Chinese coach assisting Jamaica in training process
KINGSTON, Jamaica, January 14, 2019 - In keeping with our
commitment to have more children playing /being exposed to
volleyball, we continue with our U13 Primary School Competition.
With the assistance of the GC Foster College of Physical
Education and Sports and Steve Davis, national under 19 coach,
we have been having Saturday camps for children under 10.
The JaVA National U13 Primary School finals will take place on
February 1. On January 2 and 12, the JaVA held trials for its
youth girls’ programs. We had over 42 young girls attend. We
were pleased with the response, as we now have a database that
we can work with establish a consistent training program.
As we did last year, the Chinese and Jamaican Governments have
entered their second year of a three-year partnership, which saw
a team of 15 young ladies travelling to China for a two (2)
month extensive training program.
The coach that trained the girls in China, is now in Jamaica for
a one (1) month (January 2-23) selection process for China in
the summer for two (2) months. The team of 15 girls, will be
accompanied by a coach and a manager. In order to further
expose our female coaches and improve their technical skills, we
again chose one of our newly certified FIVB Level 1 coaches to
accompany the girls to China.
Realising that there is large technical deficiency between high
school athletes and their ability to transition to the national
program, the JaVA will be hosting a workshop for high school
coaches on January 18. The workshop will have both a
theoretical and practical component, with the theoretical being
conducted by our local national coaches, and the coach from
China conducting the practical.
The JaVA will be staging a beach tournament on January 19-20.
This tournament will also be used to scout new talent that can
transition to our national program. A similar youth tournament
will be held later this year.