Beach ACE – ROUNDTABLE

The Panel

KÅRE MOL OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL COACH – NORWAY MEN

Kåre Mol has been coaching volleyball and beach volleyball for more than 30 years. He is a four-time Olympic coach for Norway (1996, 2004, 2008 and 2020). Kåre has coached Mol-Sørum from the youth level to a world leading beach team. The pair has won 120 out of the last 130 games with 22 international tournament wins, including Olympic gold and four European championships.

Kåre is passionate about making the sport better and more accessible for children. He is also committed to coaching excellence with high-performance athletes.


ANGIE AKERS OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL COACH – USA WOMEN

Angie Akers is currently the Head Coach for Team USA Olympic Gold Medal winning team of April Ross and Alix Klineman. Before joining the team of Ross-Klineman in 2020, Angie was a Federation Coach for the Netherlands from 2015-2020. She coached Madelein Meppelink and Marleen van Iersel at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Before her coaching career, she competed professionally on the AVP Tour from 2002-2013 and on the FIVB Tour from 2009-2012. Angie graduated from the University of Notre Dame where she played indoor volleyball.


VICTOR ANFILOFF MODERATOR

Victor Anfiloff is currently the Head of Education with the International Beach Volleyball Coaches Association (IBVCA). He is a three-time Olympic coach for the Netherlands (2008, 2012 and 2020). Victor was also the Talent Coach for the Netherlands for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Victor is an advocate for developing educational opportunities and professional sustainability for beach coaches globally.