A Day With A Volleyball Coach

I am a team sports player, had great fun playing football, basketball and rugby league, having training experiences in these fields, on physical fitness and tactics. Although over the years, having the chance to play team sports had significantly slowed down.

For a period of time, I was moving more towards individual running e.g. marathons and going to gym. While I was doing individual training, there were many opportunities to learn more about sports science and specialised physical training for the sports you are participating in.

A great friend of mine, Jack, got his sports coaching license and specialised in physical fitness, nutrition and his specialised sports, volleyball. I had the opportunity to learn under him during my previous 3 marathon runs 2007 & 2008 Singapore Standard Chartered Marathon and 2008 Sundown Marathon, and I was grateful to him for helping me in the following points

– Running techniques and footwork

– Nutrition 

– Time table planning and schedule leading to marathon

Recently, I learned how to play volleyball from Jack at Sentosa and it was a great time at Sentosa, starting off with beach volleyball and fundamentals for playing volleyball. Jack is currently coaching beach volleyball and has a number of students under his pupilage, playing beach volleyball does add on to another of the team sports that I can participate and does not require too many people to form a team and play with.

I had wanted to take photos of the training session and share with my readers, however, I was too engrossed learning beach volleyball and didn’t take my camera out to shoot beach volleyball action ! The beach volleyball was in the morning and in the afternoon, I followed Jack and observed his volleyball training at a secondary school and it brought back memories of long ago when I was training in my team sports and of course army days physical training.

There were lots of discussion on warm up techniques, physical training methods (old, new and combined), warm down/rehabilitative exercise and training techniques specific to volleyball training. Maybe I am a keen sports person, I was able to relate and share on sports science.

Folks, if you are keen to learn beach volleyball or hire a volleyball coach for your team, contact Jack now !

16 thoughts on “A Day With A Volleyball Coach

  • April 19, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    I had “A Day With A Volleyball Coach” too when I was 13.

    I tried to persuade my teacher to accept me as the member of Volleyball team of our school that day, But my teacher said I was too short!

  • April 20, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Wow …. you have a similar story too !!

    Being short doesn’t mean you can’t play volleyball !!!!

    Hope you get the chance to play volleyball & enjoy yrself !

  • April 24, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I coached basketball for 14 years here in the States, was a wonderful experience !!

  • April 25, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Dear Tan Eng Hui
    My friend and I are looking for a beach volleyball coach who can coach us near clementi. We have no experience but we would like to learn the sport. So are you interested to coach in beach volleyball?

  • May 1, 2009 at 1:25 am

    Hi Bernie

    Cool !! You are a basketball coach !! I was trained basketball before too !!

    Must be an awesome experience !!

  • May 1, 2009 at 1:27 am

    Hi Claudia

    Thank you for your comment !

    Emailed you !

  • May 20, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Yo Jack !

    Hope can arrange a timetable that fits in for the both of us, for future runs & beach volleyball too !

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  • June 17, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Hi Claudia,

    I have a cousin who coaches Beach Volleyball too but the last I heard, he was coaching at Bishan. If you are still interested, let me know.

    Didnt know clementi has a beach court. Is it any good? and where exactly is it?

  • May 25, 2010 at 2:44 am

    Beach Volleyball as well as regular Volleyball is really fun and it is a good way to exercise your body too.`:.

  • September 30, 2010 at 2:36 am

    i got injured while playing volleyball but what the heck, this is a fun game`'”

  • August 3, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Hi, I am 13 years old and am really interested in learning volleyball. Is the coach still coaching currently? If yes, is it possible to have the details? Thank you.

  • August 8, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Hi! My friend and I am very interested to learn beach volleyball. Are the trainings still on? Please do contact me. Thank you! 🙂

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