Mark Lebedew Head Coach

2017 Coach Development Seminar with John Kessel and Mark Lebedew



2017 Volleyball Australia Coach Development Program




AIS, CANBERRA 14-16th JULY 2017

Volleyball Australia (VA) wishes to extend an offer for interested coaches to participate in our coach development program run in conjunction with the World Championship Qualification Tournament being held at the AIS, Canberra from Friday 14- Sunday 16 July.

Presenters John Kessel and Mark Lebedew will be sharing their coaching philosophies and methodologies in this 3 day coach development seminar.

John Kessel is a world renowned coach and coach development expert who has many accolades to his name. Read more about John and his achievements by following the below link.

Mark has had a long history with Volleyball Australia both as a player and as a coach. Now a highly successful professional coach overseas, Mark recently has been appointed as the new Head Coach of the Men's’ Volleyroos. Find out more about Mark’s thoughts on volleyball by following the below link to his blog site.

Seminar Details

 When: Friday 14th: 9.00am-7.30pm (11am-NZL VS TPE, 2pm-JPN vs THA)

Saturday 15th: 9.00am-5.00pm (5pm-TPE vs THA, 8pm-AUS vs JPN)

Sunday 16th:9.00am-12.00pm (12pm-THA vs NZL, 3pm-AUS vs TPE)

Where:The seminar will be in various meeting rooms and volleyball courts around the AIS. All matches will be held at the AIS Arena

Cost: $150 (includes tickets to the games with the coaching group for all matches from Fri -Sun).

Who should attend?:

This is a great opportunity for coaches and players of all levels. John and Mark’s coaching philosophies and methodologies are applicable to all levels of volleyball development.

Seminar topics will cover but not be limited to:

  • Volleyball Australia Men’s Team Insight
  • No more warm ups – It’s about preparing to compete
  • Motor learning learned the hard way
  • The game trains the brain – From drills to grills & games
  • How to train to never be an athlete’s last coach
  • Receive, Set, Hit Competitions
  • Learning – Growth Mindset, Grit & Resilience
  • Sharing your favourite drill
  • Serve, Block, Dig Competitions
  • Coaching Philosophy
  • Sharing your favourite grill
  • Favourite Games & Scoring Options
  • Technology and Video Must Haves
  • Final Secrets to share, plus Q&A

Registration Details:

To register for the seminar please follow the link to the online registration portal.

Places are limited so please be quick to register.


There is accommodation available at the AIS for $95/night which will include three meals a day at the Residence. If you are interested in this deal please contact Nam Pham for booking details.


Any further questions please direct to Nam Pham (



Kind regards,

Nam Pham

National Pathways Director

Volleyball Australia

Ph: 0411 279 709