Forty-two participants in Coaches Course in Costa Rica


SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, September 17, 2013 – Forty-two participants hailing from Panama, Guatemala, El Salvador, Chile, Honduras and Costa Rica are taking part in a Level I Coaches Course in San Jose, Costa Rica.


This course forms part of the development program of NORCECA Confederation and its efforts to expand volleyball in all the zones under its influence.


The Development Center in Dominican Republic is coordinating the course as it continues to stage courses and seminars in key geographical areas to offer less expensive costs to potential participants.


“With this course in Costa Rica, our Development Center reaches Central America and the participants can come using ground transportation,” said Yoana Mota, vice director of the center, during the opening ceremony.


The 13-day course is run under the leadership of the veteran coach Jorge Pérez Vento, the former coach of Dominican Republic women’s team who is the director, and Juan Cartagena, as the instructor.


Present at the opening ceremony was William Corrales, Costa Rica Minister of Sport,  Marcela Urbina, Costa Rica Volleyball Federation Vice-President, Claudio Chavez Picado, of Costa Rica Sports Institute and Jorge Villalobos, former International Referee and Member of the NORCECA Refereeing Commission.