Seminar for Phys-Ed Teachers to begin in Baja California
TIJUANA, Mexico, March 14, 2014 - Swedish Volleyball coach and
instructor Tony Westman arrived in Mexico to direct an
International Seminar for Physical Education Teachers.
The seminar is promoted by the FIVB in cooperation with NORCECA
Confederation and the Development Centers of Santo Domingo and
Some 26 physical education school teachers are expected to
participate in the four-day event.
The working sessions include theoretical and practical phases at
the brand new facilities of The Baja California High Performance
Center inaugurated by FIVB President Ary Graça and NORCECA
President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz last November.
The course is scheduled from March 15 to March 18 and its main
goal is the promotion of physical culture and volleyball as
vehicles for development and activation.
The experience of a qualified instructor as Westman will be very
important for the success of the course and for the benefit of
“I have worked with national teams in my country as well as in
Denmark, and have the chance to direct many courses around the
world, we expect to have a great experience,” said Westman, who
is based in the United Kingdom.
“I was here before, two years ago for an International Technical
Seminars focused on Setters,” added Westman, who has a 15-year
experience working with men’s and women’s teams.
He has coached in the European Leagues with clubs like Kanti
Schaffhausen, Innsbruck Volley in Austria and Örebro Volley in
Sweden and is also a FIVB Level II Instructor who has worked
with some universities in Great Britain like Liverpool’s.
For the past seven years he has also worked with national teams,
winning the Nordic Championship a couple of times and also
reached the quarterfinals at the European Cup in 2001.
The course is focused on working with kids and youngsters who
have been called to participate in a clinics organized at the
multi-purpose gym located at the Baja California High
Performance Center in Tijuana, the site of several volleyball