Volleyball Coaching Wizard Mark Lebedew

From the Professional Coaching Trenches

Australian Mark Lebedew currently coaches in Poland 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 Australia in World Championships, Olympic Qualifications, Volleyball Nations League, and Asian Championships
  • 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

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

Mark’s interview is included in the The Volleyball Nations League 2019 Bundle with Giovanni Guidetti, Vital Heynen, and Glenn Hoag.

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 (fellow Wizard Jefferson Williams was a Junior National teammate). 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

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

Get access to Stelio’s interview now for just a $4.99 contribution to the Volleyball Coaching Wizards project.

You can also get Stelio’s interview as part of The Champions League Coaches Bundle 2018-19 with Giovanni Guidetti, Vital Heynen, and Glenn Hoag.

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:

  • 2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Silver Medal as Head Coach of the Turkish Women’s National Team
  • 2016 Olympic Semifinalist as Head Coach of the Dutch Women’s National Team
  • Former Head Coach for both Germany and Bulgaria.
  • Mulitple CEV Champions League gold medals and FIVB Club World Championships 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

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

Get access to Giovanni’s interview now for just a $4.99 contribution to the Volleyball Coaching Wizards project.

You can also get Giovanni’s interview as part of the following bundles:

Additionally, Giovanni’s interview is featured in the first Volleyball Coaching Wizards book.