Archives April 2020

Interview with Martin Olejnak about the Beach Volleyball Program in Germany

Martin Olejnak is a longtime FIVB Coach. After a coaching Schwaiger/Schwaiger for almost a decade Martin worked for the Polish National Team and is now Head Coach in Hamburg for the German National Team program. In this interview he describes his view on national federation programs in general and the system in germany in particular.

Interview with Sebastian Beck about the Swiss National Federation Program

Sebastian Beck is working as Headcoach Women for SWISS volley, aiming at winning medals in international competitions with his national beachvolleyball program. In this interview he talks about the SWISS beachvolleyball program.

Interview with Marcio Sicoli on


The guys from just published a story about Marcio Sicoli. You can read it here: You’ll also find links to a Sandcast-episode and a Youtube-clip with Trevis Mewhirter and Tri Bourne interviewing Marcio.


The Polish Beachvolleyball System – Interview with Spiros Karachalios

Spiros Karachalios works with the Polish National Teams in a centralized system. IBVCA has conducted a series of interviews with coaches that work in such systems compared to more individual approaches that were favored until 2016 by many teams. Read here what Spiros has to say about the advantages and disadvantages of centralized systems in general and the situation in Poland.

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