National Beach Volleyball Course concludes in Santo Domingo


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, April 13, 2014 – A national beach volleyball four-day course organized by the Dominican Republic Volleyball Federation in cooperation with the NORCECA Confederation and the NORCECA/FIVB Regional Development Center in Santo Domingo successfully concluded on Sunday.


Seventy-three participants hailing from the 32 provinces of the country took part in the course directed by Osvaldo Abreu of Cuba, who had former volleyball and beach volleyball player Hector Romero as one of his assistants.


Ramon García, president of the Dominican Federation, expressed his satisfaction for the completion of the course during the closing ceremony with the presentation of certificates.


“We are achieving one of our big goals which is the proper supervised training of the coaches and referees,” Garcia said. “By doing this we can guarantee better players in the future and better officiated matches”


“With the Dominican Republic located in an island beach volleyball comes naturally to us,” he added. “So we need to multiply efforts to disseminate the sport and attract the young generation to practice it.”


The instructor Abreu praised the willingness and interest shown by the participants and encouraged all them to work in favor of the expansion of beach volleyball in the country.


On the other hand, Nelson Ramirez, the director of the development center, commented on the variety of activities organized by the center both in Dominican Republic as well as in other countries.


He expressed his gratitude to NORCECA Confederation and its president Cristobal Marte for the continuous support in the organization of the courses and seminars.


“The Dominican Republic Federation requested our logistic support for several national courses and NORCECA president immediately offered endorsement,” Ramirez said.