CEV School Project activities have resumed in Albania, with a focus on planning what is due to follow throughout the school year and a session of the Beselidhja team organised in the city of Lezhë. The Albanian Volleyball Federation (FSHV) will again run the project in close cooperation with their National Olympic Committee (NOC) in conjunction with the so-called ‘Ekipet Sportive’ program.
Last year, the project focused primarily on secondary and high-school children and involved a large number of kids and teachers in most cities across Albania, with the teachers joining a course specifically designed for such target group by the FSHV and NOC.
Since the start of the school year, the Albanian Volleyball Federation and the National Olympic Committee have worked on establishing school teams across the Balkan country. Coaches are appointed to follow a team of young boys and girls and will have to follow a practice plan delivered by the Albanian Volleyball Federation, which they are due to implement throughout the school year. The school teams will start practicing in early October and they will do so three times a week, with each session lasting for some 90 minutes. At the end of the school year, all teams will partake in a nationwide competition.
Next to this, the Albanian Volleyball Federation and the NOC have included in the project elementary school age children (thus helping the establishment of U-8 and U-10 teams), which will take part in kids’ festivals due to take place several times throughout the year.
The organisers are confident that the number of kids and teachers involved in the CEV School Project will exceed the already encouraging figures from last year!