Transparency is key. When trying to excel in a sporting environment, the information available needs to be clear, concise and completely honest. It’s not about instant results but hard work throughout the entire journey.
VolleyScience was established in 2015 by international coaches and support staff in order to provide access to and spark discussion about quality assured support information for coaches and athletes at all levels of volleyball.
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Our mission is to support the volleyball community by supplying information that is credible and easy to apply in order to help you mould dynamic, exciting volleyball performance every day.
We support physical excellence by providing clear and applicable sport science & strength and conditioning information to the volleyball community.
Ciara blocked Gamova in the 2012 London Olympics!
She has been teammates with arguably the two most famous Valentina’s in Italian volleyball; Arrighetti and Diouf…
And during the 2014-15 season, she was the first British player to compete in the Champions League, the highest level of competition in Europe. The subsequent year she helped her team to win the silver medal in that competition.
Throughout this journey, Ciara has played for top teams in the professional leagues of Germany, Italy, and Turkey. She received a full scholarship to the University of Miami, completing a bachelors degree in Psychology in 2008, and a masters degree in Publishing and Communications from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2010. Alongside this, Ciara also speaks 4 different languages.
Openness, transparency, honesty and sharing are fundamental to Gary’s philosophy around coaching and life. He is passionate about positively impacting everyone striving to reach their performance potential, which is why he founded VolleyScience.
As an strength and conditioning coach working across a handful of top universities in the United Kingdom his professional development has taken place on the apex between the science and art of coaching. Based on this, he has a wealth of experience helping athletes competing across the full spectrum of performance levels, from grass-roots right up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, in almost every sport you can think of!
Gary became involved in Volleyball in the build-up to London 2012 where he assisted the Great Britain women’s squad to prepare for their first ever Olympic Games. Four years on he is heavily involved in guiding the physical preparation strategy within Volleyball England, and sits on the National Performance Commission as sport science and sport medicine representative advising on the future direction of the sport in the UK.