During his lifetime, Vyacheslav Platonov wrote several books, mostly of the autobiographical / memoir type. His last book, however, was intended to be a handbook for aspiring coaches and as such it contains much of the collected, practical coaching wisdom he accumulated during his many years at the highest level of international volleyball. He specifically discusses developing your own style, building a team, the qualities of a successful coach, training and preparation, and coaching the game.
For the first time ever, this book is now available in English. It is available in ePub format here, and as a hardcover book here. There is also a facebook page. I believe this book is unique in volleyball and a vital addition to the professional library of every serious coach.
If you are living in or around Berlin, or somewhere Berlin Recycling Volleys is playing in the near future, you can buy the hardcover version directly from me. Just contact me via the facebook page.