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Candidates to continental beach volleyball referees were successfully evaluated


TIJUANA, Mexico, December 1, 2017 - The referees that were candidates to continental certification were successfully evaluated during theInternational Seminar that took place at the FIVB-NORCECA Regional Development Center located in the High Performance Center of Baja California.

Evaluations were carried out both theoretically and practically. In the case of beach volleyball, these were provided by Canadian instructor Andre Trottier, who participated as international referee in the Olympic Games of London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016.

“This is my first time in Tijuana and the first one we have a joint course of volleyball and beach volleyball which was a total success in my opinion,” said Trottier. 

“Also according to the candidates to beach referees, they were happy to be able to share knowledge with the volleyball people and the fact that there were three instructors instead of only one, were able to share many experiences and visitations together and that was a very positive experience,” he remarked.

For a total of five days, beach volleyball referees held theoretical and practical sessions working in the meeting room and on the sand. 

“One of the goals of the course was to give our candidates as much practice as possible, not only theory. So we were able to practice many game situations all the protocols and I think it was very positive because also the players we had they were very good,” Trottier added.

The Canadian instructor was a Volleyball and Beach Volleyball player, according to him he fell in love with the sport. “I decided to continue and became a referee,” he stated. “I’m lucky because it got me to travel all over the world being able to participate in two Olympics and many World Championships and finally come to Tijuana to participate in this course.”