Morales completes one-month

clinics in Guatemala



SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, March 26, 2015 – FIVB/NORCECA Instructor Justo Morales of Cuba spent the past month in several cities of Guatemala offering clinics and training national coaches in coordination with the Guatemalan Volleyball Federation from February 26 to March 24.

Morales, who is in charge of the seven countries that make up the Central American zone, is one of seven itinerant instructors currently serving under the NORCECA Development Plan.

Besides working with coaches and school teachers, his duties include the assistance of national federations with the elaboration of an appropriate development plan for their national teams in the different levels as well as promoting the practice of volleyball among students at the lower school grades.

During his stay in Guatemala, Morales had the opportunity to work with the volleyball associations of Huehuetenango, San Marcos, Quetzaltenango, Sololá and Guatemala City.

The theoretical and practical clinics included, among others, the following topics: A) Importance of Physical Education and Sports in Schools, B) Planning of training sessions, C) Scouting of players, D) Refreshment courses, E) Importance of strength for the athletes, and F) Volleyball Fundamentals.

Morales also participated with the national coaches in the training sessions of the national teams both of volleyball and beach volleyball.

He praised the support received from the local authorities as well as the level of organization of the Guatemalan Volleyball Federation, presided over by Enrique Santis, and also the consistent participation of its national teams in the regional and international competitions.