Basic Coaching Course concludes in Santo Domingo


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, March 25, 2014 – The National Coaches Course organized by the Dominican Republic National Federation concluded with successful results and significant number of female participants.


Twenty-seven female applicants, of a total of 107, took part in the three-day basic course directed by Ariel Sainz with Wilson Sanchez and Cristian Cruz as assistants.


Ramon Garcia, President of the Dominican Republic Federation, presented the certificates of participation accompanied by Marcos Kwiek, coach of the women’s national team, and Nelson Ramirez, Director of the NORCECA/FIVB Regional Development Center.


Kenia Moreta, Juana Gonzalez, Juana Saviñón and Larissa Reyes, former players of the Dominican team, were among the participants who took part in the theoretical and practical sessions of the course that covered 33 hours.


Sainz expressed his satisfaction for the good level of knowledge exhibited by most of the participants and underlined the importance of following up their activities as they begin their coaching career.


Joan Porffirio Sanchez of Samana, Pedro Manuel Paredes of San Cristobal and Henry Rincón of National District, passed the course with the highest grades.


Garcia said all the participants are now in conditions to participate in an international coaching course of level 1 and continue advancing from there.


The next national coaching course to be organized by the national federation in collaboration with the Regional Development Center will be one of beach volleyball on April 11-13 with the participation of applicants from all the national provinces where the sport is being practiced, Ramirez said.