NexGen Setter Development (December)
The Canadian Elite Academy "NexGen Setter Development" pilot project.
The project will be the start of training to create the next generation of Setters in Saskatchewan. We will be seeking a set of 16 athletes who would like to train to be the next group of setters. The athletes must be between 11-14 years of age or still in Elementary school. (This is just a guideline. They could be older or younger. We are looking for athletes with no more than a single season or no training as a setter. The athletes must understand the commitment and desire to become the NexGen Setters. The athletes must be dedicated, willing to work hard, coachable, and train more than the rest. This program will run for one month for two days each week at Father Robinson indoor Courts. The program will run Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7 pm.
The Head coach for these sessions will be Toako Chie Inamura. Chie's Bio can be seen below.
In 1990, Chie played in the Asian Junior Women's Volleyball Championship and won gold. She was awarded the best setter award. In 1991 she played in the Women's U20 World Championship and won bronze. She was awarded the best setter award. In 1990 and 1994, she played for the University of Tsukaba Women's Volleyball Team. Tsukaba University was one of the top teams in Japan. In 1987 and 1990, Chie with the Tsukaba University came to play against the University of Saskatchewan. In 1994 Chie came to Saskatoon to be an assistant coach at the University of Saskatchewan. Since then, she has coached Club volleyball, High school volleyball, and Community volleyball and done individual practice in the province. She is considered one of the best setter coaches in the province by many.
- Darren Cannell