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:
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