Lausanne, Switzerland, January 23, 2018 - At today’s Development Commission meeting, FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F? spoke of the important roles that coaching support and knowledge management have to play as the FIVB continues to grow.
President Graça sat down with the Commission at the FIVB’s headquarters in Switzerland to discuss the methods of best practice for analysing projects and investing in success.
“I believe that providing the best coaching support for our national teams, alongside opportunities for learning, such as e-learning and educational platforms, are the two pillars of development we should be concentrating on, which will help to serve the entire volleyball family.”
Technological innovation has been a focal part of President Graça’s commitment to advancing volleyball and the Development Commission also talked about ways in which new methods of technology could help to strengthen the FIVB. In particular, the establishment of an optimised global calendar and the process of digital transformation were high on the agenda.
President Graça also gave an update on the FIVB’s Nucleus Project, which was approved by the FIVB board in December 2016. The Project aims to develop the sport in key markets, which will then act as a model for other countries. This includes more opportunities for hosting major global events and increased television exposure, as well as establishing a platform from which developmental nations can learn about hosting elite events. The education and guidance provided by the “nucleus nations” will ultimately support the development of smaller nations worldwide.
“We began with a core of 40 nations and have seen great success,” President Graça said. “Now we will look to expand the nucleus to include 60 different nations. New events, such as the FIVB’s Challenger League, give international teams the chance to play world-class, competitive volleyball, and even win a place in the Volleyball Nations League.
“It is my hope that this year we will see another fantastic period of progress, where developing nations become leaders in the world of volleyball.”