Last Thursday, in the splendid setting of the PalaPanini, was an important day for Modena Volley: the usual “Giovanili Day” event was held with the Modena Volley Youth Sector as protagonist. From the meeting with the first team, through the usual photos and best wishes for the Christmas holidays, up to the moment of discussion between the coaches and the boys of the yellow-blue youth team.

Fabio Donadio, head of Modena Volley Youth Sector, took stock of the situation: “The new season, which started in August, began a long time ago and is continuing very well. All the teams are active – explains Donadio – and they are facing their respective championships in the best possible way. Furthermore, on Friday 8 December, the “KVL” tournament organized by Manuel Armaroli who is the organizational director of the youth sector took place. As always, it was an important and prestigious tournament in in which several teams from all over Italy participated, including us with teams from Under 19 to Under 13. This year we have around 200 kids, starting from the introductory centers up to the Under 19. We can therefore count on all categories, including Under 10, Under 11, Under 12, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17. The coaches must teach the kids how to play volleyball – continues Donadio -, but at the same time know that they have kids in front of them, from the youngest to the oldest, young and adolescents who need attention in all areas of their daily life. That of the coach, who sees them working in the gym every day, is a figure that matters a lot. It is essential to have a constant relationship between technicians and from this point of view the technical meetings organized by Emiliano Ferrari who is the technical director of the youth sector are very important. What matters is the growth of our kids, on and off the pitch. The sporting result is important, as even the kids themselves obviously always want to win when they play. Our task is to teach how to achieve these results, both from a technical and personal growth point of view in such a way as to give them additional responsibilities in their daily lives. The objective of the youth sector – concludes Donadio – is to bring the kids to the highest possible technical level, starting from the youngest to the oldest. It is important to underline that this year we have included six boys from our academy in the Super League roster, without forgetting those who are on loan in A2, A3 and B.”