We have wonderful trainers who put so much love and effort in our association and give us the mentality of professional sports people on amateur level, who love their sport and who love to teach us. A lot of our trainers are enthusiastic members of WaHo itself looking to contribute to the association. We also have other trainers that were WaHo members in the past who didn’t want to leave and others with a totally different background. These trainers are Jacques, Ivo, Rémon and Casper who all deserve to get some special attention and that’s why we want to introduce them to you on our website!
Casper’s previous teams say:
Ladies 3: “As a former member of WaHo Casper is fully integrated in the association. You can recognize him by his red curly hair. He has been the trainer of Ladies 3 for almost 3 years already. Casper is very enthusiastic and dedicated to train and coach Ladies 3. Besides that, he is also very active with a lot of activities of WaHo. At the end of every training he brightens our world by playing a game of CHAOS.”
Casper gives training to ladies 7 this year.
From December 1st 2015, Ivo Martinovic (’55) has joined the WaHo staff as a new volleyball trainer. Ivo was born in former Yugoslavia (now Bosnia) and is living with his wife and son in Arnhem. He has been a professional in volleyball since he was 18, first as a player in former Yugoslavia, Spain, Belgium and Switzerland. Later he coached several premier league teams, including the Bosnian National team and as an assistant to the Dutch National team. Since 2007, Ivo has been trainer and coach of Prins/VCV Veenendaal, who are playing premier league since 2008. Wherever he is and whatever team he trains, passion is a key word to Ivo. Although he’s making a living of the sport, the joy in the game is what keeps him going. Volleyball to Ivo is not even a goal in itself. For him, volleyball is a means to create personal growth and to teach about communication, cooperation and teamwork under pressure. His method of training and coaching gets the best out of players, both as a volleyball player and as a person. Adding to his work as a trainer, he also does power speeches, workshops and lectures for NOC*NSF and other organizations, as well as masterclasses for topcoaches in all kinds of sports.
At WaHo we are blessed with the addition of such a wonderful trainer and person. We are happy to welcome him at the WaHo family and we hope that he will stay with us for many more years to come! Ivo gives training to ladies 1, 3, 4, 5 and gents 3.
“I started playing volleyball at early age in Assen and joined the WUR in 2002 and WaHo in 2003. After graduating in 2009, I decided I was not ready to leave WaHo yet and played for 1 more season. After that season I quit playing. Since I had been coaching Ladies 1 already for some time and because I was still hooked on the fantastic WaHo-atmosphere, I decided to train them as well, and have done so from that moment. I am proud to be a part of this great club and enjoy every training and match. Being in (or next to) the field 3 days per week and combining training with coaching gives me a lot of satisfaction. The great atmosphere, team spirit (not just teammates, but real friends very soon!) and all associated activities, make WaHo a unique volleyball experience. I believe individual and team improvement and success are greatly helped by these WaHo qualities.”
Rémon gives training to ladies 1 and 3.
“I’m Tomas van Leersum and since the season of 2017-2018 I train Ladies 2 and Gents 1 on mondays. Until the age of 17 I played volleyball in Wageningen and surroudings. Starting in my younger years, I got acquainted with the student volleybal club WaHo via my uncle Jacques van Leersum. At the age of 17, I went to live in Groningen and studied at the Academy for Physical Health. For 10 years, I’ve been a member of the biggest student volleyball club of the Netherlands, namely GSVV Donitas, which is located in Groningen. As a volleyball player, I played in Donitas Gents 1 on national level (1st division and topdivision) for 7 years, I’ve been a boardmember and, since the start of my first year, I’ve been a volleybal trainer and coach of the Ladies and Gents playing 2nd class up to (and including) 2nd division of the University of Groningen. In 2017, I’ve returned from a year of traveling and ended up living in the middle of the Netherlands. This season, I combine giving training at WaHo with playing volleybal myself, at Cito Gents 1 in Zeist (topdivision).
Student volleyball in Groningen made me into the person, the volleyballer and the trainer/coach that I am today. Besides that, I’ve collected a lot of valuable contacts during my time at Donitas. At the Bongerd and at WaHo I really recognize the same kind of ambiance, but also the space for development. Therefore, I’m really looking forward to contribute to WaHo using the experiences that I’ve gained at student volleyball in Groningen, while training and coaching. Thats why I’m really excited to be active as a trainer at WaHo the next upcoming years.”
Tomas gives training to gents 2.