FIVB-VCP teachers training course in March

Posted on Feb 24 2015

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The Northern Mariana Islands Volleyball Association 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.

NMIVA has worked closely with Marianas Interscholastic Sports Organization these past several years supporting and helping guide MISO’s expansion of its volleyball program.

As a result, NMIVA has seen increased volleyball interest at the elementary and junior high school grade levels.

After meeting and discussing further growth and direction objectives with MISO, NMIVA 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 hosted an Indoor Referee Certification that 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 are a sign from the FIVB that it sees that the CNMI’s 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 Course. Registration 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,” NMIVA said in a statement.

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

If you’d like to let us know that you are interested, please click on “going” on NMIVA’s Facebook event page.

You can also contact us at or (NMIVA)

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