Coaching as a Continuation of Playing
A lot of people have probably never heard of him, but Canadian Garth Pischke has become one of the winningest colleges coaches of all time during his 30+ year tenure leading the University of Manitoba men’s program. This is after being one of Canada’s best national team players.
His resume includes:
- More victories in men’s college volleyball than even the legendary Al Scates (more than 1300)
- 26 trips to the CIS National Championships, winning 9 golds, 9 silver, and 5 bronze medals
- Head Coach of the Canadian National Men’s Volleyball Team from 1996-2000 and guided them from 21st in world rankings to 10th.
- Selected to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Volleyball Hall of Fame.
Here’s some of what Garth discusses in his interview:
– The structure of Canadian volleyball
– The importance of being honest
– Shifting from having a player’s mentality to a coach’s mentality
– Training philosophy
– The use of visualization
– Parenthood and coaching
Play this excerpt for a taste of the sort of insights and ideas you’ll get from the full interview:
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