From The First Chair Podcast

Episode 46 -  Broaden Your Horizon with John Spack

October 30, 2019
In this episode, Frank & Thierry welcome MVC 17U girls Head Coach John Spack to discuss the impact of his very successful summer program, Broaden Your Horizon. 
 
(0:50) - John's bio
 
(1:06) - What is senior club volleyball?
 
(2:05) - Why did John start coaching volleyball?
 
(4:08) - Why does coach Spack work primarily with girls?
 
(5:15) - Having worked with Frank, does John have a related funny coaching story?
 
(7:10) - Why is coach Spack still very passionate about the game after all these years?
 
(8:35) - What lessons would John like to share with his younger self?
 
(11:07) - How does coach Spack keep learning and developing as a coach?
 
(12:10) - What can be learned from watching the NCAA female game?
 
(15:40) - What is John's coaching philosophy?
 
(17:45) - How did the Broaden Your Horizon program begin?
 
(20:50) - How has BYH evolved through the years?
 
(23:30) - Why do the athletes find the program so beneficial?
 
(25:20) - How much time does coach Spack spend preparing the details of every session?
 
(28:30) - How are the athletes assessed?
 
(30:00) - Where does BYH fall within the blocked to random continuum?
 
(34:50) - How can an athlete combine BYH, physical preparation? Is beach volleyball somewhere in there?
 
 (40:00) - What can a club coach learn from a program like BYH?
 
(44:20) - How can more alumni give back to the game by getting involved on the coaching side?