Development News

Bangkok, Thailand, November 10, 2017 – The Level I FIVB Coaches Course, which was held between November 6 and 10 at the FIVB Development Centre in Bangkok, came to a fruitful close on Friday with all 51 candidates achieving Level I status after a five-day course under the tuition of FIVB Instructor Mr Albertus Johannes Rudolf (Appie) Krijnsen from the Netherlands.

Over the course, the candidates from 12 national federations comprising Australia, China, England, Finland, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Oman, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand covered a wide range of topics to develop their skills. They also underwent the theoretical session at the Ramkhamhaeng Gym which had involved with delivering drills, analysing their performances and carrying out some fitness testing.

Also attending the course were Thailand’s two superstar spikers Pleumjit Thinkaow and Wilavan Apinyapong and player-cum-coach Wanna Buakaew.

Away from the formalities of the course, the seminar also gave all the candidates a chance to share their ideas and experiences and discuss the development of volleyball around the world.

The course was aimed at improving knowledge and competence of coaches and volleyball teachers so that they can become successful coaches and they may gain recognition as AVC and FIVB coaches in the near future.

Mr Somporn Chaibangyang, President of the Thailand Volleyball Association, presided over the closing ceremony on Friday and presented certificates to all candidates. Also joining him in the closing ceremony as the guest of honour was AVC Vice President and Secretary-General Mr Shanrit Wongprasert.

“After five days of tireless dedication, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to all of you on your success in the course. This is a good proof that all of you are potential persons and can chase your dreams of becoming successful coaches in the near future. I hope that your attendance in the Level I FIVB Course will be a great asset to your future coaching career. Finally, I wish you all a safe, pleasant trip back home,” Mr Somporn delivered his speech during the closing ceremony.


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