FIVB development helping Haiti build new volleyball foundations


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, February 22, 2012 – The Haiti Volleyball Federation has made the training of coaches the centerpiece of its volleyball development program while it continues its efforts to raise awareness of the game among the young people.

The support provided by the FIVB through its Volleyball Cooperation Programme has been instrumental in helping Haiti meet its objectives. In 2011, a Level I Coaches and Teachers course was held for 90 people, led by FIVB instructor Andre Glaive, and it is hoped that the country will repeat the feat in 2012.

Additionally, the national school program is now in its second year, going from strength to strength, with more than 8,000 children participating, up from 2,000 in 2011. FIVB instructors have also helped establish a Cool Volley summer camp, which was launched for the first time in 2011.

Haiti continues to look to the FIVB to provide technical support in the months and years to come. Additionally, the national federation has commended Andre Glaive for the work he has done with the young male and female coaches, while members of the NF are benefitting from his knowledge of the sport and his vast experience.