It is widely recognised that Coaches are the driving force behind sport development.  It takes a unique character to commit to building a team and to take them to compete at competitions.  This work is multifaceted and is more subjective than any other workforce area (Refereeing, Classification, Technical Officials etc), however this just increases the potential for what can be learnt.  

Primary Function of Coaches

The VolleySLIDE materials cover all aspects of the sport and are often the best place to start should you wish to begin coaching sitting volleyball.  Beyond this there are two levels of world coaching qualification available.

 

Sitting Volleyball Level 1 specifics:

  • Qualifies participants to: Lead on club training and match coaching or assist with the delivery of high performance training sessions and match play
  • Course Content:
    • Coaching Skills
    • Skills and drills
    • Team systems
    • Talent ID (suitability and classification)
  • Learning Objectives: 18 (click to download list)
  • Educational Hours: 20-25
    • e-learning – 7 hours
    • Self Study – 3-5 hours
    • Practical – 14 hours (1 x 8, 1 x 6)
  • General pre-requisites: Must be at least 18 years old
  • Sporting pre-requisites:
    • Completion of VolleySLIDE e-learning, or
    • Hold a valid national Level 1 Coaching Volleyball qualification, or
    • Hold a valid FIVB Level 1 or 2 Coaching Volleyball qualification
  • Tutor/Participant ratio: 1 to 14
  • Assessment: Continuous – e-learning knowledge checks, portfolio/self study tasks, active participation in sessions & activities / training session planning and observation
  • Awarded: Diploma (or Certificate of Attendance)
  • Cost:
    • 50 EUR WPV Registration Fee
    • Cost of attending practical element
  • Time limit: must complete within 24 months of registration
  • Organiser: World ParaVolley Zones
  • Coaching License Validity: Coaches must complete 2 WPV webinars/workshops a year

Sitting Volleyball Level 2 specifics:

  • Qualifies participants to: Independently plan, deliver and evaluate sitting volleyball related activities to groups in this high-performance environment, including coaching in competition.
  • Course Content:
    • Individual athlete support
    • Classification rules and processes
    • Session planning
    • Skills acquisition and drill management
    • Managing team staff
    • Team systems and tactics
    • Match analysis
    • Coaching philosophy
  • Learning Objectives: 36 (click to download list)
  • Educational Hours: 55-60
    • e-learning – 16 hours
    • Self Study – 15-20 hours
    • Practical – 24 hours (2 x 8, 1 x 7)
  • General pre-requisites:
    • Must be at least 21 years old
    • Have a supporting letter from WPV member (where applicable)
    • Minimum 12 months since completing WPV Level 1 Coaching
  • Sporting pre-requisites:
    • Hold the WPV Level 1 Coaching Sitting Volleyball qualification, or
    • Hold a valid national Level 2 or above Coaching Volleyball qualification, or
    • Hold a valid FIVB Level 1 or 2 Coaching Volleyball qualification
  • Tutor/Participant ratio: 1 to 8
  • Assessment: Continuous – e-learning knowledge checks, portfolio/self study tasks, active participation in sessions & activities, practical observation in training and match situation and engagement in a wide range of practical activities allied to high-performance coaching
  • Awarded: Diploma (or Certificate of Attendance)
  • Cost:
    • 100 EUR WPV Registration Fee
    • Cost of attending practical element
  • Time limit: must complete within 24 months of registration
  • Organiser: World ParaVolley
  • Coaching License Validity: Coaches must complete 3 WPV webinars/workshops a year

Look out for more being announced over the Level 1 and Level 2 course in the near future.

Key Contact:

developmentdirector@worldparavolley.org