Referee Course takes place in Santo Domingo



SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, March 21, 2015 – A National Course for Referees, Scorers and Judge Lines is taking place in Santo Domingo organized by the NORCECA/FIVB Regional Development Center in the Dominican Republic.


The course under the supervision of Salvador Bautista, member of the NORCECA Refereeing Commission, forms part of the NORCECA Development Plan in collaboration with FIVB to assist all national federations.


Attendees to the opening ceremony included Luis Mejía Oviedo, president of the National Olympic Committee, who remarked on the importance of education as a valuable tool for the development of sports.


Participants from the 32 provinces of the country are receiving training during the weekend course.


Ramon García, president of the Dominican Volleyball Federation, expressed his satisfaction for the organization of the event and pledged to continue offering support to the participation of members of all national associations in the different courses and seminars.


Garcia also thanked the NORCECA Confederation and its president Cristobal Marte Hoffiz for the support and contribution to the success of the course.


On behalf of the Regional Development Center, its vice director Yoana Mota informed that a National Coaches Course and a VIS and Data Volley Course will take place in the next two weekends in addition the courses promoted by the Physical Education National Institute.