FIVB appoints Instructors for Coaches Courses

SANTO DOMINGO, April 11, 2024. – The International Volleyball Federation has appointed the instructors who will conduct the Level 1 and Level 3 Coaches Courses that will be taking place soon at the NORCECA/FIVB Regional Development Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The Director of the Regional Center, Prof. Nelson José Ramírez, announced that Rubén Sainz from Cuba will be the FIVB instructor for the International Level 1 Coaches Course, which will take place from May 7 to 11.

Sainz is a volleyball veteran who has coached national teams in several countries, and for the past 10 years, he has been called upon by the FIVB to assume the role of instructor due to his extensive experience and ability to transfer his knowledge to young coaches from developing countries.

He also indicated that for the International Level 3 Coaches Course to be held from June 22 to 30, FIVB has appointed well-known FIVB instructors Luis Fernando Muchaga Torres from Spain and  Antonio Rizola Neto from Brazil.

Luis Fernando Muchaga is a veteran Physical Education Professor with a Master’s degree in Sports Management and Administration, he also is a veteran coach who won the Bronze Medal at the Seoul Olympic Games; in addition, he has coached professional teams in the European League and currently, besides being an instructor, he is the Technical Director of the Royal Spanish Volleyball Federation.

Instructor Antonio Rizola is a veteran coach who has coached several national teams of Brazil, he won the gold medal with the women’s team at the 2012 London Olympics, and with the men’s team, he won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He has also coached several national teams in different countries, the last national team he coached was Colombia women, winning a Pan American medal and qualified for two World Championships, and he was recently announced as the coach of the women’s team of Peru.

Professor Ramírez said he was very pleased to have these great world-class instructors who will pass on  their knowledge in these important coaches’ courses, with the support of the FIVB and the NORCECA Confederation, which will bring together around 110 coaches from America and Europe.