NORCECA Development Program, a role model for world volleyball


TIJUANA, Mexico, November 17 2012 — North, Central American and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) development program is a role model that can contribute to the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), whose president Ary Graça has shown as an example.


During the first day of activities at the Norceca Sports Organizing Commission meeting, this was one of the main premises considered by its members.


“The development model of Norceca has been an example, not perfect yet, but there are still some other things to improve, but is the most efficient and most active in every level, as the FIVB itself has let us know,” said Confederation president Cristobal Marte Hoffiz.


“President Graça wants us to take this model to some other places”, he added.  “So Norceca has a very important responsibility, one that will allow us to go further, and have a further approach.”


Marte remembered that the execution of many plans have reached many corners of the region with some assistance in working plans, promotion of the sport, and also with material resources and special support.


Now and after the transition that has taken place in the FIVB, the Norceca President and world volleyball governing body First Executive Vice President remarked that it will be important to go on with the strategies established in the North, Central American and the Caribbean zone in an effort that can make volleyball closer to remote areas in the world.


“We feel very supported and quiet because of the way we have worked here in Norceca,” Marte added.


“This meeting that we have here in Baja California before the one of December, we are looking forward to set a goal very well defined about where we are, where we are going and what we want.”


Prior to FIVB’s presidential elections, the “Development is the name of the game” campaign was adopted as a special support the nomination of Doctor Graça who succeeded Jizhong Wei as president of the International Federation after the September congress that took place un Anaheim, United States.


The beginning of the Sports Organization works in Tijuana, the commission members analyzed different topics as part of the agenda.


Some of them were about the points system for ranking and participation of the different zones of the Norceca region, as well as costs and proposition of lodging, logistics, gathering and responsibilities of the host countries in International future competitions.


Other issues were about the Men’s and Women’s Continental Qualification for the 2014 FIVB Senior World Championship and the new Olympic cycle that will conclude with the Games of Rio 2016.