Success at the FIVB Level 3 Coaches Course
16th August 2011
The FIVB Level 3 Coaches course came to a close on Sunday with all 11 of the candidates achieving Level 3 status. The coaches travelled from Trinidad, Spain and around England to attend the week long course under the tuition of Dr Miloslav Ejem and Mr Tony Westman.
Over the course, the candidates covered a wide range of topics to develop their skills, primarily focussing around working with teams at a National level. As well as the theoretical sessions the coaches worked with the England Men's Development squad; delivering drills, analysing their performance and carrying out some fitness testing.
Away from the formalities of the course, the week also gave the coaches a chance to share their ideas and experiences and discuss the development of Volleyball around the world. Carol Gordon, Head Coach of the England Cadet Boys Team, said "For me, the exchange of ideas was the most important aspect of the course, it gave me a chance to enhance my own coaching philosophy and I hope to apply some of this in the future. "
The candidates also attended the Visa FIVB Beach Volleyball International in London to get a flavour of what the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be like and were lucky enough to see both GB Pairs win to book themselves a place in the quarter finals.