Coaches Level II underway in Costa Rica



SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, October 6, 2015 – Twenty-three coaches from Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Costa Rica are taking part in two-week Coaches Volleyball Course Level II currently underway in San Jose, capital of Costa Rica.


The course is organized by the NORCECA/FIVB Regional Development Center in the Dominican Republic in collaboration with the Costa Rican Volleyball Federation and the Costa Rican Sport Institute.


Puerto Rican Juan Cartagena and Cuban Argelio Hernández are the instructors and all the coaches have been previously approved by FIVB to take part of the 30-session course.


Yohana Mota Moreno, vice director of the Regional Development Center remarked on the importance of developing the sport of volleyball by properly training the coaches.


Edgar Alvarado Ardón, president of the Costa Rican Federation emphasized on the development of coaches to help the progress of players. He also thanked the assistance received from the Sport Institute and the Ministry of Sport.


Mauri Carabaguias, minister of sports, and Alba Quesada, director of the sport institute both attended the opening ceremony of the course.


The topics of the course include physical preparation, techniques of attack and defense as well as prevention of injuries. One international referee will participate as instructor to talk about the modifications of the rules of the game and to explain the challenge system. Also a WADA certified medical doctor will discourse about the anti-doping and its importance for the education of the athletes.


Participants will go through theoretical and practical evaluations before they can be accredited as International Coaches Level II.