Seminars for volleyball and beach volleyball referees begin in
TIJUANA, Mexico, November 25, 2017 - An innovative format
composed by two simultaneous continental seminars for volleyball
and beach volleyball referees is part of the activities that
began at the FIVB-Norceca Regional Development Center.
The seminars are endorsed by the North, Central American and
Caribbean Volleyball Confederation with the support of the
International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) from November 25 to
The continental seminar is the first step for the certification
of referees who aspire to participate in first level
competitions, such as Continental Championships and,
subsequently, World Championships of the different categories
such as U18, U20, U23 and Senior in Women, as well as U19, U21,
U23 and Senior in Men.
Among the instructors present at the Regional Development
Center, José Ramón Pérez Vento stands out, who has been known
for his work in World Championships and Olympic Games as both
referee and control committee supervisor as part of Norceca's
and FIVB refereeing commission.
At the same time he has been part of a dynasty of specialists
and players linked to volleyball in his native Cuba, and in
Puerto Rico, where he resides.
Another of the figures that have contributed to the development
and growth of volleyball worldwide is Canadian Guy Bradbury, who
was in charge of the work made along with the volleyball
organizing and control committees during the Pan American Games
of Toronto in 2015.
The Development Center also announced that training workshops
will be held in the discipline of beach volleyball. These
seminars will be taught by André Trottier, also from Canada.
Among the attendees there are referees from 11 countries, such
as Antigua and Barbuda, Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Haiti,
Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and
Mexico, the host nation.