Level 3 volleyball coaches course – 2015

Volleyball England is delighted to announce that they are running the four-day Level 3 Coaching Course in Kettering during April 2015. The course will be split over two weekends, 11 & 12 April will be held at the Kettering Buccleuch Academy and  25 & 26 April will be held at the National Volleyball Centre. The course is a must for all coaches who are coaching competitive teams and want more technical and tactical understanding of the modern top level game.

One of the confirmed tutors is Craig Handford, who has previously delivered Level 3 courses. Audrey Cooper, Volleyball England’s Director of Technical and Talent said: ‘’Craig is an experienced volleyball coach and tutor.  His coaching experiences include junior and senior level clubs as well as the England senior women’s national team. Craig was responsible for the creation and leadership of the England women’s development programme which was based at Loughborough from 1997-2003.  It is a privilege to have Craig lead our Level 3 coaching course and to share his knowledge and lessons learned in developing teams at the top of the club and talent pathway.’’ 

Craig Handford commented: ‘’I am looking forward to tutoring what is Volleyball England’s flagship course. Coaches will come away with a deeper understanding of the technical and tactical components of the game in addition to planning and managing their team’s performance over a season. They will also understand the importance of developing their own coaching philosophy, which is critical in a coach’s development at a higher level.’’ More guest tutors and deliverers will be confirmed over time as we look forward to hosting the course alongside the Super 8’s competition in Kettering. In order to be eligible for the course each candidate must have held a Level 2 award for a minimum of one year and must be a registered coach of Volleyball England.

Among a wide variety of subjects the syllabus will include:

  • Training the setter
  • Match preparation and scouting
  • Building the side-out offence philosophy, rhythm and timing
  • Planning for the season
  • Transition play: block defence to attack

For more information please visit the Volleyball England Level 3 course page.

For help with funding please contact our Membership and Funding Officer via email:  i.poynton@volleyballengland.org or call: 01509 227711

For any other enquiries about this course please get in touch with Roman Neveykin, Workforce Officer via email r.neveykin@volleyballengland.org or call: 01509 227730