Development News


Lausanne, Switzerland, November 28, 2018 – The FIVB Development team has again enjoyed a productive year ensuring that the next wave of coaches is fully trained and up to date with the latest methods of coaching volleyball and beach volleyball.

The FIVB’s coaching instructors have been busy delivering coaching courses across all five continental confederations and in three different languages – English, French and Spanish – to ensure that players of all ages and experience will be coached in best practice and introduced to the latest technical and tactical developments. These courses were held alongside the further development of an e-learning ecosystem based on online education courses which empower national federations to continue their work in this domain.

In total the FIVB ran 62 coaching courses made up of 49 volleyball coaching courses – 27 Level 1 courses and 22 Level 2 courses – and 13 beach volleyball courses, run by 51 different FIVB Coaching Instructors.

Forty-two national federations organised FIVB Coaching Courses with candidates from 103 nationalities taking part.

The first course of the year, a Volleyball Level 1 course, took place in Sri Lanka from March 26-30 and was run in English. The final course, a Volleyball Level 2 course, was held in Mexico in Spanish and ran from November 21-25.

Five thousand, nine hundred and twenty candidates took part in the FIVB’s coaching courses in 2018, 79 percent of whom were male and 21 percent female. Forty-seven percent were aged between 30 and 40 years of age, 29 percent were aged over 40 and 24 percent were aged between 20 and 30.

The Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) organised the most courses with 19, followed closely by the Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) who organised 18. The South American Volleyball Confederation (CSV) ran 13 coaching courses, the North and Central American and Caribbean Confederation (NORCECA) organised eight and the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) ran four.

Underpinning the face to face coaching was the online FIVB Coaches Resource Centre, which featured four courses – Volleyball Level 1 and 2, Beach Volleyball and Training the Trainer.

Eight thousand, four hundred and eighty aspiring coaches took part in Volleyball Level 1, 4,808 took part in Volleyball Level 2, 2,665 participated in Beach Volleyball and 1,355 completed the Training the Trainer course.

The improvement of coaching development and education, including online education courses, is a key pillar of the FIVB’s efforts to grow the sports of volleyball and beach volleyball worldwide.


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