Beach ACE – Coaching in the Box: Scaling Performance Up

  Coaching in the box has already been a main-draw mainstay in the United States in college and on the pro tour. But what is the World Tour missing out on in terms of offering a more competitive experience, not to mention enhancing the spectator experience. Hear from our diverse panel of coaches and athletes on how coaching has changed the game and how what you say in the box counts. Learn the benefits and how you can advocate for the continued professionalization of coaching. Roundtables are one-hour live virtual sessions that bring together various professionals, multi-disciplinary teams, and panelists on a selected topic. They gather around a virtual roundtable to discuss recent changes and to share perspectives from their unique situation or role within supporting beach athletes and the profession of coaching. They are designed for all levels of beach coaches and for interested professionals working in or with beach volleyball. It is hosted by a member moderator and participants can submit questions to the panel. Roundtables are live events and recordings are not available at this time. Each Roundtable is awarded 1 ACE credit. There is no charge for AVCA and IBVCA current members. The registration fee for non-members is $10. For more information on Beach ACE, including how to become a member, click here. SPEAKERS LEWIE LETT (HOST) Olympic and FIVB World Tour Commentator, Beach Coach Team GB Lewie Lett currently works full-time in sport. His roles vary between broadcasting and coaching. Lett is experienced in both areas having commentated on multiple volleyball world championships and world tour events for the sports federation, the FIVB and […]

IBVCA – Video Interviews: Episode 1 – A Conversation with Richard Lambourne

A few days before Christmas we have a real highlight for our followers: a video interview with Richard Lambourne. Lambourne is currently coach of US-Team Crabb/Gibb, but worked with many other american Top-Teams before that. We hope to make more of these video interviews, let us know how you like this one in the comments! […]

Interview with Martin Plessl: Scouting in Beachvolleyball!

In recent years a phenomenon can be observed in beachvolleyball: a crazy amount of cameras and some people with laptops are sitting behind the courts at tournaments and type as fast as if their life depended on it. Martin was one of these Scouts, as these specialists who analyse the tactical aspects of the game, […]

Interview with Alexander Raev: Scouting in Beachvolleyball

Alexander Raev works at the FIVB Tour since 2011. Yet, not even all Coaches know that his job exists. He sits with his laptop behind the court and his fingers move so fast over the keyboard you might think he is the shorthand wizard in a courtroom. Alex is a scout and works for the […]

Interview with Andrea Tomatis

Andrea Tomatis was a beachvolleyball player between 2002 and 2014 before he started coaching. Andrea worked with the male Czech Beachvolleyball Team (Perusic/Schweiner among others) but also coached womens team Kvapilova/Kolocova . So in this interview IBVCA asekd him about similarities and differences in coaching men and women.

Interview with Lenka Hajeckova

Lenka is one of the few female coaches on the FIVB tour. A former player herself, she made the transition to coaching when Kristina Kolocova asked her for help. Now she is responsible for the development of Dubocvoa/Strbova. Read in her interview what she thinks about female coaches on the FIVB tour.

Interview with Helke Claasen

Helke Claasen had some success as a player (WC 5th, ECH 5th) before she started as a coach. She was part of the coaches team around Ludwig/Walkenhorst and is one of the very few female beachvolleyball coaches. Read more about here thoughts in our interview.