Volleyball included in Coaches Course in Jamaica
November 27, 2017- The FIVB Level 1 Coaches Course which was
held by the Jamaica Volleyball Association in conjunction with
its governing body, FIVB, commenced on November 24, 2017 at the
GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sports, with 14
The course was
conducted by Level 4 FIVB Instructor, John Kessel, who stated
that he was “glad to share best practices and ideas’, with the
group. Mr. Kessel is also the Director of Sport Development with
USA Volleyball, Secretary of the NORCECA Development Commission
and Director of Development for World ParaVolley.
With the emphasis on
development, Beach Volleyball and Sitting Volleyball were also
components of the course. Mr. Kessel also conducted training
sessions with students at GC Foster College, and Physical
Education Teachers in Westmoreland.
Prior to departing
the island on November 25, Mr. Kessel attended the 14th
staging of the Wolmer’s Volleyfest.
The Closing Ceremony
took place on November 24, with the President of the Jamaica
Olympic Association, Christopher Samuda, handing out the
certificates. With the thrust of the JaVA to increase the
number of children playing volleyball, General Secretary, Jackie
Cowan, urged the participants to start a grassroots programme in
their schools and or communities, using their recently acquired
skills. Each participant received youth volleyballs to start
With its continuing
partnership, JaVA awarded scholarships to two students of GC
Foster College to attend the course. A donation of 20
volleyballs were also made to the College for facilitating the
training of the JaVA’s National Teams.