Instructors praise attitude of participants in San Jose


SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, September 21, 2013 – FIVB Instructors Jorge Perez Vento and Juan Cartagena both express encouraging words while evaluating the level of interest from the 42 participants in the Level I Coaches Course being addressed in Costa Rica.


“I am really impressed by their desire to learn and their willingness to work,” Perez Vento said at the end of a session. “They all look really motivated and their attitude is an inspiration for us.”


The Cuban-born Perez Vento, a former setter of the Cuban Men’s National Team in the 60’s and 70’s, has had a rich coaching experience in his native Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico and is a talkative individual always willing to discuss about volleyball.


“I really enjoy talking about volleyball and sharing all my experience acquired over the years, so these courses offer me the opportunity to exchange with people and teach them a few things about the game,” he said.


Cartagena, who has been working for NORCECA Confederation as instructor of the Development Center in Dominican Republic, also has noticed the positive attitude of the participants.


“It is one of the best courses that I have ever been,” the Puerto Rican Cartagena said. “In the theoretical classes and the practice sessions they have showed incredible enthusiasm and dedication.”


“The participants deserve all the credit and their proactive participation has made the sessions more interesting and entertaining,” he added.


The 42 participants in the Coaches course come from Panama, Guatemala, El Salvador, Chile, Honduras and Costa Rica.


This 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.