FIVB expert trains Nigeria Beach Volleyball coaches as Nimrod hails high level course


Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB)expert cum Instructor Mohammed Benhamida is already in Abuja to train about 25 Nigeria’s best Beach Volleyball coaches picked from the country in the art of high level physical trainings and techniques involving the game.

Benhamida who is also the Confederation of Africaine de Volleyball (CAVB) Online Academy Director has also hailed the quality of talents abound in the country as regards players and coaches too.

Speaking at the High Performance Center of the Abuja National Stadium, Package B on Friday said that the training is to produce quality coaches that would later graduate to the high coaching level of assessors in Africa.

“This Course fits in with Confederation of Africaine de Volleyball (CAVB) strategy which is in line with our objectives. One of the pillars of our objectives is the coaching systems. So we are developing certain systems of training coaches. We have two levels; the national level which is the one we are doing right now here in Abuja. We also have the continental level which is higher than this one and we have the continuous training. We have to start with the first level which is the national level. Then after that the best coaches will be selected to the continental level ad the best from there will be selected to the continuous training.

“At the continuous level we are preparing continental assessors. We believe that Africa in terms of coaching or education should be managed by its own assessors. We have huge qualities actually we have 14 assessors from different countries in Africa. They ill manage certain courses here in the continent” Benhamida in Abuja.

Meanwhile the President of the Nigeria Volleyball Federation Engineer Musa Nimrod has hailed his Board for ensuing that the first ever high level Volleyball Coaching Course was brought to Nigeria. According to him this will impact greatly on the Nigerian coaches who will later transfer what they have learnt to bring out the best in the players technically.

“We want to thank God for making it possible us to bring this Course to Abuja. The last time Volleyball Course was held in this country was in 2002. Then it was just a refresher Course not a high level Course that is taking place right now in Abuja. Currently we have the Online and Physical Courses available but we chose the physical one that is more convenient for our coaches. That is why the Instructor is here in Abuja. In the nest four or five days the FIVB expert will be tutoring our coaches and our coaches and my Board are excited about this and I believe that the successes that will follow will be great”, the visibly elated Volleyball Federation boss disclosed.



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