Cayman Islands school children take part in clinics


CAYMAN ISLANDS, February 22, 2012 – School boys and girls of Cayman Islands are taking part in a series of clinics directed by instructor Juan Cartagena of Puerto Rico as part of the Development Plan of NORCECA Confederation.


The clinics are supervised by the FIVB Regional Development Centre in Dominican Republic and Cartagena will be also working with the pre-junior and junior groups in both genders as well as with the national adult training teams.


“I have had the opportunity to support and offer recommendations to those players at the grassroot level who will be taking part in future competitions across the CAZOVA zone,” Cartagena said.


The schedule of clinics in Cayman Islands includes visits to elementary public schools where mini-volley workshops have been organized.


The NORCECA Instructor met with the directors of the Cayman Islands Voleyball Federation presided over by Noel Williams where he discussed different ideas to improve the level of volleyball and beach volleyball in the country.


In the upcoming days, Cartagena will start working with the senior national teams and their coaches and volunteers as well as taking part in meetings with the Ministers of Sport and Education.


“It is very important for the expansion of volleyball and beach volleyball to include our sport in the programs of the schools,” he said.


“It has been a great experience so far and the Cayman Islands volleyball authorities have a lot of enthusiam which guarantees a sustainable development plan.”