The Volleyball Naples This season he has decided not to focus only on the first team he plays for Women’s Series C, but also a thriving youth sector that can enable female athletes to develop. For this reason, the Italian club also takes part in a championship Women’s First Division and in D series.
“When we decided at the end of last year to play Serie D with an under-21 team and the First Division with an all-under-18 team – explained Alessandro Maionewho was entrusted with the D – We knew it wouldn’t be easy, but in the third year of the consortium we had to transform the growth of our youth teams. Today, about a month after the start of the championships, we had confirmation of this with the results of the first three days“.
A new challenge for the Neapolitan club, which has decided to focus on young and emerging profiles in order to create a solid foundation for the future: “I stay positive and look to the future – says Maione – We work on the growth process of our athletes and to improve we must face strong teams, paying attention not to the result, but to the performance and growth of individuals and teams“.
The coach emphasizes the importance of the growth process, regardless of the result at the end of each game: “Unfortunately, it is not always easy to make parents understand what path we have taken (they often only look at the result), but it is important that athletes understand and share it“.
The category championships also began last week Under 18 And Below 16. “We were in a difficult group among the U18 players – continues Maione – But we managed to get a 3-0 win against the Melito Volley team. For the U16 players we are in the green group, for the girls almost all of them are in their first experience, with whom we achieved a good 3-1 at Monte Volley. The path is long and steep, but as they say… the view at the top is wonderful“.
(Source: press release)