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12-day FIVB Level 1 Coaches Course for women concludes in Iran

Participants of the Level 1 Coaches Course pose for a photo with course director Eva Brodyova (white scarf), Iran Volleyball Federation Secretary General Mahmoud Afshardoust and coaching instructor Samira Seifzadeh (dark blue jacket)
 Tehran, Iran, March 1, 2014 – A 12-day FIVB Level I Coaches Course directed by Eva Brodyova from Slovakia with Iranian coaching instructor Samira Seifzadeh has successfully concluded in Tehran on Friday.

The course was supervised by the Women’s Affairs Department under the leadership of the FIVB. The majority of the 35 female participants were teachers or coaches from local schools, universities and clubs, and included a number of senior national team players.

“Supporting women’s sport is priority task for the Ministry of Sport,” said Sports and Youth Ministry representative Robab Shahrian, who opened the course. “Organizing such courses will lead to greater progress and development of women’s sport in Iran.” 

Shahrian said she hoped women’s volleyball would be able to make the same progress as men’s volleyball in Iran. She hopes the players will be motivated to improve and coaches will participate in similar courses. 

Iran Volleyball Federation President Dr. Mohammad Reza Davarzni echoed Sharian’s sentiments. 

“The Federation’s duty is to prepare facilities and good conditions for everyone to improve and reach the highest stage possible in tournaments, and we will not neglect to do this,” Davarzni said. “But we expect the players and coaches to increase their motivation for achieving these goals on the women’s side.”

Other members of the Iran Volleyball Federation who were present at the opening ceremony included Sedigheh Kabizadeh, Vice President for women’s affairs; Husain-Ali Mehranpoor, Director of the Research and Training Department; Mahmoud Afshardoust, Secretary General; and Vice President Halim Sharee. 

The theory and practical sessions were held in the headquarters of the Federation, with the students taking part in 88 hours of study. 

The Federation intends to organize similar courses for coaches and referees. 


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