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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