This is an entry in my volleyball coaching log for 2015-16.
Just 10 days now until the first training session with the team!
I’m still in Germany, so not a whole lot to report on the Svedala front. I talked with our new foreign signing the other day. Not surprisingly, she had several questions – mainly about non-volleyball stuff. I think I was actually able to answer most of them! 🙂
I found out on Tuesday that one of the clubs has been forced to withdraw from the Elitserie. This likely means the schedule will have to be completely redone about 6 weeks out from when the season was set to begin. I’m not sure how that is going to be handled.
We’ve officially added a seventh Swedish player to the squad. She comes from another club where she was used as a utility player. I talked with her a bit during her decision-making process. She talked about wanting to be able to focus on one position – preferably not setter. We’ve already got two setters in the team, with the prospect of maybe adding a third, so that’s not an issue. At this point, odds probably favor her focusing on playing OPP, where we only have one other in the position.
There are a couple of additional Swedish players still in the mix to potentially join the squad. Some decisions may not be made until September.
On a different subject, it sounds like the club has found a place for me to live at last. There might be a significant wrinkle, though.
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