With the Baltic League currently underway in Jelgava, Latvia, members of the Latvia men’s national sitting volleyball team are having another opportunity to impress national team coaches ahead of roster cuts to bring the team down to 10 from its current 14. These cuts need to be made for the European Championships scheduled for October.
16-year-old Aleksandrs Ronis is one of the players hoping to survive the cut. He had previously tried wheelchair basketball, but had conflicts with his schedule that made it difficult to participate. After only a little bit of time competing at sitting volleyball, he got the invite to participate with his team in the Baltic Cup. Vadims Landiševs is another player hoping to make the team. He’s been a regular member of the Latvian side since 1993 and has competed at several European Championships.
Players will have another opportunity to impress coaches at the Riga Cup 2015 being held at the end of March. Coaches have stated that they are planning to use it as another opportunity to get a look at players.