Youth Camp at RDVC Luxembourg a milestone for Volleyball development
News from the National Federations
Luxembourg, July 22, 2014. 38 young players from six different countries and seven coaches representing as many as five different nations joined a memorable Youth Volleyball Camp organised by the FIVB/CEV Regional Volleyball Development Centre (RVDC) – Luxembourg at the premises of the Institut National des Sports in the capital city of the Grand Duchy.
The camp was placed under the guidance of Ruben Wolochin, the Argentinean-mentor of Germany’s Volleyball standout TV Ingersoll BÜHL who said: “Personally it has been a great opportunity and a challenge at the same time to work with and train these young, promising players. We had an excellent exchange of knowledge and experience with all other coaches and the staff that assisted us. The organisation of the camp was outstanding and the facilities were just perfect.”
“It was amazing to see how much the young participants improved day by day,” he continues. “I do hope that this first camp organised by the RVDC Luxembourg is only the starting point and will encourage some more Federations, including the Small Countries, to use this great venue for the development of their young Volleyball talents. As I wish the RVDC Luxembourg all the best, I can assure that my support will always be there.”
One of the young participants, Gabriella Fearon from the UK, says: “These five days gave me so much self-confidence. The coaches did a great job and the atmosphere was just great. Next year I want to come back again and will try to bring some of my friends from Great Britain down to Luxembourg.”
Brandon Josenhans from Switzerland recounts: “The training sessions were arranged in a very professional way and we were provided with a wide range of fitness exercises. I know how I have to work in order to improve my conditioning for the future. Hopefully there will be more players who will join us next year. I will try to advertise the camp back home and to invite some friends from Switzerland too.”
“I would like to thank all players, the coaches and the staff members, everyone who contributed to the successful organisation of this camp,” says the Director of the RVDC Luxembourg Burkhard Disch, who is also the head coach of the men’s national team of Luxembourg. “They all made a really good job. All players leave Luxembourg with a big smile stamped on their face, a full package of new skills and with the awareness that Volleyball connects people. The next edition of the camp is already booked and we will try to push our activities even more in order to get more participants.”