Eczacibasi Academy: The Legacy of Eczacibasi Sports Club
Developing young players is a priority for Eczacibasi Sports Club
Emphasising the importance of the project, Eczacibasi Sports Club President Faruk Eczacibasi said: “Thousands of young girls play volleyball within the scope of the Future Spike project. Obviously you cannot expect all of them to become world champions or play volleyball in the long run but you can expect them to become self-confident individuals in the future as true representatives of Turkish women. As Eczacibasi Sports Club we do not merely consider sports as competing and winning titles. I believe that the Future Spike programme is a very good combination of this approach of ours.”
“The process of forming volleyball players is composed of two parts: the first part is selecting talented players and after that comes the technical qualification process.
“Selecting important players is very important. We spend a lot of energy in this process and Eczacibasi volleyball schools open us many doors in this respect. Also through the Future Spike programme we bring volleyball closer to the young girls of Turkey with the support of Future Spike programme’s founder Sırma Üç and her efforts in cooperation with us to expand the pool of young players. The expansion of Future Spike campuses in Turkey gives us the chance to search for young talents in a wider area.
The second part is the technical qualification process, which is composed of six years. For each category (U13, U15 and U17 teams) we have different targets according to the technical development. By developing them into technically high-level players, we also aim at preparing them for the international high-level volleyball. Once they are technically qualified, it is time for them to play at a higher level. Because after that six-year process, gaining maturity plays a very important role. That’s why they go to other clubs to play in the league system. Every year we observe those players’ performance during the season. After the season we invite them to our off-season training programme, check their development and plan the next steps for their future.”
2019 Women's Club World Championship
Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul are one of eight clubs set to participate in the FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship in Shaoxing, China from December 3 to 8. For more information about the competition, click here.
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