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
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.