“Volleyball at School” seminar draws to a close in Baku with practical session
News from the National Federations
Baku, Azerbaijan, January 29, 2017. The second day of the “Volleyball at School’ seminar held in Baku coincided with a practical session where the attendees could apply and test the knowledge they had acquired the day before. The women’s junior national team of Azerbaijan joined in to facilitate the work and provide the attendees with an opportunity to implement drills and other exercises specifically designed for beginners – especially young pupils.
The participants showed a lot of interest in learning new methods and in trying to make the game more appealing to their pupils. Such drills focussed primarily on how to make the rallies last longer, keep the ball flying and increase the intensity of the game.
An agreement was established implying that physical education teachers will add Mini Volleyball to the programme of their respective sports classes. Mr Valentina Nikolaeva, the Coordinator of the Sports School Federation in Baku, and Mrs Nargiz Ismayilova of the Azerbaijan Volleyball Federation announced that school Volleyball games for primary schools will take place before the end of the current school year, thus involving a number of primary schools from Baku and the surrounding areas. This event will lay the cornerstone for the organisation and delivery of the first ever Youth Summer Festival to take place in Azerbaijan.
Mrs Ismayilova and CEV Development Coordinator, Mr Vuk Karanovic presented all attendees with certificates of attendance to cap a highly successful seminar, which bodes well for the further growth and development of Volleyball in Azerbaijan.