Christmas Camp

2017 Christmas Camp

The Christmas Camp has been a feature of the men’s National Team Programme for the past six years.  The three-day camp is presented at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Centre in Motherwell, in the period between Christmas and the New Year.  This year that means Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th of December. The Camp will feature players and staff from both the YS and the Senior Programmes, and the main focus of the work will be on improving net play.

The Camp is an outstanding CPD opportunity for Scottish Coaches, and on behalf of the National Team Programme I would take this opportunity to invite you to attend the sessions on Saturday 30th December, to observe and ask questions of the players and staff about the targets and the work. 

The schedule for the day is listed below, and you will be made most welcome whether you attend for the full day, or just one of the sessions.

I look forward to seeing you on the 30th

Time and session outline Senior Squad YS Squad
10.00 – 12.00 –  Sports psych session 3 Review of blocking work – review of defensive timing. Followed by a focus on approach pathways and timing in the side-out phase Ball control
Followed by blocking
Followed by work on block-defence V hitters
12.00 – 13.00 working lunch – sports psych session 3 What aspects of the performance do we need to address to be successful in the match V England in the Spring What is ‘confidence’, how important is it when performing, how do you get it, and how easy is it to lose? (BS DC)
13.15 – 13.45 specialist session 3 Setters
13.45 – 15.45 Practical session 6 Offence V block
Side out V transition
6 V 6 game play
Offence V block
Side out V transition
6 V 6 game play

Thomas Dowens
Head Coach
Men’s National Team Programme