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Each of the levels has its own ‘philosophy.’ The main
Volleyball contents include
How to play
(Level I),
How to
(Level II) and
How to coach
(Level III). The program
at every Level reflects each of these main ideas.
It should be mentioned that the Level III Courses are the
top of the FIVB educational system– “academic courses”
– aimed at bringing the latest ideas of contemporary
Volleyball and its innovations to the coaches of leading
clubs and national teams as well as to the best FIVB
Usually FIVB organizes about 30 courses with almost
1000 participants yearly.
The special Volleyball Cooperation Program courses are
aimed at providing regular Volleyball activities to a new
generation of young people and have to be added to the
general scheme of the FIVB courses.
The unique feature of the FIVB Coaches courses is
that they are organised specifically for those involved
in the sport of Volleyball – coaches, instructors, school
teachers, players. Each course participant can find his
own strictly-practical interests or/and general subjects.
All questions concerning an organization of the courses,
any formalities and procedures like:
–– Program and working hours distribution
–– Conditions and criteria
–– Practical and written exams
–– Attestations and certificates received are specified in
theOperational Manual for the FIVB instructors. They
have to be presented to the participants by the Course
Director and can be a subject for the Questions/
Answers sessions during a course.
There are three main sponsors to support financially
the FIVB Coaches Courses – FIVB, Olympic Solidarity
(OS) and National Federations involved (NF).
Technical seminars
Some of the National Federations have requested the
practical help in certain playing actions: setters, centre
In general, the ultimate end of any FIVB activity is a
creation of the Volleyball “product”. In other words, it
means a preparation of the very attractive sports show
which in form and in content offers to spectators and
TV viewers the real thrilling fight over the net.
Keep the ball flying! This is the FIVB sloganwhich reflects
the main sense of our game.
From the sports point of view the “product” is the high
quality of the players and teams competitive performance.
Themain figure and very often just the single personwho
is in charge of such performances and results is the coach.
This is why the problem of the coaches’ practical work
and an improvement in the standard of their knowledge
is one of the special concerns of the FIVB.
Needless to say these questionsmainly have to be resolved
in a frame of each National Federation by means of
their own educational system: University, High School
sports, Institutions, Volleyball Schools, national courses,
seminars, an edition of the methodical materials etc.
But all of this is activity on the national level only and
often it is very limited.
In order to introduce advanced methods of the coaches’
preparation and education on the global level, the FIVB
has created its own system. To represent it there is a
necessity to cover the following 5 main points.
FIVB Coaches Courses
These are the core of the FIVB educational idea and
consist of three degrees:
Level I
92 working hours
12 days of duration
Level II
94 working hours
13 days of duration
Level III
56 working hours
7 days of duration.
Chapter II
FIVB Coaches Course System
by Mr. Yuri Chesnokov, former President of Coaches Commission (1933 - 2009)
Chapter II -
FIVB Coaches Course System