Mexican youngsters win the SCVA Championship in the USA
TIJUANA, Mexico, January 23 2013 — The Baja California Boys’
Youth team won the Southern California Volleyball Association
Open 14 Championship.
The Baja 14 team won against the HBC Club, from Huntington Beach,
California in a two sets final (25-18, 25-19). Previously both
teams had faced each other in the qualifying rounds. The victory
was also for the Mexicans in two (25-13, 25-12).
This achievement was considered as historical for the State
Sports Talent program, and also for Mexican Volleyball, stated
the young coach Jorge Romero, who was in charge of the unit in
preparation for the National Junior Olympic.
“The Southern California Volleyball Association (SCVA) is one of
the most prestigious organizations at this level in the United
States. We competed as the only foreign team in a three days
tournament that was very hard and very demanding, with high
caliber and quality teams,” said Romero, 26, who was assited by
Mexican Men’s U19 National Team coach, Oscar Licea.
The team finished undefeated by winning 10 matches in a row, and
only lost two of 22 sets disputed against clubs from the cities
of Long Beach, San Diego, Valencia, Redondo Beach, Thousand Oaks
and Long Beach.
“We faced teams that were in the top 17 of the seed in a
tournament with more than 60 clubs that are considered as part
of the best league at this level y the USA,” the coach and
National Teams statitian.
The Baja California team roster was composed of very young but
talented kids, such as Jesús Flores, Alberto Morales, Gustavo
Flores, Miguel Ángel Sarabia, Armando Valenzuela, Roberto
Saldaña, Alonso Romero, Mario Contreras, Marco Téllez, Alejandro
Martínez, Osvaldo Pérez and Víctor Salazar.
Many of them were the product of a massive scouting and
detection plan that is impulsed by the Baja California Sports
and Physical Culture Institute as an strategy to support the
development of volleyball in the region among with other