World ParaVolley are delighted to launch expressions of interest for the first ever Level 2 Coaching award for Sitting Volleyball.  Leading coach educators from around the world have been building an enhanced coach pathway over recent years and are looking for suitable candidates to be part of the first pilot group to go through the top qualification later this year.  Candidates from certain countries can also apply to have their course costs covered by an IPC grant – more information is included below.

The Level 2 award qualifies participants to independently plan, deliver and evaluate sitting volleyball related activities to groups in this high-performance environment, including coaching in competition.  Content covered by the course includes:

– Individual athlete support
– Classification rules and processes
– Session planning
– Skill acquisition and drill management
– Managing team staff
– Team systems and tactics
– Match analysis
– Coaching philosophy

The course covers 36 Learning Objectives and includes 55-60 educational hours, made up of:

e-learning – 15 hours
Self Study – 15-20 hours
Practical – 24 hours (2 x 8, 1 x 7)

Course Fees:

To undertake the course, candidates are required to pay the World ParaVolley registration fee of 100 EUR at the point of acceptance onto the pilot.

Then for those who are confirmed as attending, the costs associated with the 3 day practical at the Development Centre in China.  These costs would be:
– Cost of travel to Hangzhou airport (China)
– 300 EUR for shared accommodation, local transportation and food, (OR 320 EUR for a single room)

Candidate Pre-requisites:
– Must be at least 21 years old
– Have a supporting letter from WPV member country (where applicable)
– Hold the WPV Level 1 Coaching Sitting Volleyball qualification, or
– Hold a valid national Level 2 or above Coaching Volleyball qualification, or
– Hold a valid FIVB Level 1 or 2 Coaching Volleyball qualification

Candidates will be continuously assessed using e-learning knowledge checks, portfolio/self study tasks, active participation in sessions & activities, practical observation in training and match situation and engagement in a wide range of practical activities allied to high-performance coaching.

How to apply:

Send a letter of application, your coaching CV and evidence of any relevant pre-requisites listed above to to register your interest.

World ParaVolley will be reviewing applications on a first come first serve basis and give priority to candidates from the Asia Oceania zone, the zone hosting the Practical (Part B) element of the course.


We are pleased to announce that World ParaVolley has obtained a grant from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to cover a limited number of candidates to these courses. The grant will cover all costs, including course fees, transport, accommodation and food. The IPC have restricted the use of the grant to applicants from certain developing countries. See the list of qualifying countries below:

If you are from one of the qualifying countries and would like apply for the course and be considered for the grant, please include this on your application along with a quote for your flight/transport costs.

For more on the course or the grant, please information: