JaVA committed to development of sport in its country

KINGSTON, Jamaica, May 17, 2022 – The Jamaica Volleyball Association  (JaVA) is hosting a FIVB Level 2 Coaches Course from May 16-27 with the objective of improving the technical skills and competences of volleyball coaches.

The course is being conducted online by FIVB instructor Rick Bevis from Canada.

In addition to Jamaica’s the course has participants from Malawi, Cyprus, Trinidad and Tobago and U.S. Virgin Islands.

O’Neil Ebanks, Chairman of the JaVA Coaches and Technical Commission was happy for the response received from coaches in acknowledging the importance of upgrading themselves and attending the course. He also stated that, in working the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), JaVA will be instituting a certification policy for high school coaches.

In achieving this goal, JaVA will also be hosting a FIVB Level 1 Coaches Course from June 26-July 1, 2022 to be conducted by John Kessel, who conducted the last FIVB Level 1 course in Jamaica in 2017.

The JaVA intends to introduce Beach Volleyball in high schools. As a result a FIVB Beach Coaching Course will be held from July 11-22, 2022 which will be conducted by Magda Falcao de Lima from Brazil.

President, Jacqueline Cowan, is proud that Jamaica is the only country in the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) region that was approved to host coaching courses this year.

“This shows JaVA’s commitment to training and increasing the number of volleyball players and coaches in Jamaica. We thank the FIVB for their support in ensuring that the Association’s objectives are met” she said.