MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, May 24, 2015 - Twelve coaches successfully
completed the Jamaica Volleyball Association (JaVA) Level I
Coaching Course held at the Montego Bay Community College from
May 18 - 22, 2015.
The course was conducted by visiting Brazilian International
Coach, Augusto Sabbatini, whose visit comes courtesy of the
developmental support of the volleyball Confederation and
Regional authorities under which Jamaica falls, NORCECA and
Sabbatini was also assisted by Jamaica's and G C Foster's Steve
Davis who is a FIVB International Level II coach. Leighton
Cummings, Jamaica's only international volleyball referee,
imparted knowledge regarding the rules of the game.
The candidates were taught fundamental lessons in defence and
offence, with emphasis on the tactical considerations and
applications behind the technical lessons.
At the closing ceremony, Coach Sabbatini encouraged the newly
certified coaches to use the new knowledge as a basis for their
own thoughts on ways to get better results out of their players.
"Do not just take and do what I tell you,” Sabbatini said.
“Apply your own ingenuity and create your own knowledge. What is
important is that you produce the desired results consistently."
Samuels-Harris, Principal of Montego Bay Community College, who
was the Guest of Honour, thanked JaVA for planning beyond
Kingston and giving opportunity to persons in the western
parishes to actively participate in the development of
volleyball in Jamaica.
She further noted that Montego Bay Community College has been
committed to investing in the progress of the people of Montego
Bay and proximal communities and was therefore delighted to
partner with institutions that seek to contribute to this
JaVA President, Rudolph Speid, congratulated the candidates for
exercising the commitment required to attend each day of the
course, even at personal sacrifices. He alluded to the local and
international praises JaVA received after hosting an Olympic
Beach Volleyball Qualifier recently as he underscored the point
that Jamaicans can accomplish what they will and do so at
He therefore charged the coaches not to stop at securing
certification but to make it count by partnering with JaVA as
the Association starts the journey to being the best in the
world in volleyball and beach volleyball.
"Don't limit yourselves, believe in yourselves and together we
can achieve it," Speid encouraged the coaches.