Norceca President meets with U23 World Championship Organizers
Tijuana, México, October 1, 2013.- Preliminary details for FIVB
Women’s U23 World Championship were analyzed by FIVB First
Executive Vice President and Norceca President Cristobal Marte
Hoffiz after his arrival in Baja California.
Marte Hoffiz held a meeting with the Championship Local
Organizing Committee, represented by the Baja California Sports
Institute and its General Director, Saul Castro Verdugo on
This World Championship will have a special characteristic: for
the first time matches will be played with some changes like the
21 points test rule.
Local Organizing committee officers informed that there is a
press conference scheduled on Wednesday October 2 with some of
the competing teams that have aready arrived in Mexico before
the Championship starts.
China, Dominican Republic, Argentina and Italy are the four
national teams holding a training camp at the High Performance
Center, while Mexico, the host team has held its training camp
in the city of Monterrey.
Each one of the Organizing Committee areas presented their
updates about lodging, gathering, and teams transportation
logistics for the cities of Tijuana and Mexicali.
This will be the fifth Age Group World Championship to be played
in the Baja California region after the Boys’ and Girls’ Youth
editions in 2007, the Women’s U20 edition in 2009 and the 2013
Boys’ U19 edition celebrated just a few months ago in the same
Baja California also hosts the Sixth FIVB World Championship in
any gender and category. In 1974 Tijuana was selected as the
city that received the teams that played in Pool D at Men’s
“A big part of the Norceca Confederation growth is thanks to
Mexico,” Marte Hoffiz said at the meeting. He also remarked how
important has been the cooperation of Baja California with a
clear vision in terms of organization and development.
Also at this meeting some other topics were on the table, like
the preparation of the Norceca International Congress scheduled
on November 1st to 3rd in Tijuana as well as the Pan American
Volleyball Union Congress with the participation of Norceca and
South American Confederation officers.