SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, March 11, 2016 – The
Dominican Republic Volleyball Federation opened on Friday a
national course for referees, scorers and line judges with a
record of 96 participants.
The course runs until Sunday and is organized by the NORCECA/FIVB
Regional Development Center in Dominican Republic which operates
at the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center in Santo Domingo.
Salvador Bautista, member of the NORCECA Refereeing Commission,
and Bienvenido Mateo, member of the NORCECA VIS and Statistics
Commission who underlined that besides the theoretical sessions
the course include practical sessions with real games in order
to offer comprehensive instructions.
Ramón García, president of the Dominican Republic Federation
welcomed the participants hailing from the 32 provincial
associations and expressed gratitude to NORCECA Confederation
presided over by Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, which is supporting the
training course for a third consecutive year.
Luis Mejía Oviedo, president of the Dominican Olympic Committee,
encouraged the participants to transfer their experience
throughout their respective communities and to become regional
The Ministry of Sports of the Dominican Republic was represented
by the deputy minister Anibal Portorreal.
Nelson Ramírez, director of the NORCECA/FIVB Regional
Development Center said those who pass the course will receive a
national card authorizing to officiate in events organized by
the provincial associations and the age group tournaments of the