Norceca opens a new chapter with a sitting volleyball seminar



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 California.


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.