Kriba Reddy, Volleyball South Africa’s Vice President officially opened the inaugural FIVB beach volleyball coaching clinic at the Coastlands Hotel at the Beach on Wednesday, 2 May 2018.

In addition to extending a cordial welcome to Dr.Hans Voight the FIVB instructor from Germany and the coaches Reddy went on to read a message from VSA President, Anthony Kamohelo Mokoena:

“ Good Day all. I wish to welcome the instructor to our beloved country as well as FIVB for making this important opportunity possible to our participants. You are all welcome.

Please take these few words as motivation to you all today so that you can take any challenge in sport and life as beach volleyball coaches, my words are not intended as an exhaustive treatise on the much written upon subject of the power of thought. They are suggestive rather than explanatory, its object being to stimulate you to the discovery and perception of the truth that:

You yourselves are makers of yourselves’

by virtue of the thoughts you choose and encourage; that your minds are the master weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance.

I will encourage you to think of the following during these five days, Your:

Thought and Character; Effect of Thought on Health and the Body; Thought and Purpose; The Thought -Factor in Achievement; Serenity (the state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled); Thought and Character; Visions and Ideals.

The aphorism, “As a person thinketh in that person’s heart so is that person,”not only embraces the whole of a person’s being, but is so comprehensive as to reach out to every condition and circumstance of that person’s life. A person is literally what that person thinks, your character being the complete sum of all your thoughts.

Thought in the mind hath made us. What we are by thought we wrought and built. I wish you all good luck.”


Reddy added:

“ The FIVB coaching programme to equip provincial coaches with the latest technical skills to fast track development in the sport is part of the Federation’s ongoing plans to entrench South Africa’s dominance in beach volleyball in our zone.”

“ We feel that investment in beach volleyball will pay great dividends as at this time in our development as an emerging nation in volleyball, our chances of participating on the global stage is greater in beach volleyball,”added Reddy.

Reddy called upon FIVB instructor, Dr.Hans Voight to outline his programme for the 5 day course to the eager participants.




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