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

Play this excerpt for a taste of the sort of insights and ideas you’ll get from the full interview:

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Volleyball Coaching Wizard Ismo Peltoarvo

Continuing a Tradition in Swedish Volleyball

Ismo Peltoarvo is one of the most successful coaches in his native Sweden. He has followed in the footsteps of one of his coaching mentors and fellow Wizard, Anders Kristiansson. He is currently in charge of the country’s national training center.

His resume includes:

  • Over 20 domestic and international titles coaching in Sweden
  • Swedish Women’s National Team Head Coach
  • Swedish Junior Women’s National Team Head Coach
  • World School Championships Bronze Medals

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

– Avoiding culture or clique splits in the team
– Planning the annual training cycle
– Managing playing time
– The structure and psychology of Swedish volleyball
– Structuring training over the week

Play this excerpt for a taste of the sort of insights and ideas you’ll get from the full interview:

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Put a pin in the Wizards map for Sweden

The first nomination of a Volleyball Coaching Wizard from Sweden came in today in the form of Ismo Peltoarvo. The nomination submission said of Peltoarvo:

He has had astounding success wherever he has been. Has won 3 national championships with every club he has decided to coach. Has stayed mostly in Sweden because of family considerations. Could have been acknowledged as one of the greats if he had ventured outside

You can learn more about Peltoarvo at his website. I count a total of 22 titles and championships on his resume dating back to 1983 with a combination of both men’s and women’s teams. That’s impressive no matter where you do it!