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The Volleyball Coaching Wizards project is about identifying great coaches from all categories of volleyball and making their experience, insights, and expertise available to people all over the world. We interview coaches from across the globe, all age groups, both genders, all competitive levels, indoor and beach. They share with us their philosophies, their thought processes, and their methodologies. We then share that with you.

This is not about drills and games. There are other great places to get that type of material.
Instead, Volleyball Coaching Wizards is about the thinking that surrounds the technical and tactical side of things. It's about letting you see what great volleyball coaches have in common, and where they differ despite all having great success over their career.

There are two main goals of the Wizards project. One is to provide information and inspiration to volleyball coaches everywhere. The other is to help develop a real volleyball coaching literature, one which matches what can be found in other sports.

Who's doing this?
John Forman and Mark Lebedew are the two main movers behind the Volleyball Coaching Wizards project. They do, however, get lots of help from their friends, colleagues, and contacts in the global volleyball community.

John Forman first thought up the Volleyball Coaching Wizards concept. He authors the well-respected Coaching Volleyball blog. John is currently Technical Director for a US club, after transitioning from coaching at an NCAA Division II program in Texas. This follows a stint as head coach of Svedala Volleybollklubb in Sweden’s top women’s league.

Before going to Sweden, John coached university volleyball in the U.K. while earning a PhD at the University of Exeter. During that period, he spent time as a visiting coach with a pair of German Bundeliga teams. He also helped out a bit with the England youth national program.

John previously coached at the NCAA Division I and Junior College levels. During that period, he was also a Juniors club director and coach. He is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). He holds a CAP III certification from USA Volleyball, and is a Volleyball England Level 3 coach.

John is also an oft-published author. He is author of multiple books and dozens of articles. In 2011 he published the book Inside College Volleyball, which focuses on US college recruiting.

Mark Lebedew joins John on the project. Mark is currently coach of the club Aluron Virtu Warta Zawiercie, which plays in the Polish PlusLiga after a couple of seasons at Jastrzebski Wegiel. Before Poland, he coached five seasons coaching Berlin Recycling Volleys. During his tenure they were 3-time German champions. They also were 2015 CEV Champions League bronze medal winners. His previous professional coaching stops include SV Bayer Wuppertal (Germany), VC Pepe Jeans Asse-Lennik (Belgium), Tonno Calippo Vibo Valentia (Italy, assistant coach), and VC Franken (Germany)

At the international level, Mark is the current Men’s National Team head coach for his native Australia. Earlier in his career he was assistant for both Australia and Germany. That means he got to coach in competitions like the Olympics, World League, and World Championships qualification.

Mark is author of the At Home on the Court blog. He holds a German DSB A license and an Australian NCAS Level 2. He has been an FIVB Coaches Instructor since 2009. Mark partnered with his brother and father to publish My Profession: The Game. It is an English translation of the last book from Russian volleyball coaching legend, Vyacheslav Platonov.
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Silver
$2 or more per creation

Interview recordings posted up to twice per month. Each interview is generally in the 90-120 minute range.


PLUS -  25% off coupon on the Volleyball Coaching Wizards e-books 

Gold
$5 or more per creation

Interview recordings posted up to twice per month. Each interview is generally in the 90-120 minute range.


PLUS -  Free copies of all our published e-books 

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$0 of $150 per creation
Once we reach a minimum of $150/interview we will be able to provide a transcript of each audio.
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The Volleyball Coaching Wizards project is about identifying great coaches from all categories of volleyball and making their experience, insights, and expertise available to people all over the world. We interview coaches from across the globe, all age groups, both genders, all competitive levels, indoor and beach. They share with us their philosophies, their thought processes, and their methodologies. We then share that with you.

This is not about drills and games. There are other great places to get that type of material.
Instead, Volleyball Coaching Wizards is about the thinking that surrounds the technical and tactical side of things. It's about letting you see what great volleyball coaches have in common, and where they differ despite all having great success over their career.

There are two main goals of the Wizards project. One is to provide information and inspiration to volleyball coaches everywhere. The other is to help develop a real volleyball coaching literature, one which matches what can be found in other sports.

Who's doing this?
John Forman and Mark Lebedew are the two main movers behind the Volleyball Coaching Wizards project. They do, however, get lots of help from their friends, colleagues, and contacts in the global volleyball community.

John Forman first thought up the Volleyball Coaching Wizards concept. He authors the well-respected Coaching Volleyball blog. John is currently Technical Director for a US club, after transitioning from coaching at an NCAA Division II program in Texas. This follows a stint as head coach of Svedala Volleybollklubb in Sweden’s top women’s league.

Before going to Sweden, John coached university volleyball in the U.K. while earning a PhD at the University of Exeter. During that period, he spent time as a visiting coach with a pair of German Bundeliga teams. He also helped out a bit with the England youth national program.

John previously coached at the NCAA Division I and Junior College levels. During that period, he was also a Juniors club director and coach. He is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). He holds a CAP III certification from USA Volleyball, and is a Volleyball England Level 3 coach.

John is also an oft-published author. He is author of multiple books and dozens of articles. In 2011 he published the book Inside College Volleyball, which focuses on US college recruiting.

Mark Lebedew joins John on the project. Mark is currently coach of the club Aluron Virtu Warta Zawiercie, which plays in the Polish PlusLiga after a couple of seasons at Jastrzebski Wegiel. Before Poland, he coached five seasons coaching Berlin Recycling Volleys. During his tenure they were 3-time German champions. They also were 2015 CEV Champions League bronze medal winners. His previous professional coaching stops include SV Bayer Wuppertal (Germany), VC Pepe Jeans Asse-Lennik (Belgium), Tonno Calippo Vibo Valentia (Italy, assistant coach), and VC Franken (Germany)

At the international level, Mark is the current Men’s National Team head coach for his native Australia. Earlier in his career he was assistant for both Australia and Germany. That means he got to coach in competitions like the Olympics, World League, and World Championships qualification.

Mark is author of the At Home on the Court blog. He holds a German DSB A license and an Australian NCAS Level 2. He has been an FIVB Coaches Instructor since 2009. Mark partnered with his brother and father to publish My Profession: The Game. It is an English translation of the last book from Russian volleyball coaching legend, Vyacheslav Platonov.

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Tiers
Silver
$2 or more per creation

Interview recordings posted up to twice per month. Each interview is generally in the 90-120 minute range.


PLUS -  25% off coupon on the Volleyball Coaching Wizards e-books 

Gold
$5 or more per creation

Interview recordings posted up to twice per month. Each interview is generally in the 90-120 minute range.


PLUS -  Free copies of all our published e-books