KIDS Coaches Course launched in Luxembourg - FLVB starts new education programme


Article Wed, Sep 22 2021

After a short delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Luxembourg Volleyball Federation (FLVB) eventually managed to kick-start their LTAD (Long-Term Athlete Development) programme in Luxembourg. Various key points, such as the education of coaches and referees, are an integral part of this programme and their implementation will follow throughout the coming years.

The main goal of the LTAD programme is to accompany children and young players throughout the various levels of Volleyball from beginners up to the elite level. The focus is on health protection and the education of young players to guarantee them a smooth and healthy development within the sport of Volleyball.

“We are proud and happy to finally present our first coaches course and with this the first step of our new LTAD programme in cooperation with the ENEPS Luxembourg (École nationale de l’éducation physique et des sports). This new programme will give coaches the opportunity to increase and deepen their knowledge for all age groups and will increase the level of Volleyball in Luxembourg. It is only natural to begin with our youngsters since they are our future."

Norma Zambon
FLVB President

One component of the new LTAD concept is the improvement of the coaches’ education. Therefore, for the first time in many years, the FLVB has launched their first course called “KIDS Coach” – with the premiere held this past weekend in Luxembourg. The kids coach is the first level and the base of the new coaches’ education programme, focusing on the special needs and education of the youngest Volleyball players and is equal to the EQF1 Level (European Qualification Framework).

Some 20 participants joined experienced and highly qualified coaches in the first KIDS Coach Course over two days for a total of 16 hours. The focus was on how to coach the youngest ones successfully as well as on needs and precautions taken while working with such young kids. Training strategies, from a properly warm up to small-field games, and the psychological aspects applied for this age group were among the other topics discussed.

“In order for us to create better players we need to make sure our coaches are well trained and continually educated. Our first Kids Coach course therefore takes the first important step in a new direction and we are pleased that the first course already received such positive feedback. We are now looking forward to the courses that will follow."

Torsten Schooff
FLVB Technical Director

The KIDS Coaches course will be taking place on a yearly basis from now on in Luxembourg. In 2022, a C-license coaches’ course (EQF3) will follow with the B- (EQF4) and A-license (EQF5) coaches’ courses next. The long-term goal is therefore to make certain licenses mandatory in order to coach at the respective league levels. The main aim of the FLVB is to increase on one hand the education of their coaches and, on the other, to protect the youngsters by providing an appropriate training for their needs.

“One waits for the time to change, the other grabs it and acts!” (Dante Alighieri) - The first step has been taken and the Luxembourg Volleyball family is now looking forward for more such actions to follow!

For further information, feel free to contact info@flvb.lu