This week we started with the Australian National Team, Volleyroos if you will, in Jastrzebie Zdroj. We chose Jastrzebie Zdroj, the home of my club team Jastrzebski Wegiel, rather than AIS mostly for logistical reasons. The players are mostly based in Europe and our first World League round is in Slovakia, a two hour drive from here. In Jastrzebie we are able to optimise the acclimatisation process and my club has been able to host us in their wonderful facility.
For the first week I invited well known ex-players and current coaches Andrea Anastasi and Stefen Hubner to work with particular position groups. The three mornings Andrea spent with the receivers and Stefan with the middle blockers imparting their hard earned knowledge will stand us in good stead for the upcoming season. In addition to those two, many coaches from around the region (and the world) dropped by the sessions to see us work out.
Right now the guys are enjoying a sunny, spring weekend in Poland, except for the guys here in the gym doing extra reps on their day off. 🙂 🙂 Next week we travel to Czech Republic for some scrimmages. Further friendly matches are coming up against Iran, Poland and Canada.
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