The Role of the FIVB

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THE FIVB`S ROLE TOWARDS THE ORGANIZATION OF BEACH VOLLEYBALL EVENTS

The role of the FIVB, is to set guidelines, establish a framework for each of the event categories discussed in the section FIVB Events` structure. After having set the course of action for each of the events` category, is to ensure correct organization and implementation of the event(s). For some competitions, which are part of the Olympic Qualification system, like the FIVB SWATCH World Tour, the FIVB SWATCH World Championships, the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup and the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup Olympic Qualification, the established guidelines have to also respect regulations set by the International Olympic Committee. The FIVB as the international governing body has to handle the management and communication of the sport all over the world and therefore guaranteeing a fair Olympic Qualification process, through the principles outlined in the Olympic Qualification system for Beach Volleyball (English & French)for the 2012 Olympic Games and the future editions of the Olympic Games.

The FIVB, the Continental Volleyball Confederations, the National Volleyball Federation, the promoters and/or other mandated agencies have to work closely to ensure the smooth running of each Beach Volleyball event.

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FIVB`S RESPONSIBILITIES & EXPENSES

The FIVB, as the main governing body of Volleyball and Beach Volleyball worldwide, is responsible for the core basis of the sport. FIVB`s efforts are focused on continuous development of the sport via support programs, established properties / competitions, educated officials and technical experts, etc. The below list reflects the main responsibilities of the FIVB as follows:

  • Implement the decisions of the Beach Volleyball Commission, World Tour Council, Board of Administration and World Congress. Ensure an efficient internal and external communication and flow of information;
  • Prepare meetings with organizers, sponsors, NFs, Confederations, etc. and follow-up on the decisions;
  • Realize the FIVB Beach Volleyball events` structure and appropriate terms and conditions;
  • Realize and implement the global FIVB events Master Plan;
  • Coordinate and implement development programs towards Continental Confederations and National Federations;
  • Raise awareness of Beach Volleyball through Media channels;
  • Prepare FIVB Delegates able to cooperate with the promoters to achieve organizational quality and to fulfill the FIVB requirements;
  • Establish requirements for players’ and officials’ uniforms;
  • Test the Rules of the Game, Competition Format, etc. and collect feed-back from the parties concerned;
  • Identify potential organizers, follow-up on their candidature, control the flow of documents and information, prepare and organize inspection visits to verify the cities, hosting locations, hotels, promotion, staff, officials and organization facilities; Assist the FIVB IT Department to establish adequate computer software programs to facilitate operational follow-up;
  • Assign FIVB Officials and Delegates at each event;
  • Plan, prepare documents, follow up and coordinate activities related to the FIVB Beach Volleyball tournaments;
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  • Provide the organizer with constant assistance - information, documents or FIVB decisions
  • Assist Multi-Game Organizers;
  • Check financial matters related to expenses and revenues associated with the FIVB Beach Volleyball events (Prize money, Bonus, Flat fee for the Officials, sponsorship fee, entry fee, license fee, etc.).
  • Issue Rules of the Game;
  • Production of promotional material;
  • Evaluate and approve sand quality through the assigned laboratory.

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For details concerning the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships, FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour, FIVB Junior/ Youth World Championships, please refer to Beach Volleyball Handbook available on line on the FIVB website. Currently available: 2012 Beach Volleyball Handbook.

WHAT FIVB DOES FOR BEACH VOLLEYBALL CONTINENTAL CUP & FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL WORLD CUP?
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Beach Volleyball CEV Continental Cup leg in Ukraine
  • Realizes general guidelines for the Terms & Conditions that are then adapted by each Continental Confederation;
  • Designs and monitors application process to participate and/or host events;
  • Designs and makes available logo type, official poster layout, Branding Kit;
  • Assists Confederations in setting up competition schemes in line with the FIVB requirements;
  • Coordinates financial issues, as supports financially, through the respective Continental Confederation, the participating and organizing NFs for the first two phases;
  • Monitors and extends assistance to the Confederations to implement the competitions;
  • Creates and updates tools (i.e. online checklist, e-book, etc.) supporting the implementation;
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    Beach Volleyball CAVB Continental Cup seminar in Kenya
  • Organizes seminars to transfer knowledge to the Continental Confederations` representatives/ officials;
  • With the help of the FIVB IT Department, establishes and monitors athletes` registration in the BVIS;
  • Coordinates and updates the dedicated tournament`s pages on the FIVB official website;
  • Homologates the Continental Beach Volleyball Cup and FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup Olympic Qualification as part of the Olympic Qualification process;
  • GOOD TO KNOW

    National Federations are responsible to chose and name the athletes that will represent them at the 2012 Olympic Games once the Olympic place (s) has (ve) been qualified.
  • Evaluates the results of the competition phases and offers solutions to evolve the competition;
  • Executes inspection and/or on-site visits if required and assigns FIVB officials to educate officials in Continental Confederations;
  • Coordinates FIVB communication channels concerning media and promotional activities;
  • Monitors and controls the applied 2012 Olympic Qualification system for Beach Volleyball;
  • Evaluates and appoints the hosting entities for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup Olympic Qualification and FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup Final;
  • Others.
  • WHAT FIVB DOES FOR CHALLENGER AND SATELLITE EVENTS AND OTHER INTERCONTINENTAL EVENTS?
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    2011 Women`s Challenger in Seoul, Korea - Center Court
  • Sanctions International and/or Intercontinental Beach Volleyball events;
  • Targets and signs agreements with new promoters;
  • Provides the organizers with assistance, information, documents, list of officials or FIVB decisions and competition’s supervision;
  • With the assistance of FIVB Delegates, realizes the Junior/Youth World Championships Handbook;
  • Evaluates the proposals for the organization of International Beach Volleyball events;
  • Coordinates a calendar including International events;
  • Assigns FIVB Officials to oversee the event and coordinate the issue of the International travel tickets;
  • Controls the application of FIVB requirements (Official Beach Volleyball rules, official ball, medals, FIVB Officials, registered athletes, entry procedure, regular update of the FIVB Website’s information, etc.);
  • Updates the FIVB Website with all relevant information;
  • Assists Continental Confederations to control the preparation and coordination of these events by supplying agreement templates, forms, Beach Volleyball Information system (BVIS), etc.
  • WHAT FIVB DOES FOR BEACH VOLLEYBALL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES TOWARDS CONFEDERATIONS AND NATIONAL FEDERATIONS?
  • Assesses NFs and Confederations` situation constantly through surveys;
  • Makes proposals to reward the best Confederation and NFs;
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    All participants of the FIVB Technical Development BVIS Seminar in Santo Domingo - Dominican Republic
  • Creates and circulates a long term plan including all events and opportunities;
  • Realizes and distributes guidelines for Confederations and National Federations to develop their respective National Tours and International programs;
  • Prepares the requirements for the FIVB recognized Continental Tours and National Tours;
  • Homologates Continental Tours, Continental (Final) Championships and National Tours;
  • Receives report for each project and evaluates results;
  • Realizes a system to rate the performances of the NFs and Confederations in implementing the Development Programs;
  • Provides information and know-how to the Confederations and affiliated National Volleyball Federations upon demand;
  • Realizes presentations for the World Congress and Board of Administration on this subject;
  • Coordinates actions with other departments to optimize the results of the development programs;
  • Realizes a budget for the implementation of development programs.
  • WHAT FIVB DOES FOR MULTI SPORT COMPETITIONS?
    GOOD TO KNOW

    For the first time, Beach Volleyball will be part of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games!
  • Support all organization towards the inclusion of Beach Volleyball in Multi Sport Competitions;
  • Assists the organizers of Multi-Sport competitions such as the Asian Games, South East Asian Games, “Jeux de la Francophonie”, “Pan American Games”, etc.
  • Assigns Officials /FIVB Delegates upon request of the organizer.
  • Coordinates the implementation of the teams’ eligibility and teams’ entry procedures.
  • Implementation of Inspection visits.
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