The Fast Track Programme


Steven ToddThe Fast Track Programme was introduced to Scottish Volleyball in season 2006/07.  It is designed to ‘fast track’ the best of our young talent through to the National Team Programmes, and beyond.  The Fast Track Programme is also designed to help improve the performance standards of the Schelde National Leagues by focussing on the key role of the setter within the game.

The development;

In season 2009/10 the Fast Track Programme was a huge success, consistently supported by both coaches and clubs, and successfully achieving the targets set for the programme.  The programme examined the link between the setters and their key spikers in some detail.

I am delighted to announce that the Fast Track programme will again be staged in season 2010/11, and will again use the work of the setter as a primary focus. The Fast Track Programme schedule is;


Date Venue Time Session Theme
Sunday 19th September 2010 Coltness HS 10:00 – 17:00 The ‘A B C’s’ of the role of the setter
Sunday 17th October 2010 Coltness HS 10.00 – 17.00 The setter and the outside hitters
Saturday 5th February 2011 Coltness HS 10.00 – 17.00 The setter and the crucial link with the Middle Hitters
Aberdeen tbc 10.00 – 17.00 The ‘A B C’s’ of the role of the setter
Saturday 19th March Coltness HS 10.00 – 17.00 The setter in game play
Aberdeen tbc 10.00 – 17.00 The setter and the outside hitters

The format;

The sessions are all practical and will be delivered by SVA Staff Coaches.  The third and fourth sessions will be delivered simultaneously in Coltness and Aberdeen.  The sessions in the North are part of the Northern Development Project.

Signing up for the Fast Track;

To sign up for the Fast Track you need to be nominated by your coach.  The nominations should be sent through to Kirsteen at the SVA Office – the contact details are below.  The hope is that your coach will attend the sessions with you, to help make the practices work smoothly, to learn about the role of the setter with you, to engage in the processes of improvement with you.

The Fast Track Programme will be intense, it will be fun, it will be rewarding, it will be demanding and to be there you need to get your Coach to nominate you.  Places on this Fast Track day will be limited, so act now!

Contact Kirsteen at the SVA Office by email, or by phone 0131 556 4633 and we will get back to you with details, and hopefully the offer of a place.  Make a date, this one is important.

Thomas Dowens
SVA Director of Coaching
August 11th 2010

Photograph by kind permission of Michael McConville