Volleyball Coaching Wizards – Wizard Women

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Six master volleyball coaching women with experience covering different levels, across multiple countries, and with varied backgrounds share their stories on the road to success.

Featuring interviews with:

Erin Appleman – A US college coach at Yale, where she led her program to the first ever Ivy League team win in the NCAA tournament.

Audrey Cooper – A Scot who lead Team GB in the 2012 Olympics and has coached both professional and non-professional adult club teams.

Denise Corlett – A career US assistant coach at Stanford, where she contributed to multiple national championships.

Ann Schilling – A US high school and juniors coach with an incredible record of success.

Saskia Van Hintum – A Dutch coach who’s worked across the levels from juniors to pro and national team indoors, and at the national team level on the beach.

Shannon Winzer – A Canadian who started at the adult club level and progressed to national team coaching.

These interviews were done by a woman coach with women in coaching in mind. As with the original book, Wizard Women covers an array of topics

Take your volleyball coaching to the next level with insights from those who are already at where you want to be!

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What is Volleyball Coaching Wizards?

The Volleyball Coaching Wizards project is about identifying great coaches from all categories of volleyball and making their experience, insights, and expertise available to people all over the world. We interview coaches from across the globe, all age groups, both genders, all competitive levels, indoor and beach. They share with us their philosophies, their thought processes, and their methodologies. We then share that with you.

This is not about drills and games. There are other great places to get that type of material.

Instead, Volleyball Coaching Wizards is about the thinking that surrounds the technical and tactical side of things. It’s about letting you see what great volleyball coaches have in common, and where they differ despite all having great success over their career.

There are two main goals of the Wizards project. One is to provide both information and inspiration to volleyball coaches everywhere. The other is to help develop a real volleyball coaching literature, one which matches what can be found in other sports.

Who is behind Wizard Women?

As is true of the Wizards, the two individuals behind the project have a wide volleyball coaching experience.

Lauren Bertolacci is currently the head coach for the Swiss professional women’s team Viteos NUC Volleyball, as well as being the head coach for the Swiss Women’s National Team. At NUC her teams have won three straight league championships and three straight Cup titles, and have competed in CEV competition as well.

Before NUC, she was the head coach for the Volley Luzern men’s team. Prior to taking charge of Switzerland she assisted with the national teams of both Canada and her native Australia. Lauren’s coaching career follows a professional playing career, as well as national team experience.

John Forman

John Forman co-founded the Wizards project and is the author of the Coaching Volleyball blog. His experience as a coach includes Juniors and high school, college and university in the US and U.K. He also coached professionally in Sweden. Further, he founded and ran the largest juniors club in his native Rhode Island.

John is the author of multiple books and dozens of articles. He also published the book Inside College Volleyball, which is about US college recruiting. John earned a PhD from the University of Exeter. He holds a CAP III certification from USA Volleyball and is a Level 3 coach for Volleyball England. He is also a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

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