Preparations for the World Junior Championships in Monaco and France are well under way.
National junior coach Stefano Chiandotto, with the help from junior coach Kerrie Reitano in Brisbane, junior development assistant Linda Chiandotto in Sydney, and Bocce Victorian junior coach Angelo Parisi in Melbourne, are all doing their bit in helping to train the team that are spread across six cities and three states. It’s not an easy task but with the help of the many volunteers and some smart technology, it is progressing well.
Weekly Zoom check-ins meetings arranged by Bocce Sports Director Sonia Fava and fun rule quizzes are played as a way of strengthening the rules knowledge.
Facetime video streaming, where interstate coaches can view the players as they step through their training drills with instantaneous feedback, is proving to be beneficial.
All this, along with a comprehensive training journal prepared by Linda Chiandotto, are proving to be very useful in training the players in readiness for the World Titles.
Junior bocce clinics are being scheduled for Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in the coming weeks, so all junior players wishing to improve their skills should check with their State Federation for details of when the session will be in your state.
To help the juniors offset some of their travel and other costs, Bocce Australia has set up an Australian Sports Foundation fund to enable all donations to be 100 per cent tax deductable.