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 Stelio DeRocco

Pro and National Team Player to Pro and National Team Coach

Similar to Vital Heynen, Canadian Stelio DeRocco became a coach following a career playing volleyball professionally in Italy and for Canada. He has gone on to have a career at both the club and international coaching levels and has as a coach mentor.

His resume includes:

  • Coached the Australian National Team during the 2000 Olympic cycle.
  • Coached the Canadian National Team from 2001 to 2006, which includes coaching in the 2003 World Cup
  • Won 2 Euro Cups with Montichiari (Italy)
  • Won 2 leagues and 3 cups with Constanta (Romania)
  • Won 4 cup titles coaching in Dubai

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

– Transitioning from player to coach

– The importance of being consistent as a coach

– Developing a team philosophy and approach

– Training focus over the course of a season

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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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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 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