Development of Beach Volleyball is top priority in Central America


GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, February 20, 2014. - The two-day General Assembly of AFECAVOL’s General Assembly concluded on Thursday with key decisions regarding the development of beach volleyball in the region adopted by the seven members of the Central American zone within NORCECA Confederation


AFECAVOL President Marta Centeno de Sajche presented the annual report of the FIVB Development Centre in Dominican Republic which reflected the valuable effects of the different courses, seminars as well as the permanent assistance of Cuban Coach Rafael Navelo Cabello as itinerant instructor.


Centeno de Sajche recommended each National Federation to analyze the evaluation provided by Navelo Cabello to contribute to a more appropriate technical instruction and development this year.  The representatives of the National Federations acknowledged the positive influence from this specific program and requested NORCECA to establish the same program for Beach Volleyball.


NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz requested from the Central American federations to urge those who have received instruction form the Development Centre to share it back within their countries as an additional tool for education, which is the key for development.


He also presented the FIVB Report explaining completion formats, regulations, team distribution and the innovation in the awards that will be put to the test in the upcoming tournaments.


An important date in the calendar was determined as on December 19-21 AFECAVOL will celebrate an Elective Assembly to the Executive Committee of the regional governing body for the period 2015-2018 where reelection will be permitted.


Several important Continental Championships will be held in Central American countries (see calendar of events posted in NORCECA’s website) this year with Marte Hoffiz expressing his confidence in the organizational capability of AFECAVOL.


“After the intensive and productive sessions I have a clear picture of the well executed programs in Central American granted by AFECAVOL’s presidency,” Marte Hoffiz stated in his closing speech. “It is my duty to recognize your efficient work and the responsibility with which this zone performs gives stability and credibility to the NORCECA Confederation. Your accomplishments support the future of volleyball”.