Freeball volleyball podcast

Freeball: The Volleyball Podcast is a brand new podcast presented by Lewie Lett and Cameron Beck. Between them, they have over 30 years’ experience of playing, coaching and commentating on the great sports of indoor and beach volleyball.

The two first met when Lewie became coach of the London Ace’s volleyball team which Cam is a part of. They quickly hit it off over their love of the game and their shared desire to see volleyball develop as a sport around the world.

Lewie’s career in commentating and Cam’s experience as a playing helped them to create a special way to share their love of volleyball. And so, Freeball: The Volleyball Podcast was born.

Their goal is to give people the most important news from all around the world of Beach and Indoor Volleyball. From the FIVB to the CEV, all the way down to the local level, they will be letting you know what events are taking place, who is winning them and any changes that may be occuring.

Freeball: The Volleyball Podcast will also bring you exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in volleyball from around the world – Tijana Boskovic, Kevin Tillie, Lonneke Sloetjes, Jordan Larson, Karol Klos, Kevin Tillie and many more…

They would love to hear from you with any comments, feedback or questions and they will be happy to answer them on the show. Look out for new episodes being released every Friday and make sure you spread the word to all of the volleyball fans you know!

Episode 12 – Kyla Richey & Rudy Verhoeff

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We interview Volleyball power couple Kyla Richey and Rudy Verhoeff! Kyla, the captain of the Canadian Women’s National Team has just won the Peruvian Championships, whilst Rudy is a Canadian Olympian (Rio 2016) won the inaugural RuPay Pro Volleyball Indian League and finished as top scorer with Chennai Spartans. In this really intriguing and enlightening episode, find out about a married couple playing on opposite corners of the globe, whilst hearing about the highs and lows of professional sport in different countries.

Episode 11 – Anders Mol

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This week we are treated to an interview with the current FIVB World Tour Champion, European Champion and winner of the FIVB Most Outstanding player, Most Improved player , Best Blocker, Best Offensive player and all round great guy. At just 22 Anders Mol alongside Christian Sorum and The Beach Volley Vikings had a remarkable 2018 and set the beach world on fire winning 4 competitions in a row,

We discuss Andy’s injury that kept him out of the FIVB Doha 4*, their journey to winning championships, that time when Alison called him a big baby, their incredible season and who their biggest threats will be going forward to the World Championships and Olympic Games. We also discuss the launch of @IBVPA and what the players are trying to do to represent themselves.

Episode 10 – Chaim Schalk

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This week, the boys talk to Chaim Schalk. Chaim has a fascinating story of his volleyball career. After transitioning to the beach after college, Chaim has enjoyed great success on the beach, even placing 9th at the Olympics. Now, Chaim had been sitting out of international volleyball while he changes his volleyball citizenship to American! We discuss this huge decision, his AVP career and what the future holds for this legend.

Episode 9 – Volleywood

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Cam and Lewie go in a slightly different direction this week when they catch up with Volleywood. With over 800,000 followers across his social media platforms, Volleywood has one of the largest Volleyball information hubs in the world. The boys chat to him about how he got started, why he loves it and the future of the platform. Make sure you stop past his website and check it out:

Episode 8 – Jordan Larson

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This week the boys catch up with absolute super star and captain of the USAJordan Larson. Jordan is a double Olympic medalist and a world champion who is undoubtably one of the worlds best players. She talks life on the USA National Team under Karch Kiraly, playing for Eczacibasi and her potentially surprising plans for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Larson is another top guest who proves to be as humble as she is talented, huge thanks to her for coming on the show and sharing so much with us! We look forward to seeing what she can achieve next!

Episode 7 – Brenden Sander & Anna Jusino

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This week we look into the world of players playing professionally for the first time. We catch up with 2 different players enjoying completely different experiences in different teams, leagues and countries.

Brenden Sander (USA) and Anna Jusino (Puerto Rico) both graduated from college last year, Sanders journey has see him travel in his brothers foot steps to the prestigious Cucine Lube Civitanova in Italy where he is playing in one the of worlds most glamorous rosters. Jusinos first contract has seen her land in the unlikely destination of Altay Volleyball Club in Kazakstan – this episode insightful and not to be missed.

Lewie and guest host Mark discuss the split of Bruno and Pedro and Evandro and Vitor Felipe in what was massive news for the sport last week and they also look back at the Italian Cup Final last weekend.

Episode 6 – Ferhat Akbas

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This week we talk to the mightily impressive Ferhat Akbas, who recently decided to walk away from his post as Japans national team coach just 4 months after hosting an incredible World Championships and 18 months before Japan hosting a home Olympics.

The 32 year old gives an exclusive insight into his decision making, philosophies, future aspirations and international offers alongside telling us what it is like to work with his long term mentor and the only person to win Olympic Gold as a player and coach in “Jenny” Lang Ping. Ferhat Akbas is the present and future of coaching and this episode is very interesting for coaches and fan alike.

Episode 5 – Lonneke Sloetjes

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We catch up with The Netherlands and Vakifbank’s right sides weapon Lonneke Sloetjes.

She gives an honest, interesting and inspiring insight into the life of a professional volleyballer playing at the top of their game, she talks about the highs and the lows of the national team that keep going places that the Netherlands have never been before.

Lonneke speaks about the pressure and anxiety of being an athlete and also analyses the schedule of the busy calendar, she also tell us her dream 7.

Episode 4 – Kevin Tillie

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We talk to French national team player Kevin Tillie all the way from his current residence in China. We discuss his World League and European Championship victories alongside his current season and plans for the future, we also find out Kevins dream 7!

Episode 3 – Karol Klos

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We bring you some of the latest news from the world of Volleyball including who’s going be facing off in the Intercontinental Olympic Qualifiers.

We then have our interview with incredible Karol Klos. World Champion and All- Star Middle in 2014 and dominant force for the 9 x Polish Champions Skra Belhatow. We discuss his team, missing the 2018 World Championships due to Injury and of course we find out Karols Dream 7.

Episode 2 – Kai Liukonen, Margo Wiltens and The Hague

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We caught up with Kai Luikonen on the incredible performance of the Finish beach pairing who won their first FIVB 4* medal in The Hague.

We also got to chat to Margo Wiltens, former talent coach of The Netherlands Beach Volleyball Team, about her new role as the Head of the indoor and beach programmes for the Centre of Excellence in Australia.

Margo gave us an incredible into her coaching philosophy and vision for the sport and we tested her Australian knowledge before she arrives down under. We also discuss all the action from The Hague and the big news of Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst calling time on their partnership.

Episode 1 – Tijana Boskovic

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Welcome to the very first Freeball: The Volleyball Podcast. We give a quick run down of what the show is about and some of the massive guests you can expect to hear from in the future.

Then Lewie talks to the incredible Tijana Boskovic about winning and being named MVP at The 2018 World Champs, how she started the game and what she still wants to achieve at the age of 21.

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