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been a goal of the FIVB, and the Volley All Festival has
played a big part in it over the years. The Volley All Festi-
val provides an opportunity for all National Federations
to attract and support children and youth activities as
well as promote Volleyball and Beach Volleyball as fun,
recreational activities. The Federations, encouraged to
hold their events on the weekend before or after Mon-
day, July 1, attracted thousands upon thousands of you-
ths to play the game around the world.
The year 2008 was also noteworthy for all the efforts the
FIVB took toward keeping the sport clean of drugs. Early
in the year, the Technical Department prepared an FIVB
Doping Prevention Coaches’ Toolkit that was sent out to
all the National Federations and also published online.
The department also conducted a survey that revealed
that the FIVB was active in the fight against doping,
with the number of anti-doping tests both in competi-
tion and out shown to be on the rise.
By the end of the year, the FIVB was happy to confirm
that its revised anti-doping rules were in line with World
Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) regulations and that tests
had proven that dopers were relatively few and far
between in Volleyball and Beach Volleyball: 0.36 percent
of the 3,816 players tested in 2007 were positive, one of
the lowest percentages in the sporting world.
The FIVB Technical & Development Department had
its busiest year on record in 2008, with over 120
courses on the calendar, including Volleyball Coope-
ration Programs, FIVB Coaching Courses, Technical
Seminars and Refereeing Courses.
Egypt got the ball rolling with Level I and Level II Co-
aching Clinics in January, and the courses continued
deep into December in countries all around the world.
The department also launched a number of new
projects during the year, the first in collaboration
with the Technical Commission and its partners: the
e-library. The e-library features video clips that can be
watched frame by frame to analyze and instruct how
modern Volleyball is played. The clips can be found
on the FIVB website and are free for use by National
Federations, coaches, and players alike.
In early 2008, the FIVB Tsunami Task Force an-
nounced that the first of 18 schools planned in Indo-
nesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and the Maldives were on
their way to completion after inspection visits were
held for the USD 3 million aid project launched by the
FIVB to help the affected Asian areas affected by the
2004 tsunami. All the schools will have fully functio-
ning Volleyball nets in addition to desks, chairs, black-
boards and other standard classroom facilities.
Another educational project was the launch of the “Vol-
leyball at School” section on the FIVB website, which
stemmed from a five-day “Volleyball at School Sympo-
sium” held at the University of Saskatchewan in Sa-
skatoon, Canada in 2007. Thematerial online is an open
resource, and everyone is encouraged to draw from it
and add to it. The material includes all the presenta-
tion documents and video footage from the symposium,
which discussed ways to instruct schoolchildren how
to play the game and remain injury free.
Developing the game at the grassroots level has always
Technical &
Development activities
A successful FIVB Level I coaches’ course in Santo Domingo
The Young Players Volleyball Cooperation Programme in
Dominica was a great success
Volleyball at School in
Dominican Republic
Technical Evaluation DVDs
of the WCH 2006
New FIVB Doping Prevention
Coaches’ Tool Kit
Youth Volley All Festival in Argentina
Youth Volleyball Festival in Niger