From The First Chair Podcast
Episode 36 - Lessons on Sideout Offense with 5-Time Olympian Andrea Giani

Episode 36 - Lessons on Sideout Offense with 5-Time Olympian Andrea Giani

June 13, 2019
In this episode, Frank & Thierry welcome Team Germany's Head Coach Andrea Giani to discuss his legendary career,  transitioning from middle blocker to wing spiker, sideout offense and much more. 
 
(1:33) - Please share any volleyball resources you like on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @FTFCpodcast or via email ftfc@maverickvolleyball.ca
 
(2:51) - Andrea's bio
 
(6:36) - According to John Barrett, why is Andrea's character such an integral part to his success as an athlete and a coach?
 
(8:18) - How did Andrea successfully transition from middle blocker to left side at the highest level?
 
(12:19) - Did Andrea prefer playing middle blocker or left side?
 
(13:39) - Does coach Giani believe it would still be possible to switch position at the international level today given the more specialized nature of the game?
 
(14:52) - Why was Andrea so effective at siding out as a wing spiker?
 
(19:57) - What kind of goals in regards to sideout does coach Giani set for his team?
Germany-Serbia Match Statistics (coach Giani's spreadsheet)
Germany-Serbia Sideout Efficiency (coach Giani's spreadsheet)
 
(23:30) - Why is coach Giani concerned with overall sideout efficiency compared to first ball sideout percentage on good receptions?
 
(24:23) - How can Team Germany close the gap between overall sideout efficiency and first ball sideout percentage?
 
(26:45) - What is the desired first ball sideout percentage according to coach Giani?
 
(28:25) - Is the sideout efficiency usually higher receiving float serves or spin serves?
 
(30:20) - How do the sideout statistics influence Andrea to develop his offensive system and individual objectives?
 
(34:28) - Does coach Giani share these numbers with his athletes?
 
(36:40) - With the VNL format, is there time to make adjustments between matches?
 
(38:03) - What are specific technical points coach looks for when receiving float serves?
 
(40:40) - How does Andrea manage momentum in games within the sideout offense context, and more specifically in regards to problematic rotations?
 
(43:30) - Why does coach Giani deeply value responsability and accountability of each player on the court?
 
(51:30) - What topics are discussed with the setter when preparing a game plan for a match?
 
(55:10) - How does coach Giani train serve receive, setter decision making and transition offense in practice?
 
(59:11) - What challenges will Team Canada present to Team Germany tonight in regards to sideout?
Episode 35 - Lessons from Growing Volleyball Here and Abroad with Glenn Hoag

Episode 35 - Lessons from Growing Volleyball Here and Abroad with Glenn Hoag

June 11, 2019
In this episode, Frank & Thierry welcome Men's National Team Head Coach Glenn Hoag to discuss his illustrious career, building a successful program, the secrets to better planning, analyzing the game and much more. 
 
(1:10) - Glenn's bio
 
(2:11) - What was Glenn's favorite moment as an athlete?
 
(4:27) - What is coach Hoag's most memorable moment as a professional coach?
 
(5:40) - Where did coach Hoag's trust come from to take the risk of subbing in Gino Brousseau who had not set all year in a critical pro playoff match?
 
(7:33) - What is Glenn's proudest moment as Head Coach of Team Canada?
 
(12:45) - Why is Glenn Hoag a great program builder?
 
(17:57) - What does coach Hoag look for when recruiting individuals (i.e.: coaches, trainers, etc.) to help him build a program?
 
(19:40) - Why is it important for the national program to have as many athletes playing professional overseas as possible?
 
(22:00) - Why are measures so critical to the success of a program?
 
(25:30) - Is load management as trendy with professional volleyball as it is with North American pro sports presently?
 
(27:38) - Where do you see the team's position now compared to our position with the Rio process in regards to qualifying for the Games?
 
(29:45) - At the very beginning of building a program, what are important factors coach Hoag's look for in order to select athletes during a selection camp?
 
(31:30) - How did Glenn Hoag become so good at planning and periodization?
 
(35:28) - How much time should a coach invest in planning?
 
(37:55) - How does coach Hoag produce his player profiles?
 
(38:50) - What does Glenn do in regards to jump count and load management?
 
(43:10) - How does coach Hoag plan for the difficult schedule that is the Volleyball Nations League (VNL)?
 
(48:10) - Comment est-ce que l'objectif ultime de se qualifier pour les Jeux olympiques affecte la planification durant la VNL et comment ça s'intègre dans un cycle de quatre ans? / How does the ultimate objective of qualifying for the Olympic Games impact VNL planning and how does that affect a quadrennial plan?
 
(52:52) - What does coach Hoag look at on a stat sheet such as the P2 report or a specific one produced by the team scoutman?
 
(56:35) - Is there a debrief in regards to statistics after every match with the team?
 
(58:35) - Which stats are Glenn looking at during a match?
 
(59:55) - Since the club setting presents big time constraints on volunteer coaches, should the priority be on statistics and game analysis or planning and periodization?
 
(62:15) - What can we expect from the CAN vs AUS match tonight?
 
(64:20) - When the time comes to select 14 athletes for the Olympic qualification tournament, how much will the VNL stats versus practice performances be considered to make the final decision?
Episode 34 (EN) - Coaching Internationally, the Value of a Full-Time Training Centre & Analyzing the Canadian Volleyball Structure with Vincent Pichette

Episode 34 (EN) - Coaching Internationally, the Value of a Full-Time Training Centre & Analyzing the Canadian Volleyball Structure with Vincent Pichette

May 28, 2019

In this episode, Frank & Thierry welcome former Team Canada and Team France Assistant Coach Vincent Pichette to discuss his coaching path to international volleyball, developing a collegiate program, the value of a full-time training centre, how Canada's volleyball structure compares with the rest of the world and much more.

(0:05) - Dual episode that contains Vincent Pichette's bio in both English and French interviews but different discussion topics in the second part of each podcast.

(0:35) - Épisode double qui présente la bio de Vincent Pichette dans les deux langues suivi de thèmes différents.

(1:48) - Why Frank has very high expectations about Vincent Pichette's interview?
The Simple Phrase that Increases Effort 40% by Dan Coyle

(2:15) - Vincent Pichette's bio

(2:43) - With a multi-sports background, why did Vincent choose volleyball over the other ones as his primary sport?

(3:45) - Was coaching always in coach Pichette's blood?

(5:30) - What position did Vincent play through his volleyball career?

(7:15) - Why did Vincent not go play pro right after university?

(9:30) - How did coach Pichette fast track his coaching competencies through his master's degree?

(10:37) - What did Vincent learn from being an assistant coach at the Paralympic Games in Sydney in 2000?

(14:00) - What differences, if any, are there coaching disabled athletes?

(15:45) - How did they prepare for the opening game against host Australia?

(18:35) - Why was Michel Paiement one of Vincent's most impactful mentors early on?

(20:00) - How did coach Pichette build the program at Collège de L'Outaouais?

(22:50) - What kind of solutions did Vincent find to help individualize his coaching according to his athletes' needs?

(24:00) - How did coach Pichette facilitate coaching recruitment and development back then with the region?

(27:00) - Why coaches have to prepare the practice plan with a very high level of specificity?

(32:45) - How can coaches apply the coaching concepts more efficiently?

(34:15) - Why is the Canadian system not an ideal structure to get our volleyball athletes to the pro level overseas?

(37:00) - Why is the full time training centre (National Excellence Program - NEP) such a critical piece to the national team?

(41:30) - What is a typical week of training for a NEP athlete?

(46:00) - Is it ideal to have athletes enter NEP at a younger age?

(48:55) - Is the men's national team in a good position presently according to coach Pichette?

(51:30) - What are the biggest differences between the Canadian and French volleyball systems?

(56:50) - Why is the French national team's actual generation so unique and exceptional?

(57:30) - Why is the Canadian men's national team still close in international ranking with these other professional volleyball based nations?

(60:33) - What are a some adjustments that could be made to the Canadian system to close the international gap?

(65:00) - What can a club coach do to close the international gap?

Épisode 34 (FR) - Être entraîneur international, l’impact du centre d’entraînement à temps plein et la formation continue avec Vincent Pichette

Épisode 34 (FR) - Être entraîneur international, l’impact du centre d’entraînement à temps plein et la formation continue avec Vincent Pichette

May 28, 2019
Dans cet épisode, Frank et Thierry accueillent l'ancien entraîneur adjoint des équipes nationales de la France et du Canada Vincent Pichette pour discuter de son cheminement vers les équipes nationales, de l'importance du centre d'entraînement à temps plein, d'apprendre en côtoyant des entraîneurs légendaires et encore plus.

(0:05) - Dual episode that contains Vincent Pichette's bio in both English and French interviews but different discussion topics in the second part of each podcast.
 
(0:35) - Épisode double qui présente la bio de Vincent Pichette dans les deux langues suivi de thèmes différents.
 
(2:00) - Bio de Vincent Pichette
 
(2:29) - Qu'est-ce qui a attiré Vincent vers le volleyball?
 
(3:10) - Comment est-ce que Vincent a dirigé sa première sélection au secondaire?
 
(4:45) - Quel a été le meilleur moment de sa carrière universitaire?
 
(5:55) - Est-ce que le coaching intéressait déjà Vincent au niveau universitaire?
 
(7:10) - Comment est-ce qu'un centre d'entraînement à temps plein aurait été bénéfique pour la carrière de joueur à Vincent?
 
(8:24) - Quel a été l'impacte de l'absence d'un centre à temps plein entre 1996 et 2006?
 
(10:00) - Comment est-ce qu'une formation universitaire en administration a été bénéfique pour le développement de ses compétences d'entraîneur?
 
(15:00) - Comment est-ce qu'un stage avec l'équipe paralympique et une participation aux Jeux Paralympiques de Sydney a permis à Vincent de faire de nombreux apprentissages?
 
(18:40) - Comment est-ce que l'équipe paralympique a été préparée pour le premier match olympique contre le pays hôte?
 
(21:30) - Quelles sont des étapes critiques à franchir pour développer un programme collégial ou pour rétablir un centre à temps plein d'entraînement?
 
(23:07) - Quelles sont les recommandations de M. Pichette pour favoriser la collaboration entre les structures scolaires et civiles?
 
(26:50) - La routine du centre à temps plein est aussi exigeante pour l'entraîneur donc comment est-ce que Vincent s'est adapté à celle-ci?
 
(28:30) - Quel est le but du centre à temps plein?
 
(31:20) - Est-ce que le centre a aussi permis à Vincent de mieux se préparer pour faire le saut à l'international en tant qu'entraîneur?
 
(32:45) - Pourquoi est-ce qu'il faut combattre la complaisance en tant qu'entraîneur et valoriser la formation continue?
Talent is Overrated de Geoff Colvin
The Talent Code de Daniel Coyle
 
(37:05) - Quelles sont les plus grands apprentissages que M. Pichette a réalisé en côtoyant Glenn Hoag pendant 8 ans?
 
(40:40) - Quel a été le moment le plus mémorable de Vincent en tant qu'entraîneur adjoint avec l'équipe nationale du Canada?
 
(45:00) - Est-ce que faire la sélection finale pour les JO et de l'annoncer aux athlètes concernés a été difficile?
 
(47:27) - Quels sont les conseils de M. Pichette à un entraîneur chef au niveau de la sélection et de l'annonce de celle-ci aux participants?
 
(48:50) - Comment est-ce que le saut de l'équipe canadienne à l'équipe française s'est orchestré?
 
(51:38) - Quelles sont les grandes différences au niveau de styles de coaching et de méthodes de développement de l'athlète entre la France et le Canada?
 
(54:55) - Quelles sont les plus grands apprentissages que M. Pichette a réalisé en côtoyant Laurent Tillie avec l'équipe de France.
 
(57:16) - Quels a été les rôles de Vincent en tant qu'entraîneur-adjoint durant les matches avec les équipes nationales?
 
(59:00) - Quelle est la philosophie de coaching de M. Pichette? 
 
(65:42) - Quels conseils est-ce que Vincent offre aux entraîneurs qui désirent passer au prochain niveau?
Episode 33 -  LTAD in the weight room, the MVC conditioning program design and optimizing the off-season with Ian Perry

Episode 33 -  LTAD in the weight room, the MVC conditioning program design and optimizing the off-season with Ian Perry

May 14, 2019
In this episode, Frank & Thierry welcome Capital Strength Training Systems Strength Coach Ian Perry to discuss how developing an athlete physically is a long term process, to explain the philosophy of the MVC conditioning program, to elaborate on the various summer programs and much more.
 
 
(2:10) - Ian's bio
 
(2:26) - Why did Ian practice volleyball, lacrosse and basketball?
 
(5:18) - Why is volleyball Ian's favorite sport?
 
(6:16) - What books and podcasts does coach Perry recommend?
Atomic Habits by James Clear
The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma
 
(7:47) - What is the common denominator with high level athletes?
 
(10:40) - What is Ian's coaching philosophy?
 
(12:55) - What are the primary physical requirements for a volleyball player?
 
(14:45) - How can physical training be fun for a 14U athlete?
 
(17:00) - What are the differences and the value of the squat and the hinge movements for volleyball?
 
(19:50) - Is the rumour true that boys have mostly mobility issues and girls have mostly stability issues?
 
(22:30) - What is coach Perry's vision of the Maverick physical preparation program design?
 
(25:03) - What are the typical red flags in regards to the squat movement preventing an athlete from adding load to a bar.
 
(27:54) - How do you teach landing properly?
 
(30:16) - What is the typical volume of training for 14U to 18U Maverick athletes with Capital Strength?
 
(31:20) - Why did Mettle Sports Training and Capital Strength unite forces for the Maverick Comp Teams?
 
(32:10) - What are the different stages a Maverick athlete will complete from 14U to 18U?
 
(37:20) - Why Coach Perry doesn't recommend high box jumping?
 
(37:51) - Are ladder drills a good way to build agility for a volleyball player?
 
(39:15) - Is Olympic lifting included for Maverick athletes training at Capital Strength?
 
(41:55) - Should cardio training be included at some point in a training program designed for a volleyball player?
 
(46:00) - How should athletes' jumping loads be managed between the school coach, the club coach and the strength coach?
 
(54:40) - What are exemplary traits some Maverick athletes demonstrate that all athletes should follow?
 
(58:01) - What are the various programs CSTS is offering MVC athletes this upcoming off-season?
 
(62:56) - How does the Kinduct app function and how does it enhance the athlete's program?
 
(64:30) - Is the commitment rate from the MVC athletes sufficiently high in the off-season?
 
(67:00) - What are some pitfalls athletes in each stream might face and how to solve them?
 
(71:00) - Follow Capital Strength on Instagram at @capital_strength_ts
Episode 32 -  Building a Dynasty and Human Development with Rick Desclouds

Episode 32 - Building a Dynasty and Human Development with Rick Desclouds

April 30, 2019
In this episode, Frank & Thierry welcome 2019 Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame Inductee in the builder category Rick Desclouds to discuss how he built a legendary program at Glashan Public School, why developing great human beings is the primary goal and much more.
 
(0:49) - Rick's bio
 
(1:30) - Why did coach Desclouds particularly enjoy teaching at Glashan Public School (GPS)?
 
(3:15) - Why did Rick gravitate particularly to volleyball, cross country and track & field?
 
(4:38) - How did coach Desclouds, a multisport athlete (excluding volleyball), become an iconic volleyball coach in Ottawa?
 
(8:20) - Why being humble and vunerable as a rookie coach are great learning traits?
 
(12:10) - Why is "open gym" such a big piece in the Glashan Spikers success?
 
(13:37) - Why are no students cut from the competitive teams at GPS?
 
(19:10) - What is the common denominator amongst the greatist athletes Rick has coached?
 
 
(26:24) - How did coach Desclouds also develop a baseball powerhouse?
 
(29:13) - Why does Rick particularly value placing strong athletes  with similarly aged peers?
 
(31:25) - How is coach Desclouds so motivated to drive multiple teams at school and in the community year round?
 
(34:40) - What is the structure of the "open gym" at GPS that makes it so successful?
 
(37:00) - What is the elimination game played every Friday afternoon?
 
(38:33) - How does the lunch hour house league function at GPS?
 
(43:06) - What are some key principles that coach Desclouds lives by to develop his volleyball athletes?
 
(52:20) - Which system does Rick prefer to use with his school teams?
 
(57:52) - Congratulations to Rick Desclouds for his well deserved induction into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame.
Episode 31 - Being a Rookie OUA Coach, Growth Mindset & Much More with Steve Delaney

Episode 31 - Being a Rookie OUA Coach, Growth Mindset & Much More with Steve Delaney

April 17, 2019
In this episode, Frank & Thierry welcome Brock University women's volleyball Head Coach Steve Delaney to discuss his rookie season in the OUA, growth mindset, serving & hitting philosophies and much more.
 
(2:07) - Steve's bio
 
(2:40) - How did Steve begin his club volleyball career?
 
(3:48) - What memorable moment does Steve have to share about playing alongside Dan Lewis?
 
(6:09) - Why was Steve's beach nick name Stone Cold Steve Delaney?
 
(7:08) - Which wrestler's autobiography does coach Delaney recommend?
 
(8:35) - What is the game plan when Steve and his beach partner face off versus Karch Kiraly on the AVP beach tour?
 
(9:50) - What has his time on the AVP tour taught Steve?
 
(10:30) - How Not to Do It, originally published in True North Volleyball
 
(12:48) - Why did coach Delaney get into coaching?
 
(14:00) - What is Steve's proudest moment and something he would do differently in his first year of club coaching?
 
(15:50) - What are some differences between Canadian and American volleyball clubs?
 
(18:15) - Why does Steve coach a female club team and a male provincial team?
 
(20:46) - Does coach Delaney approach coaching female or male athletes differently?
 
(22:35) - How did Steve prepare for his Brock appointment?
 
(23:40) - What is coach Delaney's proudest moment and something he would do differently in his first year of OUA coaching?
 
(26:00) - Why is Steve now setting on the beach with his team?
 
(28:35) - Why did Steve finish his business degree online?
 
(30:00) - What can club coaches do to better prepare athletes for the OUA level?
 
(31:20) - How do you teach athletes to have a growth mindset, to embrace failure and to win the learning race?
 
(35:50) - How does a coach maintain a growth mindset himself to be a life long learner and to be a good role model for her or his athletes?
 
(40:22) - Who are Steve's mentors?
 
(41:30) - What are some lessons Steve learned through playing for Larry McKay?
 
(43:30) - What is something new that Steve and Frank want to implement or learn about this upcoming summer within their respective provincial program roles?
 
(50:00) - What statistics do coach Delaney look at particularly with OUA matches?
 
(59:00) - What hitting philosophy does coach Delaney preach?
 
(66:30) - What are three keys for success on playoffs day at provincials and nationals?
Episode 30 -  Mental Performance During Championship Season with Mental Performance Consultant Jelle Kooijman

Episode 30 - Mental Performance During Championship Season with Mental Performance Consultant Jelle Kooijman

April 3, 2019
In this episode, Frank & Thierry welcome back Mental Performance Coach Jelle Kooijman to discuss lessons learned from the Maverick Mental Training Program, self-talk and mental performance during championship season.
 
(0:45) - Jelle is our first recurring guest that was also on Episode 22 on Mental Training
 
(0:53) - How is the Maverick Mental Training Program going?
 
(1:18) - Why is self talk such a popular mental skill with the athletes?
 
(2:00) - What is the difference between planned self-talk and automatic self talk?
 
(5:33) - Myth or reality: Sports are 90% mental?
 
(9:00) - Myth or reality: Mental preparation is for mentally weak athletes?
 
(10:21) - Myth or reality: Mental preparation is only for elite athletes?
 
(11:44) - Myth or reality: Mental training requires long hours of training to see positive effects?
 
(13:32) - Myth or reality: All mental skills work equally well for all athletes?
 
(14:31) - Myth or reality: The core of mental preparation is visualization et positive thinking?
 
(15:40) - Myth or reality: Mental training fosters the athlete's dependency towards the mental performance consultant?
 
(18:34) - What are some key takeaways from the first year of the MMTP?
 
(23:20) - How many times did Jelle work with each HP athlete in the club?
 
(23:48) - What adjustments would Coach Kooijman make for next season with the MMTP?
 
(26:16) - What can coaches do to ensure athletes keep using their newly acquired mental skills such as visualization and self-talk?
 
(29:04) - How should a coach integrate mental training in a seasonal plan?
 
(32:48) - How could mental training be approached in the off season?
 
(37:55) - What should an athlete do in the week prior to a big event like a provincial or national championship?
 
(43:40) - What should a coach do in the week prior to a big event like a provincial or national championship?
 
(49:50) - What should an athlete and a coach do in the 24 hours prior to a big event like a provincial or national championship?
 
(54:29) - What should an athlete and a coach do in the moments just before a big match at a provincial or national championship?
 
(57:19) - What should coaches not do in the moments just before a big match at a provincial or national championship?
 
(60:12) - What are some dos and don'ts after a critical match at a provincial or national championship?  
Épisode 29 (FR) - Le système de développement de l’athlète français avec Jocelyn Trillon

Épisode 29 (FR) - Le système de développement de l’athlète français avec Jocelyn Trillon

March 19, 2019
Dans cet épisode, Frank et Thierry accueillent Jocelyn Trillon, un des entraîneurs du Centre National de Volley-ball (C.N.V.B.) à Montpellier en France pour discuter de la structure de développement des athlètes français.
 
(1:24) - Bio de Jocelyn Trillon 
 
(2:00) - Est-ce que Jocelyn a toujours eu comme objectif de devenir entraîneur de haut niveau?
 
(2:55) - Qu'est-ce que le parcours athlétique de Jocelyn?
 
(4:30) - Quel est le système de développement des volleyeurs en France?
 
(7:25) - Depuis quand est-ce que la structure des Pôles existe-t-elle?
 
(10:46) - Est-ce que la spécialisation de l'athlète en volleyball dès l'âge de 15 ans est préférable?
 
(14:30) - Comment est-ce que les jeunes athlètes de haut niveau actuels diffèrent de la génération précédente?
 
(15:50) - Quel est l'horaire d'entraînement type d'un athlète dans un Pôle Espoir?
 
(17:24) - Est-ce qu'il y a des compétitions inter-pôles?
 
(18:30) - Comment est-ce que la collaboration entre l'entraîneur club et l'entraîneur du Pôle a lieu pour faciliter le développement de l'athlète?
 
(21:15) - Quelles sont les pratiques gagnantes d'après Jocelyn qui accélèrent le développement de l'athlète en France?
 
(25:06) - Est-ce que le travail aux Pôles est davantage technique?
 
(27:38) - Quel est l'horaire d'entraînement type d'un athlète au Pôle France?
 
(30:45) - Comment est-ce que les athlètes du Pôle France sont partagés au sein des équipes de la Pro B et de la N1?
 
(34:50) - Combien y a-t-il de joueurs par position au C.N.V.B.?
 
(35:23) - Quel est le coût pour participer à un tel programme?
 
(36:58) - Est-ce que les athlètes au Pôle France sont encore «à l'école»?
 
(38:00) - Quelles sont les particularités qui démarquent les athlètes exceptionnels même à un jeune âge?
 
(41:00) - Serait-il préférable pour les athlètes canadiens qui aspirent à devenir professionnel d'y aller directement suite au secondaire au lieu d'attendre après la formation universitaire ou collégial?
 
(44:55) - Quelle est la philosophie d'entraîneur de Jocelyn?
 
(48:28) - Quels sont trois conseils que Jocelyn invite les entraîneurs civils à mettre en pratique?
 
 
 
Episode 28 (EN) - Thoughts on Blocking and Data Driven Coaching Decisions

Episode 28 (EN) - Thoughts on Blocking and Data Driven Coaching Decisions

March 6, 2019
In this guestless episode, Frank & Thierry tackle two different topics: training the skill of blocking and how data can help a coach make more educated decisions.
 
(0:50) - Guestless episodes cover various topics including a technical skill
 
(2:15) - Resource: Read the Game from Karch Kiraly (Part 123456789)
 
(3:38) - Resource: Tested to the Limit with Ronaldo (15:58 on eye tracking, 20:18 on cue reading)
 
(4:05) - Resource: Integrating Cue Reading and Decision-Making into Skill Development from Volleyball Canada
 
(4:40) - Why is blocking often a skill that is neglected by coaches?
 
(6:48) - How early should coaches focus on the skill of blocking?
Critical Analysis of Blocking by Art of Coaching Volleyball
 
(10:35) - How important is it to teach proper footwork for efficient blocking?
 
(11:10) - How can blocked training be minimalized with the training of blocking?
 
 
(17:40) - Why is using video so useful for training blocking?
 
(20:51) - Is the string above the net useful to teach early hand penetration?
 
(23:33) - How can various game like blocking scenarios help athletes read better and improve their blocking ability?
 
(28:23) - What are some key technical cues that should be used with blocking?
 
(33:03) - Should a late middle reach to close the block?
 
(37:19) - Can going through various blocking patterns be used as a warm up?
 
(38:30) - What is the eye sequence with blocking and how can it be trained?
 
(41:20) - How to be data driven when making coaching decisions?
 
 
 
 
(49:24) - Is midline passing better from a data perspective?
 
(52:15) - Please propose some topics for the championship season that should be discussed on the podcast at ftfc@maverickvolleyball.ca.