Cuba and Mexico hold joint practices at a Pre-World Championship
TIJUANA, Mexico, June 20 2013.— The teams of Cuba and Mexico
have held joint practices at the Baja California High
Performance Center prior to the Boys’ U19 FIVB World
These two teams have played some scrimmage matches as part of
the preparation. Along with that, the strength and conditioning
sessions have taken place at the Multipurpose Gym.
Cuba will stay in Tijuana until june 24th. The squad coached by
Rodolfo Sanchez will depart to Mexicali and will have some
previous practices before the beginning of the tournament on the
“We feel great about this preparation in a state of the art
facility, I think this will help us for a good result,” said
Rodolfo Sanchez, who coached this generation one year ago when
they won the gold medal in the final against Mexico at the
Norceca Continental Championship that granted them the ticket to
this World Championship.
A year later the team looks more mature. “I think we are getting
close to our best shape. Our preparation is set between 90 and
95 percent”, He added.
For Mexico’s assitant coach, Eduardo Murguia, facing Cuba in
some scrimmage matches and joint practices has been very
helpful. “When you find such a team with high class and level,
it is very important, it helps you a lot, you learn a lot and
grow a lot,” He remarked.
Cuba will compete in Pool B along with Argentina (that arrived
on wednesday), Japan, Chile and Turkey.