World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball Level 1 Coaching Course confirmed in Europe!

UPDATE:

4 - Course FULL Press ReleaseAfter under a month of the registration being open, the Level 1 Sitting Volleyball Coaching Course taking place in Luxembourg next month is full!

28 participants (including 2 translators) from 14 different countries from around the globe will take part in the first ever official World ParaVolley coaching qualification for the leading ParaVolley discipline that is Sitting Volleyball, in the very zone where the sport was first established back in the 1950s.

The countries than have been confirmed as having a place are:

BEL, CRO, CYP, ENG, FRA, GEO, GRE, IRE, KOR, LAT, LUX, MON, NED, NOR

Originally founded in 1980, World ParaVolley has recently been placing significant emphasis on developing a clear pathway for coaches – and this Level 1 course represents an important milestone in that process.

ParaVolley consists of 4 different forms of Volleyball:

– Sitting Volleyball

– Sitting Beach Volleyball

– Standing Volleyball

– Standing Beach Volleyball

All of which are adapted versions of the sport of Volleyball aimed at players with a physical impairment.  However at club level, particularly with Sitting Volleyball, anyone and everyone can play.

With World ParaVolley closing in on 50 members, but over 70 nations worldwide active in ParaVolley, this course is designed to further develop those already working at the grass roots level and supports those who are looking to take the sport to new areas/countries.

Jouke de Haan and Matt Rogers will together tutor the course, each offering their own unique perspective of what is required to be an introductory Sitting Volleyball coach.

The course will be run at the ‘d’Coque’, the National Sports and Culture Centre which is located in the heart of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on the Kirchberg Plateau.

Those interested but who missed out this time can add their name to a waiting list if they wish to be notified when the next course will be run.

For more information about Sitting Volleyball, please see: www.volleyslide.net


LUX Level 1 Coaching Course-FlyerFor probably the first time in the sport’s history, LuxSittingVolley – in cooperation with the Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Volleyball, the Luxembourgish Paralympic Committee, World ParaVolley, ParaVolley Europe and VolleySLIDE – is running a Sitting Volleyball Level 1 Coaching Course this coming May, alongside the 2017 CEV Volleyball European Championship Small Countries Division – Men qualifications.

The course is open for applications from all over the world and will take place from May 13th to 16th, 2016. It is the first step on the world coaching qualification pathway aimed at national / regional coaches.

The course will be run at the ‘Coque’, the National Sports and Culture Centre, which is located in the heart of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on the Kirchberg Plateau.

Jouke de Haan and Matt Rogers will together tutor the course, each offering their own unique perspective of what is required to be an introductory Sitting Volleyball coach.

Jouke has a wealth of coaching experience at all levels, but most notably is the former Head Coach of The Netherlands, Germany, Egypt and Rwanda men’s national teams whilst currently acting as the Chair of the World ParaVolley Coaches Commission leading on the implementation of the three-level coaching pathway for Sitting Volleyball.

Matt is the founder and leader of VolleySLIDE, the world education programme for Sitting Volleyball, the Paralympic form of ParaVolley.  He previously led on the creation and establishment of the English club network and was the programme manager of the British teams.  Matt now combines his voluntary involvement in Sitting Volleyball with his position at the CEV as the Competitions Coordinator.

For more information, or to request the application form, contact luxsittingvolley@gmail.com

The initial deadline for application to register on the course is the 1st April 2016 –  #getinvolved

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