Canada had their photo day at the Olympic Rings Plaza, and also held a questions and answers session for journalists
Tijuana, Mexico, August 31, 2015 - After beginning their training camp prior to the FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship, the national team of Canada held a meeting with media representatives and Local Organising Committee officers.
Canada had their photo day at the Olympic Rings Plaza, and also held a questions and answers session with some journalists.
“We are happy to be here early, to get used to the climate. To get used to the training facilities. We are very lucky to be here early before the competition. So our athletes can get some time training here,” said coach John Barrett.
The final Canadian roster of 12 players prepares in Tijuana expecting to set the ball in play on September 11 at the Multi-Purpose Gym.
“This is our second year in a row, and we held our tryouts for the team after the NORCECA World Championship qualifier in El Salvador,” remembered Barrett, who was accompanied by Team Manager David Mcallister and by assistants Vincenzo Mallia and Brock Davidiuk, and physio Kevin Montgomery.
Players were also photographed before the Preliminary Inquiries, that are scheduled a couple of days before the beginning of the compettition.
“We are lucky to be here. It is really nice to stay in a place like this, a good facility and the residence is really close,” said outside hitter Ryan Nickifor, who has also been the captain of the team at international tournaments.
Nickifor and his teammates held a double session on Sunday as well as on Monday with a morning workout at the fitness gym, as well as court work. Other teams that are expected to arrive early for training camps are China and Egypt, on September 3.