Clayton Lucas, who this year is head coach for the June Emerging Elite Camp, will be flying into the camp from China, where he will be covering the FIVB Volleyball Nations League games as a broadcaster. Before that he was in Brazil to cover the new series, which began 15 May, features 12 core teams and four challenger teams for each gender. The finals are in early July, with the women’s final in Nanjing, China, on 1 July and the men wrapping up their competition in Lille, France a week later.
Lucas will be fitting in his coaching between broadcast sessions in a busy 260-match series. We know he’ll be bringing some remarkable stories to share with campers. The question is, will he be able to get enough rest to recover before his next round of broadcasting? To help, he’s been loaned a VbDC staff member’s house a short distance from the gym so he can unwind from working on one of the most exciting recent developments in international volleyball.