“Volleyball at School” project underway in Azerbaijan with first seminar
News from the National Federations
Baku, Azerbaijan, January 28, 2017. As the country is preparing to host the Final Round of the 2017 women’s EuroVolley later this year together with neighbouring Georgia, much emphasis is being put on the lasting growth and development of Volleyball in Azerbaijan. As a result, a “Volleyball at School” project started this weekend in Baku with the aim to raise the popularity and profile of Volleyball in the country and across the Caucasus region.
Mr Elshan Ismayilov, Secretary General of the Azerbaijan Volleyball Federation, announced the start of the project on Saturday with the first phase coinciding with a seminar attended by a number of physical education teachers from Baku and the surrounding areas.
Mrs Nargiz Ismayilova will be responsible for the running and management of the project on behalf of the Azerbaijan Volleyball Federation.
The attendees could familiarise with Mini Volleyball and its rules as a tool for beginners and for anyone who is willing to learn the ABC of the game. Mr Athanasios Papageorgiou, one of the world’s leading experts in this area, was responsible for leading the seminar with the attendance including teachers from as many as 20 schools of the Azerbaijani capital.
The course unfolded in a pleasant atmosphere with the participants exchanging their experiences and expanding their knowledge on how to best use some exercises so that the game becomes more appealing for their young pupils.
The seminar will continue on Sunday, January 29 with a practical session and participation of the national team of Azerbaijan where the participants will be able to apply the theoretical knowledge they have acquired so far.