The popularity and quality of volleyball in the UK is still far behind that of mainland Europe, but the future looks very optimistic. One factor in its development is the Head Coach of IBB Polonia London, Piotr Graban. A person with a number of years of top level European experience, isn’t keeping it all too himself! He has decided to reach out to volleyball coaches and PE teachers to provide them everything on a plate to help them build their own clubs. He has developed a course that to date has never been available in the UK for development of coaches led by such a qualified person.
Piotr Graban was asked as to why he is so keen to develop the sport in the UK.
– Why am I doing this? I want to help improve the level of the sport in the country. There is a lot of potential and despite the lack of popularity compared to Europe; it can certainly close the gap. Of course this won’t happen in a single year, more like three or four. In my opinion, the best way to achieve this is through professional development of existing coaches and PE staff. As a result, the level of the sport would improve.
As Graban said, England can start to make stead improvement to its level of engagement in the sport. Until now, nobody has been prepared to help improve the level of the sport. He would like to use his experience to push the sport forward in this country. As a result an opportunity has been created to share his knowledge.
– I can see lots of enthusiastic coaches who would like to improve their skill set. I want to help them by showing them the way. The problem is that books and Youtube videos aren’t enough and I haven’t yet met here too many coaches with European standards of coaching. My aim is to coach a group of people who could go on to work at a higher standard. – added Piotr Graban. – I strongly believe that through our combined efforts, volleyball can be developed in England. The future of the sport lies in the hands of the current and future coaches.
The course will take place on 16th April 2017 at UEL Sportsdock (E16 2RD). It will be a four hour event and will be split into two parts: theory and practical. The information will be of the highest level. In the pre-sale, which lasts until 26th March tickets will be discounted. The organiser is also providing a large number of bonuses for the participants. Details about the tickets are available on https://volleyballcourse.eventbrite.co.uk/. There will also be more information on the Facebook page.