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The goal of the project is to upgrade the levels of
performance of national federations by motivating
them to prepare programmes at the grass root level
that can become eligible for funding, with develop-
ment of youth teams for competitions in mind.
The objective of the FIVB is to increase the as-
sistance to national federations in category I
and II in order to give them the possibility to or-
ganize their competitions and administration.
The FIVB Development centres, located in each con-
tinent, had a very busy year.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Presi-
dent Dr. Jacques Rogge personally congratulated
FIVB President Jizhong Wei for the FIVB’s compre-
hensive 2010 development plan. In a letter sent to
Mr. Wei, Dr. Rogge said he was grateful to learn that
the FIVB is doing its utmost to apply the spirit of the
Olympic Charter by investing the majority of the IOC
funds the FIVB receives into Volleyball and Beach
Volleyball development, “particularly if it increases
universality”. “You should be commended for the ef-
forts and the extraordinary result achieved in this
respect,” Dr. Rogge said.
The 2009 Volleyball Cooperation Programme (VCP)
Report, the first VCP report of its kind, was as well
unveiled on the FIVB website. The VCP, formerly
known as Sports Aid programme, has been the es-
sence of the Development Commission since 1989
and is the FIVB’s fundamental grass root platform
through which constructive development action
is taken to support national federations in order
to raise their level of Volleyball and Beach Volley-
ball. The main objectives of the VCP are to gener-
ate a permanent development impact and to ensure
that Volleyball and Beach Volleyball take firm roots
within countries and regions that many would think
as impossible, mainly due to many environmental
constraints from both an economic and political
perspective. A total of 48 VCP courses took place
in 2009 with the Africa Confederation (CAVB) host-
ing 26. Elsewhere the Asia Confederation (AVC) had
courses in 12 countries, NORCECA four and South
America (CSV) and Oceania three. The report also
shows that 1234 participants took part in training
programmes, a slight decrease on 2008.
The latest installment of revolutionary educational
tools – the FIVB Multimedia Teaching Material for
Referees 2009 – was released on the FIVB website.
The FIVB Multimedia Teaching Material for Referees
2009, which is approved by the FIVB Rules of the
Games Commission and Refereeing Commission,
is an innovative tool for introducing the complete
set of Volleyball rules and regulations to Volleyball
referee instructors, referees and even players and
fans. Everything from the rulebook, to refereeing
guidelines, protocol and instructions are included
while issues such as how to check a completed
score sheet are also covered. Dynamic, interactive
and informative, the Multimedia Teaching Material
for referees 2009 has opened the game of Volley-
ball up to many new practitioners whilst aiding the
development of the sport around the world.
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