Inside IBVCA

Mission

The IBVCA is the unified voice of beach volleyball coaches dedicated to the growth of the sport and the elevation of the coaching profession through cooperative and collaborative partnerships with the sports’ stake holders. 

Values

  • Transparency 
  • Knowledge 
  • Growth 
  • Professionalism 
  • Collaboration 
  • Integrity 
  • Respect 

Goals

  • Work together with Stakeholders to help develop the sport. 
  • Work together with Stakeholders of the sport to help to recognize the role of the Beach Volleyball Coach within the sport. 
  • Work together with Stakeholders of the sport to improve the processes of Beach Volleyball Coaching QUALIFICATIONS AND ACCREDITATION  

Our Leadership

Daniel Wood

President

  • 2015- present: Head Coach for Spain Women National Team
  • 2016 Olympic Head Coach - Spain Women's National Team  
  • 2016- 2017 Head Coach National Team - Austria
  • 2014 Bronze medalist Head Coach National Team Kazakistan - Asian Championship
  • 2013 Silver Medalist Head Coach Spain Women's National team- European Championship 
  • 2013 Bronce Medalist Coach - Germany Men's National Team Medal in World Championships  
  • 2012- 2016  Head Coach Men's National team - Germany
  • 2012 Bronze Medalist Head Coach Women's Spain National Team -  in European Championship 
  • 2009 U19 World Championships Bronze medalist Men's Head Coach - Spain
  • 2007 U23 europena Championship Men's Head Coach - Spain
  • 2007 U21 World Championship Silver Medalist Men's Head Coach - Spain
  • 2007 U18 World Championship Bronze Medalist Men's Head Coach - Spain
  • 2004- 2009 Head Coach Beach volley talent and  High Performance Center for Spain 


Angie Akers

Vice-President

  • University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
  • Federation National Team Coach for The Netherlands (Women) 2015 - present 
  • 2016 Olympic Head Coach - The Netherlands - Meppelink/van Iersel 
  • USA Beach Volleyball National Team Athlete 2009-2012
  • 2009 FIVB Rookie of the Year
  • 2002 AVP Rookie of the Year


Christoph Dieckmann

Treasure Department Chief

  • 41 years old 
  • 2016 Olympic Coach - Swiss Women's National Team
  • Swiss Federation National Team Coach (Women) 2012- present
  • 2012 Olympic Coach - Greece and Germany
  • Greek Federation National Team Head Coach 2010-2012
  • German National Teams Head Coach 2009-2012
  • World Tour Coach since 2009 
  • 2004- 2008 German Beach Olympic Team
  • World Tour Player from 1996-2009 
  • European Champion 2006


Board Members

Victor Anfiloffi

  • 2016- present Technical Director and Head Coach –Beach Volleyball, Volleyball Australia
  • 2013-2016 Performance Manager and Head Coach Talent Development, Netherlands Volleyball Bond, The Hague, Netherlands
  •  2008 - 2012 Head Coach Beach Volleyball - Women, Netherlands Volleyball Bond, The Hague, Netherlands
  • 2012 Olympic Games London
  • 2008 Olympic Games Beijing
  • 2000-2008 Managing Director, Beachvolleyball.com.au Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia
  • 1997-2000 Professional Athlete, Australian Institute of Sport – Beach Volleyball
  • 2013 – Masters of International Sports Management – Cruyff Institute Amsterdam
  • 2013 – Awarded NeVoBo Beach Volleyball Coach Level 5
  • 2016 – Master Coach Course – Netherlands Olympic Committee
  • 1996-2000 World Tour Beach Volleyball Player
  • 1994 – Bachelor of Science Resource and Environmental Management and Analytical Chemistry. (Australian National University)   

Ricardo de Freitas

  • 35 years old
  • 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist - Brazilian National Team
  • 2015 Headh Coach World Champion
  • 2015 Head Coach World Tour Champion
  • 2013-14 CBV Coach of the year 
  • 2013-2014 Head Coach Brazilian National Tour Champion
  • 2012-2013 Head Coach Brazilian National Tour Champion 
  • 2012-2013 CBV Coach of the year
  • 2011 Turkish Champion (1st beach volleyball league)
  • 2008 Brazilian Beach Volleyball Coach National Accreditation (CBV) Level ll
  • 2003- 2004 Assistant Coach World Tour Champion Brazilian National Team
  • 1981-present Botafogo Soccer Fan - FOR LIFE!

Simon Naush

  • 2016 Olympic coach of Czech Republic National Team
  • 2014 Head Coach of 1st Czech Team FIVB Gold medal
  • 2012 Olympic Coach of Czech Republic National Team
  • 2010 Head Coach U23 European Champions
  • 2010- present Worst Haircut Head Coach 
  • 1999- 2009 FIVB Player
  • 2002 Hot dog eating champion
  • 2002  Best limping coach  

Board Members

Vincent Poiroux

  • 57 Years old, bachelor in Engineering
  • 30 year of experience in Industry Management
  • 2017- present France Beach Volleyball National Team Manager
  • 2017 Coach Men's and Women's France National Team
  • 2016 Coach Men's France National Team
  • 2011-2012 U18 and U20 Head Coach France Women's National Team
  • 1994-1996 France National Team Player
  • 1981-1986 Professional Indoor Volleyball Pla

Marcio Sicoli

  • 37 Years Old, Masters in Education - Educational Psychology
  • Pos- Graduate Sports Training
  • 2016 Olympic Bronze Medal Head Coach - USA National Team
  • 2014 AVCA Beach Volleyball National Championship - Pepperdine University
  • 2012 Olympic Gold Medal Head Coach - USA National Team
  • 2012 AVCA Beach Volleyball National Championship - Pepperdine University
  • 2007-present Assistant Beach Volleyball Coach - Pepperdine University
  • 2000- 2004 Olympic Assistant Coach - Brazil Beach Volleyball National Team 
  • 2000 Brazilian Beach Volleyball National Accreditation (CBV) Level II 

Marco Solustri

  • 2017 -present : Head Coach Japan Women's national team  
  • 2016 Olympic Head Coach - Russia Women's National Team
  • 2012 Olympic Head Coach - Russia Women's National Team
  • 2011-2012 Head Coach France Men's National Team
  • 2008 Olympic Head Coach - Austria Men's National Team
  •  2007- 2008 Head Coach Russia National Team
  • 2004 Head Coach Germany National Team 
  • 2000 Olympic Head Coach - Italy Women's National Team
  • 1996 Olympic Head Coach - Italy Men's & Women's National Team