Immediately after Volleyball South Africa’s elective quadrennial General Meeting (QGM) on 25 September 2016, VSA’s Schools Volleyball Directorate swung into action with a national roll out plan to capacitate educators with coaching and refereeing skills.

According to Deva Moodliar, VSA’s Schools’Volleyball Director these educators will form part of a national coaching and refereeing panel to take the sport far and wide in each of the nine provinces.

According to Moodliar it is only the National Federation that has the capacity and expertise to under take such a mammoth capacity building programme for the educators of our country

Working closely with the Eastern Cape Schools Volleyball structure schools in the Bizana area were identified as the beneficiaries of the first national roll out plan to capacitate educators.

VSA’s Technical Director, Size Vardhan, who is internationally accredited as a coaching facilitator conducted the coaching aspects of the two day course at the Love Life Centre in Bizana.


The programme focused primarily on the South African coaching framework encompassing the Long Term Participants Development (LTPD) of athletes.

In the practical sessions educators were put through their paces w.r.t.

* learning how to teach the various volleyball skills

* planning and execution of training sessions

* evaluation of training sessions.

Every participant was presented with a diary to record his/her athletes’details, training sessions and evaluation of their training sessions.

These diaries must be presented to their respective Principals for verification and submitted to the National Federation for accreditation.

International Referee, Sishle Gumede conducted his part of the programme at the same venue (Love Life Centre, Bizana) focusing on:

* rules of the game

* match protocol

*hand signs used by referees

* role of line judges and signs used by them.

According to Moodliar a follow up session is pencilled in for Bizana to ascertain progress made by educators of the capacity development programme.

Educators in the Limpopo Province can look forward to the next part of the national roll out plan.

(Bizana, Eastern Cape, 29-30 September 2016)

By Donovan Nair

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