Seminar for Physical Education Teachers opens in Baja California


TIJUANA, Mexico, March 16 2014 - The FIVB International Seminar for Physical Education Teachers opened at the Norceca-FIVB Development Center in Baja California.


“This is the first course officially hosted at our brand new facilities and we expect this can be a great experience for all the participants,” said FIVB Executive Vice President and NORCECA First Vice President, Saul Castro Verdugo.


Also present at the opening ceremony were FIVB Instructor Tony Westman as well as Alberto Arreola, President of Baja California Volleyball Association and Victor Luna Renteria, Baja California State Physical Education Coordinator.


“Working together with NORCECA, FIVB, the Baja California Sports Institute and the State Educational System, I think we can make a big difference”, Luna Rentería stated.


For Westman, the working relationship with Physical Educators is a huge first step in the spreading of volleyball.


“You as Physical Education teachers are the first faces seen by boys and girls when they get in contact with sports,” Westman said. “That first contact is a key role in the development of volleyball.”


The Seminar consists of theoretical and practical sessions. The first ones will take place on Saturday and Sunday with some warm ups and format drills such as “Smash ball”, “Volley 2000”, “Cool Volley” and “Kids Volley”.


These models of competitions have been used by national federations such as Denmark, Netherlands and Sweden in an effort to make the game more attractive for beginners especially in childhood, with progressive levels and skills. The course will conclude on Tuesday.