In the latest meeting with the FIVB at their headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland leading coaches came together as members of the Technical and Coaching Commission to undergo a discussion about changes in the sport.
Of the issues discussed, there were plans put forth to create working groups that will be responsible for investigating the issues, the first of which is the improvement of coaching development and education.
The commission decided that the FIVB should play a major role in creating content for coaching education through online mediums. The education should be geared towards all levels of coaching development. The commission further discussed having national federations run local training programs, how to increase gender equity in the field, and the possibility of a mentorship program.
Two rule changes were also discussed at the meeting. It was suggested to the FIVB that quick substitution rules, an increase in the number of substitutions allowed per set, and a review of the net touch rule be in order.
The members of the commission also agreed to try to improve the language of volleyball, and make the rules more consistant between beach and indoor volleyball.
This is just one of many meetings that have taken place at the FIVB headquarters since the start of the new year.