Lao Volleyball team to train in China

Posted by samakomlao Monday, August 10, 2009

The Lao men's volleyball team will train in China for one month in the lead-up to the 25th SEA Games in Vientiane later this year.

The team will commence their training camp in August or October.

The team's leader, Mr Khampheng Mitpaxa said the team will use the training camp to improve their techniques and tactics.

Mr Khampheng said the Lao Volleyball Federation will organise an international tournament in Vientiane in the lead-up to the games.

He said the federation is struggling with funding to organise both the tournament and the volleyball event during the SEA Games.

The Lao volleyball teams lack experience at the international level and will struggle to get past the first round of the event at the games, he said.

The male and female national volleyball teams are currently training hard at indoor courts in Nongtha village under the guidance of Chinese coach Mr Yin Ming.

The teams will soon commence training at the indoor stadium in Xaythany district two days per week after the Lao National Sports Committee finished its final inspections of the stadium recently.

The teams will use the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the stadium which will host the volleyball event during the games.

The federation plans to send both teams to train in Vietnam after the men's team return from China and will select two teams of twelve apiece to compete in the SEA Games.

By Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong

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