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Young female volleyballers’ progress pleases team coach

Young female volleyballers’ progress pleases team coach

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There is no better feeling for a coach than to see his charges carrying out his or her instructions.{{more}}

Living the feeling is current coach of the national female youth volleyball team Cassius Franklyn.

Franklyn, who is charged with the responsibility of preparing the Under-16 lasses for the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA) Youth tournament in Antigua and Barbuda from April 17 to 20, expressed to SEARCHLIGHT his satisfaction in the lead up to the team’s departure for their engagements.

“The training has been going good…I must say that I am pleased with the girls… They are taking in what I am trying to teach them,” Franklyn said with a breaking smile and a shaking of the head in the affirmative.

His commendation also comes in light of the relative inexperience of some of the girls.

“Some of them have just recently started to play the game, but they are very willing to learn and they are catching on very quickly,” Franklyn noted.

At present, the team trains on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at the Girls’ High School hard court, but Franklyn revealed that this could be intensified as the tournament nears.

Franklyn, who is also in training with the senior male team for their end of the ECVA tournament, stated that the pool of players seeking to make the final cut is 16.

“We have 16 in training, but only 12 will travel,” Franklyn confirmed.

He underlined the strength of the St Lucians, but thinks that St Vincent and the Grenadines players will give a good account of themselves.

St Vincent and the Grenadines will also field a team in the male segment of the tournament, which will run concurrently with the females. Both versions are slated for Antigua and Barbuda. (RT)

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