Record-breaking year under way
If 2012 proved hugely productive for the FIVB Technical
and Development Department, an even busier year of
Volleyball Cooperation Programme (VCP) courses, coaching
courses and technical seminars is already under way. When
the department released its calendar for 2013 it showed
a record-breaking number of courses scheduled (119),
covering a full spectrum of subjects and locations around
the world.
For FIVB Technical and Development director Helgi Thorsteinsson,
there was particular satisfaction to be drawn from the involvement
of countries in developing regions. “We’re very pleased to see
that remote federations, especially in Asia, are showing even
greater interest in hosting courses,” Thorsteinsson said.
Activities in the NORCECA region are also on the rise. African
federations remain primary targets, as in previous years, and
many of them have benefitted strongly from these programmes.
We’re looking forward to working with our partners in all the
confederations, national federations, development centres and,
of course, the coaches and players who make these courses
In 2012, VCP courses were active over 267 days of the year, while
coaching and technical courses added up to 433 days of sessions
between them. From the start of this year, the Technical and
Development department, as well as the regional Development
Centres, anticipated further growth in demand. This is in line with
the needs of national federations and the goal laid out by the new
FIVB leadership to keep development at the heart of its mandate.
The Technical and Development department continues to increase
its capacity to deliver high-quality training, but also depends on
the contributions of local and regional partners to help support
the heavy course schedule. The department has been encouraged
by the results of this collaborative approach, which include the
coaches who have been certified through FIVB-backed
courses worldwide since 2002 – 4,481 to Level I, 1,777 to Level II
and 166 to Level III.
In 2012 alone, 425 coaches received Level I certification, 158
received Level II and 31 received Level III. Of these 614 individuals,
were women.
A VCP Teachers Course in Burkina Faso
Setting up a bright future in volleyball - A VCP Teachers Course
in Saint Kitts and Nevis
A VCP Referees Course in Ghana