Volleyball Coaches Urged to Ensure Improvement

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Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB) instructor Bernard Jose Denis has urged Liberian volleyball coaches to be disciplined and be determined to take the game to another level in the country.

The Seychelles national said Liberian coaches can become exceptional and help make the game standard and popular to attract sponsors.

He made the assertion yesterday, few minutes to the start of a 4-day CAVB Coaching Course at the SKD gymnasium in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.

The course brought together about 24 coaches from clubs, schools, the counties and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Coach Denis is the director for training of the Seychelles Sports Council and has been a Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB) instructor Level I from 1989 to 2004 and Level 2 from 2005 up to present.

He said course is aimed to improve the level of coaches understanding and development of the game to make volleyball attractive for sponsorships.

Coach Denis said the challenge facing volleyball associations all over Africa is money.

The international coach trainer with over 24 years of experienced urged Liberia volleyball president Moffie Kanneh to set both short and long range goals.

He indicated that the training would basically comprise of planning and managing drills and games.

Some of the topic named include: techniques, drills and game dig, service and volley, block and spike as well as drill design.

Others are: tactics, team composition, systems, formation as well as the principle of coaching, the rules of the game and physical conditioning.

The president of the Liberia Volleyball Federation (LVF), Cllr. Moffie Kanneh said the CAVB course is the second under his leadership and will also help coaches to recognize the difference between dreams and goals, and find out which types of goals produce the best results.  

He said coaches need to know some tips on how to keep their team mentally tough and stay consistent, along with defensive skills.

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