the Court blog

At the international level Mark has coached in the Olympics, the World League, and World Championship qualifications. Professionally he’s coached teams in Italy, Poland, Germany, and Belgium.

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Nominees from the U.K., and beyond

Here are some suggestions of Wizard coaches from the U.K.

Jeff Williams (Malory Eagles)
Keith Trenam (Sheffield)
Audrey Cooper (VE/ Northumbria)
Craig Faill (Scottish Women’s Nation Team)
Thomas Dowens (Scottish Junior Men)
Harry Brooking (GB Coach & Sousse Tunisia)

And a few from beyond:

Joel Banks (Belguim Juniors)
John Speraw (USA)
Julio Velasco (Argentina)
Vladimir Alekno (Russia)
Hugh McHutcheon (USA)
Vital Heynan (Germany)
Ze Roberto Guimaraes (Brasil)
Bernardo Rezende (Brasil)
Lang Ping (China)
Guidetti (Vakifbank)
Glenn Hoag (Canada)

A bunch of international nominees

Carlos Prata, assistant coach with the Portuguese national team, offered up a list Volleyball Coaching Wizard nominees. It includes:

  • Paulo Cunha (Portugal)
  • Silvano Prandi, Flavio Gulinelli (Italy)
  • Gido Vermeullen, Joop Alberda (Netherlands)
  • Julio Velasco (Argentina)
  • Ricardo Maldonado (Argentina)
  • Pierre Laborie, Eric Daniel (France)
  • Vitel Heynen, Dominique Baeyens, Jan DeBrandt (Belgium)
  • Bernardindho, José Roberto Guimarães (Brazil)
  • Arie Selinger, Bill Neville, Doug Beal, Marv Dunphy, Karch Kiraly, Hugh McCutcheon