Sep 17, 2008, 4:51 AM
of International Volleyball (FIVB) Volleyball Your Way Course for young beach
volleyball players opens under the auspices of The Gambia Volleyball Federation
on Tuesday at the Olympic House in Bakau.
This came from the framework of FIVB development programmes for developing countries to support the technical skills of the local coaches and young players.
Twenty participants are drawn from various clubs to partake in the 5-day course.
“Leadership and career development is a key intervention area for the federation and we are grateful to FIVB for sending an instructor Johann Huber to train our coaches,” Bai Dodou Jallow, acting President of Gambia Volleyball Federation said in his opening remarks.
He advised the participants to make good use of the instructor’s experience and be productive and loyal during the course of the programme.
He further urged them to be attentive and focused as well as obey the rules of the instructor. “We can have lot of Huber’s in the Gambia,” he concluded.
The Executive Director of National Sports Council Marcel Mendy advised the participants to grab the opportunity and get everything from Huber during the course, saying “some of us are coaches, referees and administrators when in actual fact we did not go through the necessary trainings”.
“It is of overwhelming importance that you ensure that you give your best to the training,” Marcel said.
The opening ceremony was attended by Olympic Committee officials, volleyball executive members and local media.
About the Programme
“Volleyball Your Way Course (VBYW) formerly called Volleyball Cooperation Programme. The Volleyball Your Way Course Programme focuses on teaching the basics of volleyball to children and young people. The key target groups are teachers and grassroots coaches.