Brazilian coach conducts successful clinic in Jamaica
WESTOMORELAND, Jamaica, April 11, 2014 - Augusto Sabbatini, the
international volleyball coach of Brazil, conducted a successful
coaching clinic on Tuesday at Godfrey Stewart High School in
Westmoreland that was attended by 10 coaches and 14 students
from across the parish.
Sabbatini has been aiding the Jamaica Volleyball Association (JaVA)
since March 15 by presenting a series of one-day coaching
clinics as part of JaVA’s effort to invest in the development of
volleyball at the primary and secondary schools levels.
Sabbatinni is made available by the North, Central America and
Caribbean (NORCECA) Volleyball Confederation that includes
Jamaica and was assisted by Steve Davis, the National Senior
Men’s Coach and School Development Officer.
The teachers/coaches from three secondary schools and five
primary schools plus Western Region Coordinator Haile Mika’el,
benefitted from the four-hour long course that involved mostly
practical activity in which they participated along with the
Working in groups of three with equipment provided by the host,
the participants executed the basic skills sets of serve
receive, setting, attack and serve that were presented in
segments as part of the warm-up process. Great emphasis was
placed on positioning of the feet at every stage.
“It is important that warm-up includes all areas of the game so
as to prepare the players for the match,” Sabbatini explained.
“Without proper foot placement you will not be able to reach the
ball or direct it as desired.”