BeachTravels is very proud to present the Norwegian coach Martin Engvik, who has been coaching 2 Norwegian teams that qualified for the Olympics, as one of BeachTravels’ instructors in Portugal 2014!
Achievements as a coach: 2nd place World Tour Grand Slam, 4th place WT Grand slam, 4th place WT Open, 3rd place European Championship, 2 Olympic qualifications, 9th place Olympic Games London, about 70 times in Main Dram at World Tour.
Hey there Martin Engvik! It´s great to hear that you will you go with Beach Travels to Praia da Rocha again. What did you think about the training camp last year?
Last year really impressed me, and i´m not easily impressed! One of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen, heaps of swedish beachvolleyballers enjoying themselves, and you guys really doing everything you could to make the trip as good as possible. You really put in all your effort and love for the concept and the sport! And you are both so cute! (Rasmus and Mattias, I left Anders out of the last comment, since i do not want to get my ass kicked…)
You have coached some of the best beachvolleyballers in the world. The participants of BeachTravels represent all levels, from beginners to pros. What is the difference helping them improve?
The difference is not as great as one might think. Even with the pros, so much time is spent perfecting basic technique, that the training is actually very similar. Although sometimes i do have to explain a few things that i usually take for granted that everyone understands. But that might be because of working with Swedes, not because of working with non professionals…
Do you have any interesting information about yourself that you wanna tell the participants about?
One important one, and one interesting (?) one:
The important one is that my worst attribute as a coach is that i am too nice, so please do not take advantage of this fact!
The interesting one is that i have been a substitute in every division of the norwegian indoors league, from 5th division through “eliteserien”. Not everyone can brag of this accomplishment!