Volleyball Coaching Wizard Axel Büring

A Rare Club Lifer in the Professional Coaching Ranks

German Axel Büring has had a career of the sort you don’t often see anymore in professional sports. He spent more than 30 years coaching with just one club – the one in his home town where he started in volleyball as a player.

Her resume includes:

  • Started coaching at age 16
  • Coached over 20 years with USC Munster in Germany
  • Won 4 leagues, 5 cups, and a European Cup
  • Coached a world Top-20 ranked German beach team

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

– Having a staff that is honest with you

– Changing training philosophy over the season

– Developing the team concept and team building

– Coaching in practice vs coaching in matches

– Working with both indoor and beach players

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Volleyball Coaching Wizard Mark Lebedew

From the Professional Coaching Trenches

Australian Mark Lebedew currently coaches in Poland for Jastrzębski Węgiel after a successful five years in Germany leading the Berlin Recycling Volleys club to new heights. He is also the author of the At Home on the Court blog.

His resume includes:

  • Coaching in the Olympics, the World League, and World Championship qualifications
  • Winning the German championship 3 times in a row
  • A CEV Champions League bronze medal
  • Experience coaching in Italy, Poland, Germany, and Belgium
  • Teaching around the world as an FIVB Coaching instructor

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

– His philosophy on training

– How he prepares a team for a match

– The life of a professional volleyball coach

– How he uses video and statistics

– His philosophy on goal setting

– Advice for developing coaches

 

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Volleyball Coaching Wizard Giovanni Guidetti

Italian Eloquence

Italian Giovanni Guidetti, who currently coaches professionally in Turkey and internationally for the Netherlands, has probably made most of his reputation since leaving his native country. He’s done so at both the club and international level. Though English is obviously not his first language, he speaks quite eloquently on the subject of coaching.

His resume includes:

  • Head Coach of the Dutch Women’s National Team
  • Former Head Coach for both Germany and Bulgaria.
  • 2 CEV Champions League gold medals and an FIVB Club World Championship Gold coaching at the professional club level.
  • Twice named Coach of the Year in his native Italy

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

– The need for a coach to be true to themselves

– Being a teacher and a competitor

– Training philosophy

– Developing the concept of team

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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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A quartet of new Juniors and High School nominations

We had a handful of additional nominations in the Juniors and High School categories on Tuesday, with some expansion of the coverage of boys’ volleyball. As as been the pattern, they have mostly been from the USA, but we did get another recommendation from the German coaching ranks.

Come on folks! Let’s get some more youth coach nominations from the great wide world.

Günther Krispin is one of the most prolific coaches in Northern Germany, having worked with different clubs over the course of the years he always developed well rounded solid volleyball players, who were technically and tactically skilled to compete at a high level.
Günther coached the women’s youth national team (1976-81), the selection team of the state of Schleswig-Holstein, he worked for the federation in coaches clinics, co-authored a volleyball handbook and much more. There are tons of wisdom to be earned from this retired teacher.

Kevin Jones has coached at the College level and at the Club level for Tidewater Volleyball, Seven Cities, and Coastal. He is the best Setters Coach on the east coast having developed Curtis Stallings at Long Beach State and also has put multiple club players into college at all levels. He is able to analysis a players strengths and weakness’s and get the most out of the players athletic talent. He has also taken multiple teams to the Open Competition at nationals and has served as an assistant coach in the Boys HP pipeline.

Will Hall has been a coach in the Wisconsin high school and club community for quite some time now. In a community where the sport of volleyball is not overly popular and competitive in Wisconsin, Will has finished in the top 5 at Junior Nationals 5 times (at least, it may be more) in the Open Division with West Allis Lightning, including the 2010 Junior Nationals Boys 16 Open champions. He is well respected not only within Wisconsin, but nationwide. College coaches such as Marv Dunphy, Ken Shibuya, and Brad Keller turn to Will for his opinion on high school players not only within his own program, but also kids from all over the Midwest. Club coaches throughout the country also respect his opinion and have asked him to come work at camps in a number of different regions of the country. He is a very good teacher of the game and has sent numerous players on to college programs (at least 8).

Eric Maxwell started the Boys program at Southern Regional High School in Manahwkin, NJ at a time when no other school in the southern 2/3s of NJ had a boys team, and there were virtually no girls HS teams either. He had a “major” coaching issue, youtube video style, and dealt with it in a humbling yet profound way. His teams have done extremely well, but, for me, it is more about the way the kids keep on playing once they have left HS. He coaches both the boys and the girls now at the HS.