Confédération Européenne de Volleyball and ICOACHKIDS join forces to help grow the game at the grassroots level

In line with the extensive efforts made to grow the game at the grassroots level and to provide further educational opportunities to all members of the Volleyball family, the ICOACHKIDS recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV).

Originally, ICOACHKIDS was a not-for-profit project co-funded by the European Commission. The continued global movement champions sport education, policy and practice to support the development of a “specialist children coaching workforce” across the European Union.

The overall aim of ICOACHKIDS to keep coaches suitably trained and inspired is in complete alignment with the CEV Development Department’s strategic goals, so the decision to create this partnership has come naturally to both parties. This strong alliance will support the sharing of knowledge, creation of new networks and allow for the joint development of international resources and materials that promote shared objectives.

The signing of the MoU coincides with the launch of a series of customised Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) made available through the CEV Campus to coaches and physical education teachers working with kids at the entry level of the game.

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The courses available inside the CEV Campus are:

MOOC 1: Developing Effective Environments for Children in Sport

MOOC 2: Child-Centred Coaching & Physical Literacy

MOOC 3: Coaching on the Ground – Planning, Doing and Reviewing School Project Handbook Exercises Park Volley Exercises & Games

Vuk Karanovic, Head of Development at the European Volleyball Confederation:

“We realised from the very beginning of our conversations with iCoachKids that we share the same goals and wish to help coaches and teachers develop the skills of their students in a fun, yet professional environment. This partnership will help us take our efforts to educate the Volleyball community to the next level, especially when it comes to all those that work tirelessly to inspire kids to play Volleyball. Their role is essential to grow the game and they need our full support.”

Dr Sergio Lara-Bercial, iCoachKids co-founder, said:

“This partnership is a fantastic step forward for iCoachKids. CEV is fully committed to supporting youth coaches and has a huge wealth of knowledge and resources to share with the iCoachKids global community. This collaboration will also help us spread the message of ICK to thousands of Volleyball coaches across Europe. It is a perfect match!”


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