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Level II coaches course gets underway in Mauritius

During the course, two days will be set aside for trainers and students from around Mauritius to take part in practical activities for young students.

Port Louis, Mauritius, November 26, 2013 – A Level II Coaches Course, sponsored by Olympic Solidarity, is currently underway in Mauritius.

The course led by course director André Glaive and course instructor Fayzal Bundhun began on November 24 and will continue through to December 6.

The opening ceremony on Saturday took place in the presence of the President of the National Olympic Committee of Mauritius, the President and Secretary General of the Mauritius Volleyball Federation as well a representative of the Ministry of Sport.

In all there were 35 candidates who participated in the course, comprising 29 men (four were observers) and six women (two observers). Among the male participants, five are from Madagascar, one from Seychelles, one from Comoros and 22 from Mauritius.

The course subjects include volleyball history and fundamental techniques of the sport in addition to the ways in which coaches can motivate players and enhance their confidence through the practice of the sport. Other subjects that will also be discussed are offensive organisation, defense, transition games, different styles of play and the physical preparation of players.

Participants will also learn about high performance volleyball, key elements of successful serving, defense formation and match preparation including coaches’ game plan.

The objectives of the coaches course are as follows:

- To improve the knowledge and competence of coaches and teachers so that they may gain recognition as FIVB coaches.
To present the most recent trends of the modern game of volleyball.
To establish in so far as possible a unified system for training coaches in all zones.   - To enable each National Federation to develop national courses and an internal method of training and qualifying coaches and teachers.
To exchange ideas and experiences.

Participants will be required to pass both the theoretical and practical components of the course in order to acquire certification.


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