National Course Level I for Referees and Scorers

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, April 22, 2022 – The NORCECA/FIVB Regional Development Center of Volleyball in the Dominican Republic started on Friday a National Course Level I for Referees, Scorers and Line Judges under the direction of Mexican Luis Gerardo Macías.

This course forms part of the training program for the current year organized by the center directed by Professor Nelson Ramirez.

Before the start of the opening ceremony, the participants observed a minute of silence to remember Marta Centeno, former president of AFECAVOL, vice president of NORCECA and FIVB who passed away in the early hours of Friday in her native Guatemala.

The opening ceremony took place in the presence of Mr. Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, president of NORCECA and First Executive Vice President of FIVB, Mr. Antonio Acosta president of the Dominican Olympic Committee and Ramón A. Garcia president of the Dominican Volleyball Federation.

This course is part of the Courses and Seminars programmed in 2022 by the Development Center directed by Professor Nelson José Ramírez.

Thirty-five referees hailing from all provinces of the Dominican Republic are participating in the course as a result from the 10 regional courses held throughout the country. Twenty of the participants are female referees following the policy outlined by the FIVB and the IOC.

The course instructors are Luis Gerardo Macías from Mexico, Salvador Bautista, Bienvenido Mateo and Julio Martínez from the Dominican Republic.

“These courses follow the line of the FIVB and the president Dr. Ary Graca about the need for technical and administrative training of the National Federations personnel,” Marte Hoffiz said.

While Mr. Antonio Acosta, president of the Olympic Committee, congratulated the Dominican Volleyball Federation for the great effort always put into training all his technical and administrative staff and that is the reason for its great national and international prestige. .

He congratulated the executives of the entity for being the first National Federation that has qualified for the next Pan American Games in Santiago de Chile 2023, in both the men's and women's divisions.