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Young to share new setting techniques with volleyballers

Young to share new setting techniques with volleyballers


Shaun Young, general secretary of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Volleyball Association, fresh from a setters’ course in Antigua and Barbuda, now has the task of disseminating his knowledge to volleyballers here.{{more}}

Young was among 27 participants from 16 countries in the region who attended the October 7 to 10 seminar.

Speaking to SEARCHLIGHT on Monday, Young said “the theoretical aspect was very interesting, and offered us a view of proper setting techniques and being able to train and critique setters.

“… This was complemented with the practical aspect which introduced many of us to simple warm-up drills to complex setting drills, that challenged all present there.”

Commenting on the overall four days of the seminar, Young stated: “Antigua did a marvellous job of accommodation and I think that part of this was the fact that they had an indoor facility, which meant that when the rain was coming, it did not interrupt the course. It is hoped that all participants can take the information back to their countries and share with all”

And, Young, a former national player and who was the coach for the SVG volleyball teams to the 2012 Windward Islands schools’ games in Grenada, is making sure that he shares his new expertise.

“Here in St Vincent and the Grenadines, a setters seminar will be organised soon, with the hope of attracting more volleyballers to this specialised art.”

The seminar was under the direction of FIVB instructor Tony Westman of Sweden and formed part of the development programme sponsored by NORCECA Confederation through the Regional Development Centre in the Dominican Republic.

The NORCECA Confederation financially supported the participation of 18 persons, as part of the development plan for the next four years.

Participants also came from Haiti, Jamaica, St Lucia, Aruba, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, St Eustatius, Grenada, Montserrat, Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Martin, and Antigua and Barbuda.

The Antigua and Barbuda seminar comes on the heels of a mid court course in St Lucia last month.

At the St Lucia outing national player Kemaul Lee represented SVG. (RT)