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, are called. Read in his interview what his job is about and how it helps coaches and players to develop better strategies to beat their opponents.CONTINUE READING
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 russian federation in Beachvolleyball. Learn more about his job in this interview.CONTINUE READING
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.CONTINUE READING
Read here an article about HIIT-trainings by David Jones who is currently working with the National Beachvolleyball Program in The Netherlands.
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.CONTINUE ReadING
We asked our member coaches to give us a quick glimpse, if and how practices can be conducted in their countries. These were the questions: Are you back to practice? Are there any restrictions for the practice? Are amateur players allowed to practise and play as well? Read the answers here…CONTINUE READING
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.CONTINUE READING
In the recent months FIVB had some nice features about beachvolleyball coaches. Here a new one about Kirk Pitman: https://www.fivb.com/en/about/news/team-of-the-week-coach-pitman-my?id=90788
Victor was succesfully coaching women and men in Netherlands and Australia with a couple of podiums and even a World Championship Gold Medal under his belt. Since 2019 he is Head Coach for the men’s side of the national team program. In this interview he speaks about the National Federation Program in the Netherlands.
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.CONTINUE READING