FootvolleyClub developed the methodology of the colors of the tracks for footvolley, so that, as in other sports, athletes of different levels can receive the necessary attention and responsibilities. We are a family owned and operated business.
Below you can check the colors and definitions of each graduation. From the white, the initial level, to the red, the grand master, read below the definition of each band, and what is expected of each:
Red - Grand Master
White - The Apprentice
This is the color of initiation in footvolley. The student here has no responsibility for gambling, only in his own development. The training should focus on the mechanics of fundamental movements, the fundamentals, as well as movement in the sand. The theoretical part here is not interesting, as the student still cannot absorb the most advanced information on movements, vectors and mechanics. The teacher's job here is to motivate the student to want to learn and be better than he was yesterday. No pressure for goals, just one step at a time. We are a family owned and operated business. What is expected of a white belt: Nothing. I just want to grow and be a better player today than I was yesterday. In this initial phase you will learn the fundamentals and work on the mechanics of movements. We are a family owned and operated business.
Yellow - The Awake
Like the sunlight that rises every day, the student in the yellow belt must understand that practice makes perfect. Based on the “10,000 hours to become a master” theory, here the student is charged and encouraged to learn all the movements, executing them repeatedly until he does not have to think to play. The student with the yellow belt must let go of his fear of playing and be present in daily training and games on weekends. Always attentive to the most senior students and teachers, the yellow color should be encouraged to participate and learn, inside and outside the court. The yellow of your belt represents the awakening to new knowledge, an enlightened path that you now understand you want to follow. What is expected of a yellow belt: The yellow belt must have a clear understanding of the mechanics of all the fundamentals, being tested in games set up for his level, and be able, together with a higher level player, or of the same rank, to play without major problems.
Blue - The Sky
The blue color represents the sky, in its immensity and purpose. It is where we all want to grow, even if not everyone will reach it. It represents the wisdom in understanding that the path is long, the challenge is great and that is why it is the color of resilience. The student with the blue belt is more required in training and games, serving as an example for less graduated students. He should be part of the community and help with activities whenever possible. His game already happens in a more natural way, and it is expected that he can practice inside the school without the help of teachers or graduated students. It is an important phase because here the student begins to understand his strengths and weaknesses, and becomes responsible for their development together with the teachers. We are a family owned and operated business. What is expected of a blue belt: The graduation of the blue belt is perhaps the most required. Here the student begins to understand the depth of the game, being pressured in training and on the court in games. He must play naturally, attacking and defending intelligently, with reception and intermediate level pass. Your withdrawal does not have to be an advantage, but constant withdrawal errors are not tolerated. The blue belt student must necessarily help beginners and yellow belt students in their evolution. Only then will he be ready to change lanes.
Purple - Fluency
The purple color represents the transition from a student to an experienced player. Here the player goes through a choice process, where he can be considered a fluent player, with solid foundations acquired through years of experience in the sport, being able to enter any court and maintain a good level of play, or keep working hard, with competition objectives, in improving the technical and physical part, focusing on your development to become an athlete. It is an important and dangerous track, because in the fluency phase of the game the player can be diverted to the side of ego, arrogance and leave aside the essential foundations for the formation of an athlete. Here humility must be exercised daily, avoiding manias and fanaticism. The purple belt is a phase of mental and spiritual transition, where a choice is made and a direction followed. What is expected of a purple belt: A purple belt student should be able to enter games at any level and feel comfortable on the court. Being fluent in the language of the game, you should not feel pressured when playing with professionals, and being very useful for less graduated students. In this phase the student develops his game and malice. Your attack must have finishing power, your defense and lift must be strengths, and your serve an advantage. Purple belt students should be able to represent FootvolleyClub.
Brown - The Root
The brown color represents the solidification of an athlete, who has solid foundations like the earth, and represents the future of footvolley with the bases acquired in years of training and games. Here the athlete is participating in competitions, creating bonds with the sport and athletes of different levels. The graduated athlete is one who understands that the time and energy he spends with a student with a lower degree is extremely important for his development. It is his way of solidifying what he has learned, both in theory and in practice, and putting his playing style to the test. The graduate athlete with the brown belt understands that he would never have come here had it not been for his masters, so the brown color also represents self-criticism. You are aware of your daily obligations to your staff, training and peers and students. Here the athlete can already start teaching classes, accompanied at the beginning by a teacher, to beginning students. It represents a dense, compact knowledge, solid enough to carry responsibilities and help the growth of other students. What is expected of a brown belt: It is the first graduated band, so here he stops being a student to become an athlete. The brown belt athlete is one who is actively participating in amateur tournaments, who helps black belts in classes, who brings with them the responsibility of helping in the development of students from all school graduation bands. The brown belt should be an example to be followed by beginners, have a defined style of play, and work constantly to improve their practice. Attack, defense, lift, reception and service must be exemplary. You should have no problem in demonstrating any movement in any situation, be it game or training.
Black - Knowledge
The black color represents the elegance and security of someone who has struggled for years to achieve recognition for becoming a teacher. Here, the professional athlete has already competed in countless competitions, playing with the best in the sport, and aims to continue learning and improving, in order to reach ever higher levels in his own development. The color black is the mixture of all colors, so a teacher is expected to have wisdom, patience, humility, discipline and resilience so that his students can see in themselves the potential to develop their game. The professional who carries the black belt has a great responsibility to demonstrate all aspects of the game to the less graduated, mixing tradition and transgression in order to encourage new experiences, attitudes and approaches to the sport, encouraging new practices to what has already been established in the sport.
Red - Wisdom
The red color is a primary color that cannot be composed of other colors. It is the warmest color, representing fire and passion for art and sport. The wisdom of facing the challenges that were imposed on him in the decades of practice, which brought this teacher to become a Master. Red is a vital energy color that attracts a lot of people's attention. The energy that the master exercises is metaphysical, but palpable for anyone around him. He is the one who, through his immense wisdom, humility, elegance, tranquility and wisdom, brings the necessary calm so that the practitioners around him understand that they are in the presence of something greater. This attraction of energy creates new starting points, and the master is the one with the greatest power of influence for new entrants and the light on the path for those who wish to continue in the sport and understand the grandiosity exerted by the Grand Master. Only Marcelinho deserves this track, recognition and honor. What is expected of a red belt: The fundamental basis for the creation, promotion and growth of the sport. The Grand Master is the one who participated in all stages of the creation of Footvolley until the last years of its practice, which today exercises transmitting wisdom and tranquility to those who continue to practice. His red stripe represents the passion needed to keep the blood flowing not only in his body and his practice, but in everyone he touched. It is the unification through the blood and sweat that he left on the court, being an example of player, professional, human being and character, that encouraged several teachers to follow the path he followed. The master is the one who understands, who doesn't care, who fights, who competes, who demonstrates, who sucks, who brings to himself, who does everything, who sacrifices, who has grown. The red band on his wrist represents the fact that if it weren't for him, we wouldn't be here. If it weren't for Marcelinho, we wouldn't be who we are today.