VDC Volleyball Academy Starway - Jutta Riikonen
VDC Volleyball Academy Starway
Jutta has been through VDC pathway towards the top. Now Jutta has a professional contract in Finnish SM Liiga. She works with a top agency who help her to shape in professional contract mindset. With VDC you get guidance for your goals as an athlete. We provide you mental coaching, physical coaching and mindset towards professional development opportunities. Her next step is abroad. Here is the story of Jutta, enjoy!
My name is Jutta Riikonen and I am a 20-year-old finnish outsidehitter. I started working with Virginie and VDC when I was 14 years old. I played in Salon Viesti in the second highest league in Finland. One time we went to a training camp in Belgium and we also went to a tournament in Germany! They were the coolest experiences! After Salo Virginie helped me to take the next step and play in the highest league in Finland, Mestaruusliiga. I was only 16 years old. I think that all the hard work during that two years with Virginie really helped me to be able to take that step! Virrie has shaped my way of thinking more professional and also taught me not to be down after a mistake but to see it as an opportunity to find new solutions and that way improve for example attack variety etc. That has also helped me to read the game better, what can the opponent do and how can I make sure that they can’t make a point. I know that I can always contact Virrie and she will help me with everything. I consider it very valuable to be able to ask advice from such an experienced player/coach. One day I hope to play abroad as a professional volleyball player and I think that with hard work and all the lessons and help I’ve gotten from Virrie I will be able to take that step.