TIJUANA, Mexico, December 5, 2015 - To increase interest and
promotion of sitting volleyball, in addition to impulse a new
project to integrate disabled athletes are just some of the
goals set during the opening ceremony of a specialzed seminar at
the NORCECA-FIVB Volleyball Development Center in Baja
The inauguration was conducted by representatives of the North,
Central American and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation and the
Baja California Sports and Physical Culture Institute.
USA coach Bill Hamiter, who has successfully led American
sitting volleyball teams in World Championships and Paralympic
Games was assigned to direct the seminar.
"It is my pleasure to be here, I have traveled around several
countries sharing experiences, and where we look forward to
spread some ot that experiences and to increase knowledge about
this sport," said Hamiter. "We want more people to know about
it, which is fun and fascinating"
About 50 participants attended the course which is composed by
theoretical and practical sessions. Some ot the topics analyzed
wete The origins of this modality and its introduction as part
of the Paralympic program.
"We hope to lay the foundation and promote this project and our
state and national teams have the tools to develop and achieve
significant growth," said the Director of High Level Competition
of the Institute of Baja California, César Osuna Brambila, who
made the inaugural declaration on behalf of the Sports Institute
General Director and NORCECA First Excecutive Vice President,
Saul Castro Verdugo.
Meanwhile, Alberto Arreola Sanchez, Development Center
Coordinator, delivered a message on behalf of NORCECA President
and FIVB First Executive Vice President, Cristobal Marte Hoffiz.
“This is just the beginning as we host a sitting volleyball
course for the first time ever in our country as we expect to
make it growing more”, Arreola remarked.
The theoretical sessions are held during the morning while the
practical ones take part during the afternoon with the
implementation of dynamic skills techniques such as serving,
setting, blocking, attacking, and movement on the court, and the
adaptation of it.