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Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India, June 12, 2017 – India’s 24 best up-and-coming young players have been selected for the Coaching Camp in their preparation for the ensuing BRICS Games to be held in China from June 17 to 21, 2017.

Aside from preparing for the BRICS Games in China, where five nations comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will strut their stuff, the Coaching Camp, sanctioned by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India and Sports Authority of India, was organised at Sports Authority of India Centre, Aurangabad in the Maharashtra province in India in line with the Government’s sports development policy to prepare the Indian teams for the 2024 Olympic Games.

The Volleyball Federation of India is keen to develop the women’s volleyball in India and very determined to select cream of players from the youth, sub juniors, Inter University, junior and senior nationals in preparation towards their participation in the 2024 Olympic Games.

G.E. Sridharan,“The Coaching Camp is a huge success. About 131 Players all over India attended the selection trails. Many girls stand over 185cm tall. I have conducted the camp for 15 days along with the chief coach and other coaches of the India women’s junior team,” Sridharan was quoted as saying.


FIVB Instructor/Coach 1 and AVC Coaches Committee member, attended the Coaching Camp as the national coach to oversee the selection process and arrangements.


“The selected players were given good accommodation and food in the Centre. After observing their height and weight, the physical tests such as approach jump, speed and agility test were also brought for consideration. I think all of them tried to come up with their best in the physical test as well as in the volleyball skills.

“After observing the physical, technical and tactical performances of the players between May 24 and 25 by the Selection Committee Members consisting of me myself as national coach, chief coach of the team and assistant coach of the Women’s U20 Team, a total of 24 best players were selected on their merits of their performance of volleyball game out of the 131 applicants attended. After that, the 24 selected players joined the Coaching Camp from May 26, 2017 towards preparation for the forthcoming five nations BRICS Games to be held in China next month,” he concluded.


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