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  1. 1. VOLLEYBALL COOPERATION PROGRAMME (VCP) REGULATIONS 2011 FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE VOLLEYBALL Edouard-Sandoz 2-4 CH-1006 Lausanne - SWITZERLAND Tel : +41 (21) 345 3535 Fax : +41 (21) 345 3545 E-Mail : Website :
  2. 2. VOLLEYBALL COOPERATION PROGRAMME (VCP)REGULATIONS 2011 TABLE OF CONTENTS Pages1. OBJECTIVES OF FIVB DEVELOPMENT .......................................................... 22. SYLLABUS ......................................................................................................... 3 2.1 ADDITIONAL TEACHING RESOURCES ................................................... 33. GENERAL INDICATIONS................................................................................... 5 3.1 CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION ........................................................... 6 3.2 CERTIFICATES .......................................................................................... 74. ORGANISATION OF A VCP COURSE .............................................................. 7 4.1 PROCEDURE ............................................................................................. 7 4.2 TERMS AND OBLIGATIONS ..................................................................... 8 4.3 SANCTIONS ............................................................................................. 12 4.4 PROCEDURE FOR THE SETTING-UP OF A VCP COURSE ................. 125. INSTRUCTOR AND PERSONNEL ................................................................... 14 5.1 INSTRUCTOR .......................................................................................... 14 5.2 RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INSTRUCTOR .......................................... 14 2008 - Volleyball Cooperation Programme in Congo Kinshasa© Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Page | 1HT/kl 21.07.2011
  3. 3. VOLLEYBALL COOPERATION PROGRAMME (VCP)REGULATIONS 20111. OBJECTIVES OF FIVB DEVELOPMENT The broadest development aim of the FIVB is to improve the general standard of performance of Volleyball throughout the world. More specifically, to create the conditions under which each country, given its resources, is able to express its potential in competition and derive the maximum benefit possible from sport. The emphasis of this programme is based on teaching the basics of Volleyball to children and young people and to motivate and develop them to an advanced level of play. The target groups for the Volleyball Cooperation Programme (VCP) are schoolteachers, who will be able to integrate Volleyball in their curriculum; future coaches of young Volleyball players and also for the facilitators of development and propagation of Volleyball and Beach Volleyball in their country. The responsibilities of the National Federations in line with the FIVB development philosophy; National Federations must take actions and regulate to maintain control of the participants taking part in the programme and ensure proper follow up in the Volleyball activities at National level. The fundamental duties of National Federations that benefit from this programme is to regulate and control sport at National level, organise Grassroots activities, Mass Volley programmes, National & Regional competitions, registration of coaches and players, maintain close collaboration with the relevant stakeholders that contribute to the development of the Federation (ministries, NOC, etc.) to ensure the development of Volleyball and Beach Volleyball in your country. To ensure a proper administration of the National Federations with adequate staff and to prepare a basic development plan and an annual working calendar. Participants in the Volleyball Cooperation Programme will have the possibility to: - be introduced to the fundamental ideas and concepts of Volleyball and Beach Volleyball - refresh and deepen their knowledge, abilities and skills - widen their experiences in the field of Volleyball - become FIVB Coaches (1st level) Theoretical tutoring and practical coaching skills in the field of Volleyball are the central education objectives of VCP. Consequently, participants may gain the following qualifications in the course: PRACTICE - Technical and tactical skills - Lead-up games for introducing Volleyball - Co-ordination skills - Development of conditional qualities SPECIAL THEORY - Teaching and coaching competence - Introductory methods for beginners ADMINISTRATION AND - Sports associations, officials, allocation of tasks ORGANISATION - Organisation of Volleyball competitions© Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Page | 2HT/kl 21.07.2011
  4. 4. VOLLEYBALL COOPERATION PROGRAMME (VCP)REGULATIONS 20112. SYLLABUS Most experts are very critical of a simple transfer of American, European or Asian training and coaching standards to a Third World Sports setting, as there are tremendous differences in the social, mental and technical domain, and with regards to special local requirements. Creative instruction is favoured that teaches participants to use the conditions they find in their respective countries, with ingenuity and imagination. This is of special importance since many courses are held in cities, while teachers and coaches are active in rural areas also where the same facilities may not exist. In a few words, the Instructor has to take into account the specific conditions: • a structure of age and physical fitness which is very different within one club/class/group • the material equipment has to be considered as very limited (1-4 balls; 1 net; concrete and rough floors) • club sports or school sports takes place outdoor up to 90% of the time Apart from teaching participants the theory of Volleyball, practice and the methodology of game lessons are offered, these principles allow the participants to understand the popularity, structure and organisation of their National Federation. Following teaching material and resources are available for all National Federations and its participants (coaches, players, and teachers). The existence of this material must be promoted during courses.2.1 ADDITIONAL TEACHING RESOURCES Cool Volley  Volleyball at School© Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Page | 3HT/kl 21.07.2011
  5. 5. VOLLEYBALL COOPERATION PROGRAMME (VCP)REGULATIONS 2011  Mass Volley Programmes Through Mass Volley, the future stars of Volleyball are created through pure grassroots activities, where fun and passion for Volleyball are the real essence of the activities. The way of Mass Volleyball will show Volleyball as an entertaining sport with positive consequences for children and as a sport which can be played anywhere with very little equipment. Each Mass Volleyball event attracts the attention of the media and therefore it opens the door to positive promotion at the national level where National Volleyball Federations benefit immensely.  How to organize events for category I and II National Federations Putting on a Volleyball event can be a challenging task for National Federations that are unfamiliar with the basic process of holding a successful competition. Despite going into the project with the best intentions, it is easy to run into unexpected issues that can cause difficulties for organisers. The Volleyball Events Organisation Handbook is designed to help Category I and II National Federations organise successful events in their specific countries. Detailing advice for every step of planning; from setting attainable event goals to creating and putting into practice a solid strategic plan, the handbook acts as a guide for event project managers on how to structure a Volleyball or Beach Volleyball competition. Naturally the handbook is not the only source for federations, and each event should have a pragmatic vision if it wishes to succeed. But nevertheless, it can act as a starting point for anybody looking to spread the sport through events.  Technical videos© Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Page | 4HT/kl 21.07.2011
  6. 6. VOLLEYBALL COOPERATION PROGRAMME (VCP)REGULATIONS 2011  Referees GENERAL INDICATIONS The Volleyball Cooperation Programme is part of Volleyball World Vision 2012 and the FIVB objectives to develop the sport through direct contact with its affiliated National Federations. Courses that do not conform to the FIVB Regulations for VCP Courses are not granted official FIVB recognition. If a course does not provide the full duration standard or programme, participants will not receive the official FIVB certificate. During a period of four years, NFs are able to choose one course from the five listed below. However, the FIVB Level I Coaches Course can be organised only once during a two year period. In line with FIVB World Vision 2012 goals each participating National Federation is obliged to prepare its 4 year development plan, through which its actions can be monitored. National Federations that do not fulfil this condition are not entitled to participate in the VCP. National Federations must provide a follow up on the courses conducted and ensure increased effectiveness of their candidates through proper Commissions within their own Federations who should pursue further development. Types of VCP courses: I - Teachers Course (how to teach school children to play) - target participant school teacher and physical education teachers, objective to teach teachers how to implement volleyball at school II - Young players Course (how to play) - target group preferably selection of the most talented volleyball players III - Grassroots Beach Volleyball Course (Beach Volleyball) IV - VCP Coaches Course (how to play) Conditions: - having previously a VCP coaching course certificate (in case of level I exam) - to be an active teacher or a coach confirmed by the National Federation - 1st level Coaches course: 8 days© Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Page | 5HT/kl 21.07.2011
  7. 7. VOLLEYBALL COOPERATION PROGRAMME (VCP)REGULATIONS 2011 V – National Referees Course - National Federations must ensure that the referees are registered as National referees and have active participation at National level. - Maximum 6 days Place: In principle in the city where the NF has headquarters. However, the FIVB encourages a change of city in order to allow new participants to enter the VCP. In this case, the host NF must ensure that the requirements stipulated in the current Regulations are fully met and they must ensure at their own cost the transport to this location in case the FIVB travel agency cannot ensure the flight to the preferred destination. Working language: Preferably English, French or Spanish, or any national language on condition that the Instructor is assisted if necessary by qualified interpreters provided by the organiser or the participants. Number of Participants: 20 minimum, 35 maximum Instruction: The course is conducted by one FIVB Instructor nominated by the FIVB. The Instructor shall arrive two days before the course (the second day being used to check the local organisation if necessary and to hold the National Plan meeting) and leave one day after the course. His/her schedule will be to direct the courses in 3-5 different countries if feasible and carry out his/her duties in two stages: a) He/she will travel successively to each country. b) He/she will have a rest of 2 days in the middle of the operation if the tour exceeds a total of 5 countries. Where necessary, the programme will be carried out without interruption.3.1 CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION a) Participants must: - Be aged 18 or older (except for the young players course) - Be recommended by their National Federation, National Olympic Committee (NOC) or Government Sports Body (GSP), which guarantees a candidates experience as a player, coach or teacher and their strong intention to work for Volleyball. - Speak the working language. - Be in good health and physical condition and able to practice the coaching skills. - Have attended not more than one previous VCP course, in case of a FIVB level coaches course.© Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Page | 6HT/kl 21.07.2011
  8. 8. VOLLEYBALL COOPERATION PROGRAMME (VCP)REGULATIONS 2011 b) Financial conditions (see also article 4.2.4) - The organiser must clearly indicate in the invitation the financial conditions, what is covered by the organiser and what expenses the participants must bear. - The expenses for the participants should be kept as low as possible and the total budget should be prepared on a non-profit- making basis. - The organisers cover all the administrative expenses of the course, including internal transportation of the instructor. - Custom clearance to obtain a license.3.2 CERTIFICATES Participants receive a certificate as proof of their participation. The certificate is signed by the FIVB President and the course Instructor. This is awarded at the closing ceremony by the Instructor and a representative of the organising Federation to all participants who have participated in the whole course (and who passed the final exam in case of a Coaches Course/level I).4. ORGANISATION OF A VCP COURSE4.1 PROCEDURE4.1.1 Course invitation The FIVB invites National Federations to participate in the VCP each year. An FIVB Agreement form signed by the Ministry of Youth or Sport, the President of the National Olympic Committee and the President of the National Volleyball Federation (or his representative) and bearing the official seal of the Federation must be addressed to the FIVB Technical & Development Department in Lausanne. A questionnaire will also be addressed on this occasion by the FIVB Technical & Development Department to the NF asking for necessary information for the set-up of the VCP.4.1.2 Number of participants The organising committee must ensure a minimum of 20 participants per course. If an insufficient number of enrolments have been received two months before the start of the course, the organiser must inform the FIVB Technical & Development Department and the course should be cancelled in agreement with the FIVB Technical & Development Department. If an FIVB course takes place with an insufficient number of participants, the FIVB may charge the organiser for any expenses incurred or part of such.© Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Page | 7HT/kl 21.07.2011
  9. 9. VOLLEYBALL COOPERATION PROGRAMME (VCP)REGULATIONS 20114.1.3 Deadline The National Federation must return the agreement to the FIVB Technical & Development Department and the course information form to the FIVB Technical & Development Department within the deadline stipulated in the invitation letter addressed by the FIVB, sent in September yearly. Applications that are received after November 30th yearly for the commencing will be considered on a case by case basis and pending FIVB budget.4.1.4 Planning - VCP has been in existence since 1989 – The Volleyball Cooperation Programme is the former Sport Aid Programme (SAP). - Instructors nominated by the FIVB will direct successive courses each year in neighbouring countries when applicable. One FIVB Instructor will be appointed for each course (see also article 5.1).4.1.5 Cancellations The FIVB will withdraw its approval in the case of non-respect of the current Regulations. Approved FIVB coaches courses can only be cancelled with the permission of the FIVB. In case of the unjustified cancellation of a course by the National Federation, the organisers may be charged for an estimated amount of the expenses incurred for the preparation of the course. Courses planned by that NF for the following year might be affected. Further courses may be suspended until the FIVB receives assurance that the NF can guarantee to undertake such organisation efficiently.4.2 TERMS AND OBLIGATIONS4.2.1 Organising Committee The organising institution sets up an organising committee and nominates its president as soon as they sign the FIVB agreement. This committee is responsible for: a) Instructors visa and invitation As soon as the FIVB forwards the name of the Instructor, the organiser has to send an official invitation to him/her and to take all the necessary steps to ensure that the visa is delivered to the Instructor.© Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Page | 8HT/kl 21.07.2011
  10. 10. VOLLEYBALL COOPERATION PROGRAMME (VCP)REGULATIONS 2011 b) Preparation of the course Among other points: - Budget (see article 4.2.4). - Invitations (participants, public relations) (see article 4.2.6). - Accommodation, local transportation and visa formalities (see article 4.2.4). - Facilities and teaching material (see article 4.2.2). - Programme: working meetings. - Opening and closing ceremonies (see article 4.2.3). - Organisation of the Volleyball Festival (see below). - Contact with the Instructor to prepare the schedule and teaching aids c) For the smooth running of the course the following services, among others, should be provided: - Permanent availability of members of the organising committee. - Availability of a group of young players for demonstrations. - Secretary or typist. - Ability to reproduce documents (notes, brochures) by photocopy machine. - Official technical and personal photographs. - Refreshments during intervals, souvenirs offered or sold and any service that will facilitate the stay. - Display and sale of material, equipment and books. - Distribution of T-shirts to the participants. - Distribution of the Enrolment form to the participants upon their arrival if not completed beforehand, to be submitted to the Instructor at the beginning of the course. - Confirmation of air tickets and other organisational and administrative aspects which guarantee the success of the course. d) Players for practical sessions Local authorities may be invited to childrens demonstrations, when applicable. e) Volleyball Festival and Youth Tournament The Volleyball Festival will close the VCP course for teachers. It will take place on the last day of the course and include a presentation by schools of young Volleyball players below 16 years of age. A tournament will take place during this Festival with a minimum of 6 teams and will be played on at least one Volleyball court. The NF is encouraged to enlarge this Festival if the necessary requirements can be met. The FIVB recommends that the host NF awards a cup as a prize to the winning team. The local sports authorities and the press should be invited to this event which will be followed by the official closing ceremony.© Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Page | 9HT/kl 21.07.2011
  11. 11. VOLLEYBALL COOPERATION PROGRAMME (VCP)REGULATIONS 20114.2.2 Installations and equipment The organiser must provide the facilities below. If he is unable to supply any item, the organiser will inform the Instructor in advance, in order to seek a solution. a) Lecture hall - A lecture room - A blackboard or paper - A slide projector, overhead projector, tape-recorder, DVD player - Video equipment/DVD player: the system to be used must be agreed between the organiser and the Instructor. b) Teaching material / Translation - Besides the FIVB material, additional teaching material (from the Instructor or the organisers) may be used and, if possible, photocopied and distributed to the participants. - It is recommended that the organiser have equipment available (photocopy machine) to reproduce documents provided by the Instructor (course reports and practical sessions). c) Sports installations - One Volleyball court, equipped according to FIVB Official Volleyball Rules, per group of 15 participants or a Beach Volleyball court, equipped according to FIVB Official Beach Volleyball Rules, per group of 6 participants. - A sufficient number of chairs or benches and tables on the sidelines.4.2.3 Protocol (ceremonies) The recommended ceremonies are: a) Opening ceremony, if possible with refreshments. b) Closing ceremony, if possible followed by dinner and a farewell party and distribution of souvenirs by the host Federation. c) The new FIVB logo can be used for promotions.© Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Page | 10HT/kl 21.07.2011
  12. 12. VOLLEYBALL COOPERATION PROGRAMME (VCP)REGULATIONS 20114.2.4 Financial conditions a) The FIVB will take care off: - Air transportation for the Instructor - Per diem for the Instructor: meals costs + US$ 200 to cover hotel and accommodation - Health / accident insurance for the period of the tour - Participation certificates for the participants - The following teaching material: For the NF: balls, nets For the participants: T-shirts VCP Manual or Beach Volleyball-Get Involved Manual or Coaches Manual I or Rules of the Game handbook For the Instructor: VCP Manual for FIVB Instructor (which can be photocopied for general distribution if necessary) and the other material defined in the instructors’ operational manual b) The host Federation will be responsible for: - The organisation of the course including the Volleyball Festival (sports and material facilities) and tournaments. - Local transportation (Instructor and participants) including transportation from the city where the airport is located, where the Instructor arrives to the host city (see article 3 - Place). - Obtaining customs licenses for the import of the material sent by the FIVB. - Obtaining entry visas for the Instructor (if these are not free of charge, they must be paid for by the host Federation). - Presentation of a cup to the winning team during the final tournament (see article 4.2.1 e).4.2.5 Sponsorship The organiser may receive financial support from sponsors to reduce its costs and those of the participants. In the case of sponsorship, publicity is authorised provided it does not interfere with the running of the course.4.2.6 Public relations The organiser should inform the mass media and invite journalists to both the course and the Volleyball Festival.© Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Page | 11HT/kl 21.07.2011
  13. 13. VOLLEYBALL COOPERATION PROGRAMME (VCP)REGULATIONS 20114.2.7 Exhibitions The organisers should arrange an exhibition of Volleyball books, journals, posters, videos, etc, to inform participants of teaching and study material. They should prepare lists of the material to enable participants to order or obtain copies. The organiser must promote the FIVB Technical publications, the FIVB magazine "VolleyWorld" and other FIVB technical material available on the FIVB website.4.3 SANCTIONS4.3.1 FIVB approval may be withdrawn if these Regulations and/or the Agreement are not strictly respected.4.3.2 Should FIVB approval for the course be withdrawn, financial and material support will also be withdrawn.4.3.3 In case of a non-justified reason for cancellation of a course, the FIVB may charge the organiser for an estimated amount of the expenses incurred for the preparation of the course.4.3.4 Any Federation which is sanctioned under the above Articles 4.3.1 to 4.3.3 will be excluded from the programme in the following year.4.3.5 The Instructors are also bound to respect these Regulations and the FIVB Agreement signed by them.4.4 PROCEDURE FOR THE SETTING-UP OF A VCP COURSE a) Set-up an Organising Committee and nominate the NFs officer responsible for the organisation of the VCP course and for the communication with the FIVB. Communicate his/their name(s) to the FIVB. b) Return the FIVB Agreement form and Course Information form to the FIVB Technical Department. c) Prepare a budget for the course. d) Contact the National Olympic Committee and Sports Minister asking for their support during the course and send them invitations for the opening and closing ceremonies. e) Contact potential firms asking for sponsorship for the provision of souvenirs for the participants (note pads, any kind of material, key rings, etc.) in exchange for advertising during the course. f) Send an invitation to the assigned Instructor and undertake the necessary visa procedures (see article 4.2.1 a). g) Invite participants according to the type of course (e.g. physical education teachers, schoolteachers, former or active players, potential coaches, etc.). They should come from different areas of the country and not only from the main city, and must be older than 18. h) Make hotel reservations for participants and the Instructor.© Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Page | 12HT/kl 21.07.2011
  14. 14. VOLLEYBALL COOPERATION PROGRAMME (VCP)REGULATIONS 2011 i) Book a Volleyball court (with the sufficient number of chairs or benches and tables on the sidelines) for practical lessons during the course. j) Prepare (if available): - lecture room or classroom with the number of seats required - blackboard - overhead projector (beamer) - video equipment / DVD player - photocopying machine and paper for photocopies - material for practical lessons (nets, balls, etc.). k) Prepare opening and closing ceremonies of the course including the Volleyball Festival (see article 4.2.1 e) and tournaments. l) Contact local press to advertise the course in the newspapers. m) Provide local transportation for participants and Instructor. n) Provide interpreters if needed. o) Obtain customs licenses for the import of the material sent by the FIVB. p) Assist the Instructor with the obtaining of entry visas (if these are not free of charge, they must be paid by the host Federation). q) Appoint a member of the Organising Committee who will be permanently available to assist the Instructor. 2008 - Volleyball Cooperation Programme in Bhutan© Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Page | 13HT/kl 21.07.2011
  15. 15. VOLLEYBALL COOPERATION PROGRAMME (VCP)REGULATIONS 20115. INSTRUCTOR AND PERSONNEL5.1 INSTRUCTOR5.1.1 FIVB Instructor One FIVB Instructor who may be assisted by local Instructors.5.1.2 Nominations The FIVB Instructor must be nominated by the FIVB Technical Department taking into consideration the general recommendations of the Coaching Commission according to the following principles: - the level of the Instructor, as proposed by the Coaching Commission, and type of the course chosen by the NF - language - availability for the proposed period - proximity and facility of transport - request of the organiser (may be considered). The same Instructor may be selected to instruct in the same series of countries in the following year, in order to check if progress was made and to ensure the continuity of the work accomplished with the local officers.5.2 RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INSTRUCTOR5.2.1 Techniques and teaching The FIVB Instructor is responsible for all the technical and teaching aspects of the course: - programme and time schedule - distribution of subjects to the lecturers (if assisted by others) - complementary teaching material and aids for instruction and demonstrations - distribution of material and documents - final inspection - preparation of the final report© Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Page | 14HT/kl 21.07.2011
  16. 16. VOLLEYBALL COOPERATION PROGRAMME (VCP)REGULATIONS 20115.2.2 Final report a) After the course, the Instructor completes the VCP course report including: - General schedule and daily programme - Course Enrolment forms - List of participants - A group photograph if possible b) The final report must be prepared immediately after the course. It must be received within 14 days after the end of the course by the FIVB Technical & Development Department and the Organising Federation. VCP Course Forms can be downloaded on the following link in English/French/Spanish. The report must be sent only in this form, no other form will be accepted. On this link you can find:  Questionnaire  Course Agreement  List of Participants  Participants Evaluation Form  Overall Participants Evaluation Form  Course Report© Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Page | 15HT/kl 21.07.2011