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Thirteen female participants in Coaches Course

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 15, 2016 – A record thirteen female participants are taking part in the International Coaches Course Level I currently underway at NORCECA/FIVB Regional Development Center in the Dominican Republic.

Almost half of them are former and current players of the Dominican Women’s National team.

Former setter Juana Gonzalez and outside spiker Nurys Arias are joined by current setter Camile Dominguez, defensive specialist Ana Yorkira Binet and spikers Prisilla Rivera and Gina Mambru.

“We are pleased about having so many female participants,” said Nelson Ramirez, director of the Development Center. “It is very important to incorporate more female coaches in our national teams.”

The course is under the direction of Brazilian Antonio Rizola Neto, Puerto Rican Juan Cartagena and Dominican Wilson Sanchez.

Rizola also expressed satisfaction for the female participation and highlighted the importance of players taking these courses as they prepare for the future.