Kids beach Volleyball Festival in Santo Domingo
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, April 14, 2014 – The NORCECA/FIVB
Regional Volleyball Development Center in Dominican Republic is
running a beach volleyball festival at Guibia Beach in the city
of Santo Domingo on April 14-15.
The event is being organized in collaboration with the Physical
Education Institute of the Dominican Republic whose director is
Danilo Mesa and with the support of NORCECA Confederation,
presided over by Cristobal Marte Hoffiz.
Groups of boys and girls totaling more than 100 from different
public schools of Santo Domingo will compete in a tournament to
be organized after attending instructional clinics on the basic
skills of beach volleyball from Cuban Osvaldo Abreu, who will be
assisted by former Dominican players Yeuddys Perez and Hector
Nelson Ramírez, director of the development center, said the
participants are boys and girls of ages 11-15 and forms part of
the program of the Dominican Republic Federation to expand the
practice of beach volleyball in the country.
Mesa remarked the importance of beach volleyball for the
students and the need to create awareness towards the fastest
growing sport discipline throughout the world.
Marte Hoffiz ratified the continuous support of NORCECA
Confederation, based on its Development Plan, to all national
federations and recognized the efforts made by the Dominican
Federation and its president Ramon García to expand the practice
of beach volleyball in the country.
“Beach Volleyball is growing very fast within NORCECA region,”
Marte Hoffiz said. “We just finished the qualification
tournaments towards the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing where we
will be represented by six teams per gender.”
“It is important to get players who are familiar with the
fundamentals of beach volleyball starting from the grassroots
level,” Marte Hoffiz said. “That’s the importance of this
festival and I want to express my congratulations to all the
institutions involved in this activity.”
Traditionally the students of Dominican Republic are on
vacations during the whole week preceding the festivities of