Opening Ceremony International Course for Level 1 Coaches

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, August 28, 2023.- An International Course for Level 1 Coaches organized by the NORCECA/FIVB Volleyball Regional Development Center in Santo Domingo, sponsored by the National Physichal Educatioin Institute (INFEI), the NORCECA Confederation and the International Volleyball Federation, which will conclude on Friday October 1. 

31 coaches are taking part of the course, from Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curazao, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic, conducted by Instructor Juan Cartagena of Puerto Rico.

Attending the opening ceremony were Garibaldi Bautista president of the Dominican National Olympic Committee, Ángel Rivas president of the National Distrit Volleyball Association, international instructor Juan Manuel Cartagena and professor Nelson José Ramírez director of the Regional Development Center.

The president of the Dominican National Olympic Committee Garibaldi Bautista motivated the participants to put in practice all the knowledge they will acquire in benefit of volleyball in their respective countries, recognizing the Development Center´s great work and that is why FEDOVOLI is one of the Federations that has developed the most, obtaining great international results.

International instructor Juan Cartagena of Puerto Rico explained that the FIVB has recognized the quality of the Center, which is an example for volleyball around the world, and personally as well, preparing a great number of Coaches from members of the NORCECA Confederation.

Ángel Rivas representing FEDOVOLI congratulated all the participants for their efforts in taking this important course and hopes that all of them finish with the best grades.

Level I Coaches Course concludes in the Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, June 24, 2023.- With the participation of 35 coaches from the National District Volleyball Association of the Dominican Republic, the Norceca/FIVB Regional Center for Volleyball Development held a course for Level 1 Regional Volleyball Coaches.

The five-day course was conducted by Venezuelan instructors Alexander Gutiérrez Sánchez and Rómulo Hernández.

In the closing ceremony, Mr. Ángel Rivas, President of ASOVODINA, who is at the Central American and Caribbean Games in El Salvador, via zoom, expressed “our organization will spare no effort to continue preparing coaches in charge of clubs and schools all over the country”.

Ángel Rivas thanked the Juancito Sport Foundation for their support in organizing this important course, as well as FEDOVOLI and the NORCECA Confederation.

Level I Beach Volleyball Course closing ceremony

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, May 26, 2023.- With the support of the National Physical Education Institute and the North, Central American and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation NORCECA, the Level I Beach Volleyball International Course for Coaches and Physical Education professor concluded successfully.

Ten professors from the INEFI joined professors and coaches from Ecuador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Cuba, Italy and the Dominican Republic took part of the International Course.

FIVB instructor Mauro Hernandez of Spain conducted the course, he is one of the most respected instructors worldwide, who has taken part in Olympic Games, several World Tour stages, Pan American Games, Central American and Caribbean Games, among others.

The participants were subjected to a five-day working program that included theory and practice at the Volleyball Training facilities at Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center.

After handing out the certificates, Mauro Hernandez said “I am satisfied with the great level and knowledge of the participants, especially from the Dominican professors, who are ensuring a promising future for volleyball in at a school level throughout the country”.

Hernandez congratulated the National Physical Education Institute for joining the Regional Volleyball Development Center in Dominican Republic directed by Professor Nelson José Ramírez for his initiative, “I will take this idea to my country to start a program like this one, as one of the FIVB politics is to integrate schools to our sports’ programs”.

Professor Ramírez stated that NORCECA president Cristobal Marte is interested in schools to be part of the development of volleyball in the region.

Ramirez closed the ceremony thanking Alberto Rodríguez director of INEFI for his support, as well as that of the Dominican Olympic Committee and the Dominican Sports Ministry.

Upcoming Course for Level I Beach Volleyball Coaches

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, April 11, 2023 – The NORCECA/FIVB Regional Center in the Dominican Republic for the Development of Volleyball is announcing their upcoming Level 1 Beach Volleyball Coaches Course.

Professor Nelson Ramírez, director of the Development Center informed that the International Course for Level 1 Beach Volleyball Coaches will be held from May 20-26 in Santo Domingo and registration will be closed on May 15.

All interested in being part of this course can contact the NORCECA/FIVB Regional Center via or WhatsApp +1 (809) 563 5642.

Development Center conducted Level I course in Santiago

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, March 15, 2023.- The NORCECA/FIVB Regional Volleyball Development Center conducted a Level I course for Physical Education professors with the joint effort from the Volleyball Association of Santiago, Dominican Republic.

The three-day course, from March 10-12, had a total of 51 Physical Education professors from different schools and public education centers.

Wilson Sánchez and Francisco Lerebours were the instructors, who completed 30 hours divided in theory and practice sessions.

During the closing ceremony José Aybar, president of the Volleyball Association of Santiago, thanked the Development Center in supporting the fulfillment of this course and motivated all the participants to pass on to their students the knowledge they acquired, with the goal of promoting the practice of volleyball in their education centers.

Professor Nelson José Ramírez director of the Development Center congratulated the participants for showing great interest during the course and expressed that the NORCECA Confederation presided by Cristóbal Marte wishes to continue supporting National Federations in carrying out training courses for Physical Education professors.

Cuban professors certified as Volleyball Level I Coaches

HAVANA, Cuba, February 27, 2023.- The international volleyball workshop for coaches Level I that took place in Havana, concluded successfully this past weekend.

The National Volleyball School hosted the workshop, in which 36 Cuban professors were certified as Volleyball Level I Coaches.

Antonio Rizola, head coach of Colombia’s women team and certified FIVB instructor conducted the intense workshop with teaching and practice sessions.

As the closing ceremony, he expressed his gratitude to the Cuban Volleyball National Federation (FCV) and to the national sports system for allowing him to share his knowledge.

He also highlighted the opportunity to exchange with Cuban volleyball legends such as Gilberto Herrera, Justo Morales and several Olympic champions, members of the “Morenas del Caribe”.

Speaking about the course, he recognized several professors with advanced professional abilities and that they reached their goals.

Ariel Sainz, FCV presidente expressed his inmense gratitude for traveling to Cuba and his work, before he proposed him to repeat the experience at the end of the year.

Saiz explained that just like this course, the next will contribute to strengthen young and experienced Cuban coaches.

The theorical-practice course, had specific evaluations in these two aspects. The best student was a 21 year old  member of the national coaching staff, professor

Mario Raúl Izquierdo Pérez.

Development Center conducts innovative Sports Medicine Workshop

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, February 20, 2023.- The NORCECA/FIVB Regional Volleyball Development Center in Dominican Republic in a joint effort with the Dominican Volleyball National Federation (FEDOVOLI) conducted this past Saturday a Sports Medicine Workshop with 48 doctors and physical therapists.

The workshop’s main subjects were the treatment of injuries, physical therapy and first aid for high performance volleyball athletes, conducted by Dr. Lissett Sánchez from the Sports Medicine Federation, Dr. Juan Núñez specialized in Orthopedics, Dr. Emilio Villanueva specialized in Sports Medicine, Dr. Víctor Figueroa specialized in Physical Therapy and member of the FIVB Medical Commission, Psychologist Luis Verges, Dr. Julio Miñoso member of the NORCECA Medical Commission and Physical Therapists Jesús Solverio and Dalvel De Los Santos.

Practical session Sports Medicine Workshop

Ramón A. García president of FEDOVOLI, Fernando Teruel of the Ministry of Sports, Prof. Nelson José Ramírez director of the NORCECA/FIVB Regional Volleyball Development Center and organizer, as well as Dr. Heyda Joaquín president of the FEDOVOLI Medical Commission and coordinator of the working sessions.

Ramon García expressed that the Dominican Volleyball Federation has set the goal to give more support and medical treatment for athletes and to provide medical assistance during the tournaments to be held throughout the entire country; hence, medical personnel will now carry an ID that allows them to be part of these tournaments.

Learning session Sports Medicine Workshop

Workshop for Coaches Conducted by Regional Development Center

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, December 12, 2022.- the NORCECA-FIVB Regional Volleyball Development Center in Dominican Republic in a joint effort with the National District Volleyball Association held this past saturday a workshop for coaches from their affiliate clubs.

The workshop was held at the volleyball national training center at the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center, conducted by Dr. Jaime Caonabo Terrero vice rector of the caribbean university and director of the school of law, by dr. Jeovanny Montero, medical-sociologist of the women’s volleyball national team and coaches Wilson Sanchez and Romulo Quiroz.

Dr. Jaime Caonabo Terrero presentation was focused on the children’s law and how coaches and club authorities must treat them as well as that of youth and junior players, in order to avoid breaking the law.

Dr. Jeobanny Montero spoke about the relationship between coaches and athletes, goals during training, characteristics and qualities of successful coaches, as well as the athletes origins.

While coaches Wilson Sanchez and Romulo Quiroz were in charge of the practice clinics, teaching about the latest coaching techniques for children and young players.

Angel Rivas, president of the national district volleyball association was in charge of the closing words to the 50 participating coaches in the workshop, motivating them to put into practice what they learned and informed them that starting in january they will receive their id as coaches, which will be a requirement to participate in the association’s tournaments.

Level III Coaches Course concludes successfully

SANTO DOMINGO, República Dominicana, September 11, 2022.- The NORCECA/FIVB Regional Volleyball Development Center held the closing ceremony of the Level III Coaches Course that started on September 5th in Santo Domingo.

A total of 37 participants, from 14 countries won the Level III Coaches Course under the supervision the Director of the course the Spaniard Luis Muchaga and Cuban Instructor Francisco Cruz Jimenez, both appointed by the International Volleyball Federation FIVB.

The ceremony was presided by Cristobal Marte Hoffiz FIVB Vice President and President of the NORCECA Volleyball Confederation, alongside Amos Anglea Technical Vice President of the Dominican Volleyball Federation.

“I congratulate all the participants and exhort them to work in the development of volleyball in their countries, following your National Federation’s guidelines and that you can pass on all your knowledge to clubs and schools” said Cristobal Marte Hoffiz.

Closing ceremony, Cristobal Marte Hoffiz NORCECA President (center)

Marte Hoffiz stated that the NORCECA Confederation will continue to support the activities and courses proposed by the Development Center.

Also, Amos Anglade wished a great success to all the participants, hoping to see them back in Dominican Republic competing in charge of their national teams.

Prof. Nelson Jose Ramirez, Director of the NORCECA/FIVB Regional Volleyball Development Center said to be satisfied to carry out the course “this is the only Development Center that the FIVB has authorized to carry out courses on site, for which I thank the instructors for their great job”.

Prof. Ramirez made the announcement that the Development Center will have available in November courses of Level I Coaches and a Data Volley, Statistics and Analyzing the opponent.

Level III Coaches Course to go along with Final Six Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 3, 2022 – Forty coaches from Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba, Honduras; Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic have registered for the Level III Course to be held in Santo Domingo during the Final Six Women’s Cup.

This is the first authorized by FIVB and NORCECA with the presence of participants and instructors.

The director of the course is the Spaniard Luis Muchaga with the assistance of Cuban

Francisco Cruz Jimenez, who have been working for 10 days with morning and afternoon duties in the facilities of the National Center of Volleyball Development.

All the participants will have the opportunity to use as practice camp all the matches of the Final Six Women’s Cup, which runs from September 5 to 11 at the National Palace of Volleyball Ricardo Arias.

This kind of high level course is only authorized to the Center in Dominican Republic by FIVB and NORCECA for his high degree in organization that puts it as the most functional of the Development Centers around the world.