Senegalese technician conduct volleyball coaching course in Banjul

BY: Muhammed L Saidykhan

A three day volleyball coaching refresher course for local volleyball coaches ended in Banjul on Sunday under the supervision of Gambia Volleyball Federation.

Twenty five coaches were trained and the training was conducted by Mr. Mbye Deme Technical Director of FIVB development center in Dakar.

This is part of the Gambia Volleyball Federation’s development activity to ultimately improve the volleyball experience of those who wish to play the game and promote it GVBF development programs cover a wide array of initiatives – from courses to build the skills of referees and coaches locally to the support of promotional activities to raise the profile of the game while enticing young people to play volleyball.

GVBF development programs cover a wide array of initiatives – from courses to build the skills of referees and coaches locally to the support of promotional activities to raise the profile of the game while enticing young people to play volleyball.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, the acting president of GVBF Bai Dodou Jallow, thanked the trainer for a job well done.

He emphasized the need for commitment from the trained coaches and urged them to be united and share their experience amongst themselves. He challenged the participants to read and do more research, noting that the rules and other technical regulations of the game are always developing. Mr. Jallow emphasized that the future of the game is in the hands of the local coaches.

The trainer, Mr. Deme, reaffirmed his continuous support to the development of the game in Zone two and urged the Gambia Volleyball Federation to put lot more support on the coaches department and the young players.

The national volleyball league season will start on February 17th 2018 with a traditional curtain raiser (Super Cup) at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.