PRESS RELEASE 01.09.2006

FIVB launches new web-based educational tool

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Lausanne, 16 August 2006 – The FIVB is pleased to announce the launch of a new educational tool on its website that will benefit coaches, players, volleyball players and fans worldwide. The new tool is the result of thousands of hours of preparation and offers high-quality streaming video to illustrate many different playing techniques and strategies for the sport.

The video clips offered as technical evaluations of volleyball skills have been selected from the world’s best teams that participated in last year’s editions of the FIVB’s major annual events, the World League for men and World Grand Prix for women. The tool will be enhanced in the future to include footage and evalutations from this year’s World Championships in Japan. The FIVB technical training site will also serve as a powerful educational tool for both instructors and young players at the grass-roots level. The content on the site can be downloaded directly or viewed in real time on the web as streaming video.

The websites can be found under the following links: http://www.fivb.org/en/technical/worldleague/2005/

"We are delighted to have launched this tool now shortly before the World Championships and the finals of the World League and the World Grand Prix. This is the result of a close partnership between the FIVB Technical Commission’s President Professor Hiroshi Toyoda and Secretary Mr Peter Murphy and Dr Berthold Fröhner and Dr Bernd Zimmermann from the IAT Institute in Leipzig, Germany over the past two years. The simplicity on the web belies the thousands of man-hours invested in preparation, including scouting a large selection of video clips and preparing the final content for the web. We are determined to improve this tool continuously and to serve our member National Federations and Volleyball fans," said Helgi Thorsteinsson, FIVB Technical & Development Director.