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FIVB - VCP Teachers Training Course in March

posted Feb 18, 2015, 1:03 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 25, 2015, 4:20 PM ]
02/26/15 UPDATE: CNMI PSS has formally sanctioned this course for professional development hours!

NMI Volleyball applied to the FIVB Volleyball Cooperation Program (VCP) with the FIVB Development Office again this year. NMIVA's application for a repeat of the Teacher's Training Certification course was approved for March 19-24. NMIVA delivered this course previously in 2010, which is now 5-years ago. 

NMIVA has worked closely with MISO these past several years supporting and helping guide MISO's expansion of its volleyball program. As a result, we've seen increased volleyball interest at the elementary and junior high school grade levels. After meeting and discussing further growth and direction objectives with MISO, we asked the FIVB to approve bringing this course back to the CNMI. 

Ordinarily, national federations may qualify for VCP courses only once every two years. However, this will be the NMI's third consecutive year to be approved for a VCP certification course. Last year, NMIVA host an Indoor Referee Certification which saw 20 participants. In 2013, it was a Grassroots Beach Volleyball course. Prior to that in 2010, NMIVA hosted the Teachers Training course. In 2008, NMIVA hosted the Level I Coaches Training course. Consecutive approvals is a sign from the FIVB that it sees that our national federation is growing our sport rapidly. 

The Federation Internationale de Volleyball or FIVB ( is the world's governing body for the sport. It is the highest place of authority to reach for sanctioning of anything related to volleyball or beach volleyball in the world from the grassroots to the Olympic level. The VCP course we are hosting and its curriculum comes directly from their development office ( 

Course details can be found here: FIVB VCP Teacher's Training CourseRegistration forms will be available here for download 1-week before the first day of class.

We look forward to welcoming this year's VCP course instructor Dr. Christian Kroger coming to us from Germany where he works as a Professor at University of Kiel. Please take a look at his credentials, which you can find at the lower part of the course description.

BONUS: NMIVA will be offering the following incentives for teacher participation from each CNMI school. Maximum of 30 participants, public and/or private school teachers welcome.

1 school, 1 participant = will receive 2 volleyballs for their school
1 school, 2 participants = will receive 5 volleyballs for their school
1 school, Cool Volley Event w/NMIVA support = will receive 1 volleyball net for their school

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