Final names confirmed for coaching conference 2015
29th May 2015
The final presenter for Volleyball England’s Annual Coaching Conference, ‘Building a Team’ is now confirmed. Audrey Cooper, Technical and Talent Director at Volleyball England and former coach of the women’s GB team at London 2012 with experience of more than 150 international matches, is the final addition to the line-up.
Taking place at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering on Sunday 7 June, the one-day event is aimed at coaches from across the spectrum – from new level one coaches to those who have been practicing for more years than they can remember.
Audrey joins one of the country’s leading coaches, Keith Trenam, in giving a one-hour volleyball masterclass. During their practical sessions, Audrey and Keith will cover block defence systems & structure and transition hitting.
Audrey said: “I am delighted to be delivering a session that I think will complement Keith’s transition hitting and one that will give coaches a good insight into how teams can set up their block/defence structure/system against different attack zones. We have a fantastic team of presenters this year who will take our coaches through many of the key steps in how to build a team and provide them with lots of ideas to take into the season.
“We also have a bonus session this year with two top volleyball coaches joining us for a Q&A. Mark Lebedew from the German professional league and Sue Gozansky from the US will be sharing their coaching philosophies and insights into what makes a successful team – from both the professional and amateur game.”
The final two other workshops are being run by Simon Worsnop, Rugby Football Union Sports Science Advisor, and Gary Hutt and Dave Hembrough, leading strength & conditioning coaches with Volleyball England. Simon will be sharing his top tips for planning with insights from the world of Rugby Union. Gary and Dave have been working with Volleyball England’s national teams on strength and conditioning for volleyball and will be delivering an on-court session to show how training can cover speed and agility, robustness, effective warm-ups and elements of testing.
There are now a handful of spaces left at the conference.