SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, December 21, 2015 – Physical Education
teachers and volleyball coaches from all over Costa Rica
benefitted of the two-week visit of Canadian coaches Lorne
Sawula and Tammy Thomas, who shared their knowledge and
experience in volleyball and beach volleyball as well as
prevention of injuries.
A total of 53 participants gathered at the Costa Rican Tennis
Club during the first week of theoretical sessions with the
following week centered in practices of volleyball basics at
Vizquez Plaza. Doctor Sawula then traveled to the province of
Limon to lecture three clinics.
The following days, the Guanacaste region, at Abangares, and
Liberia also had the visits of Sawula, to complete a total of
900 kilometers of the Caribbean zone and the northern regions of
Thomas covered the Pacific region, visiting the southern of
Puntarenas at beautiful Manuel Antonio Beach at Quepos, followed
by the district of Cobano at Tambor Beach.
The Canadian instructor said to be highly motivated to return.
“I found a talented group that can become valuable assets for
Following this seminar, which was possible with collaboration of
the Costa Rican Sports Institute (ICODER) and the Public
Ministry, the Costa Rican Volleyball Federation will conclude
this year’s activities with clinics at grass root level as
preparation for 2016, in which coaches Gerardo Esquivel and
Alfredo Segú will contribute scouting new talents.