The Fiji Volleyball Federation plans to do away with the traditional open tryouts for national teams and has adopted a new strategy.
Talent scouts have started preparing for the Pacific Games next year in the Solomon Islands.
FVF performance director Tevita Lewetuitovo says they have adopted an elite training program to help them select only the best for the national teams ahead of the Pacific Games.
“The volleyball season according to our schedule will end in April next year. For three months, we will organize a competition for all the players that we have identified to join the Elite program. It will include clinics for players, coaches and referees. The elite players will form a team and they will have their respective coach. So this will see a course delivered to everyone in the program which I think will benefit Fiji in the future.
Lewetuitovo, who monitors players, has so far competed in New Town and Suva Volleyball.
The former national coach will be in the West next week.
He says they are looking for players who have the height and elevation and clarified that they would only recruit from associations holding competitions.
The vision is to have a balanced squad of new and experienced players who go through the elite program before being considered for national duties.