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Bangkok, Thailand, February 3, 2018 – The AVC Coaches Committee have initiated a development plan to get physical training video programs off the ground to help up-and-coming volleyball teams reach new heights and meet similar standards set by powerhouses.

Following the decisions agreed unanimously by seven members attending the AVC Coaches Committee Meeting at the Dusit Princess Srinakharin Hotel in Bangkok on Saturday, the video production process is aimed at helping some national teams more directly for the development of the Asian volleyball. Nonetheless, a feasibility study is possible to make sure that a video production can be made and obtained from potential teams such as China, Korea and Iran.

After an opening speech from Mr Park Ki-Won from Korea, chairman of the AVC Coaches Committee, Mr Mahmoud Afshadoust from Iran asked the committee members to study the teams which performed superbly and made their marks at the Olympic Games such as China, the women’s team gold medallists at the Rio Games in 2016, and learn from them how to achieve such an ultimate goal.

“This is to give the less-experienced teams a chance to learn from those successful teams how they prepared themselves, especially their high-performance techniques and special training. This is not for the sake of one team’s development, but it’s for the development of Asian volleyball,” Mr Mahmoud raised an interesting topic for discussion.

“It’s a good idea. As far as I’m concerned, if any team are interested in visiting and seeing how the Chinese team train and prepare themselves for a competition, they can do that only if they are invited or they let us know earlier by sending us a letter. And then we will see if their request is possible. However, I think it should be much easier if we can exchange tactics with each other. They can come and play with China. We have done this before in recent years,” Ms Feng Kun from China replied.

Mr G.E.Sridharan from India purposed that it be a physical training video program of potential teams such as China and Thailand for the women’s team and Iran, Korea and Japan for the men’s side.

“The production budget of physical training video programs is not that high and particularly, it will be used for the development of the Asian volleyball. I’m convinced that everyone will agree to this idea because it’s all for sustainable development of potential Asian players,” Sridharan commented.

He added that the physical training programs of the volleyball powerhouses like China and Iran had better do in the form of video than in written information. Preparations and the video production process will be done under the AVC’s guidance.

“I believe this exclusive physical training program from powerhouses such as China and Iran can be a key to success the other teams can follow in their successful footsteps,” Sridharan said.

The committee members agreed that to set up such physical training video programs, one head coach, one assistant or trainer and 1-2 doctors should be involved in the production process. Doctors, said chairman Park Ki-Won, will give video viewers the crucial information on unexpected injuries of the players and how to avoid those injuries. The video production can be a short-term process if they are preparing with the national team, but it should be a long-term production if it comes up in term of the national league.

In addition, India, Kazakstan and Indonesia have been considered as the first three teams which require technical cooperation from head coaches of some leading teams and such a physical training video programe can come to the help.

The meeting attendants also discussed about the rule amendments which had been considered to weaken the serve which has been part of Asian volleyball development and skills. The members agreed to first have to secure the idea to develop the floater serve.

Another topic raised for discussion was the current situation of India. Mr Sridharan, however, cleared the air of uncertainty whether India can take part in future tournaments.

“Everything is clear now. The internal problems have been cleared and India are now preparing our teams for major competitions including the Asian Games in Indonesia this year. I think India are potential and we can come up with a brighter future in Asian volleyball. However, India had been suspended for two years by FIVB. We want to come up again and just need a help from the Coaches Committee to catch up with other strong teams. I believe that development and popularity of Indian volleyball teams are coming back. Marketing in volleyball in India is also in the pink,” Sridharan explained.

The committee members have also been asked to seek for an access or get ID cards to some world-class competitions in the near future. By watching those major tournaments, they will obtain good chances of learning tactics, team performances and important information to be suitably used for exchanging ideas and discussion in future meetings.

At the end of the meeting, AVC Coaches Committee Secretary Mr Mohammed Ahmed Althawadi from Bahrain shared a summary of the topics discussed earlier among the committee members.


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