Volleyball Coaching Wizard Vital Heynen

Professional Player to National Team Coach

Belgian Vital Heynen became a coach after a distinguished career playing volleyball for club and country. His experience as a player has strongly influenced his coaching philosophy, though perhaps not in the way you might think. This is something he talks about in his interview.

His resume includes:

  • Gold Medal coaching Poland in the 2018 World Championships, Bronze at 2019 Volleyball Nations League
  • Bronze Medal coaching Germany in the 2014 World Championships
  • 4 league titles, 5 Cups, and 4 Super Cups in the Belgian league.
  • 2 CEV Cup medals
  • Additional professional coaching experience in Poland and Turkey

Here’s some of what Vital share discusses in his interview:

– Managing cultural diversity in a team
– His philosophy of training
– Putting together a coaching staff
– Developing the concept of team
– Expectations and playing time

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

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