International Technical Seminar for Liberos under way in Mexico
Theoretical and practical sessions started at the Multisports Building of the Baja California High Performance Centre, where Cuban instructor Ruben Sainz Rodriguez and NORCECA officials participated in the opening ceremony.
Alberto Arreola, the Development Centre Operations Director, delivered a special message on behalf of NORCECA Confederation President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz and Saul Castro Verdugo, the General Director of the Development Centre and head of the Baja California Sports Institute.
“The position of libero has revolutionised the game, making it more spectacular,” he said. “Many of you have experience from taking seminars and also as coaches in your teams, so we hope you can get the most out of this course.” Arreola was accompanied by Jacqueline Montes, who is in charge of the training programmes at the Centre.
“This is a two-way seminar,” instructor Sainz said. “It is not my role just to present the information; feedback is very important, as well as the exchange of opinions and experiences from your side.”
Ruben Sainz Rodriguez was born in Cuba and has a bachelor’s degree in Physical Culture and Sports. He is also certified as a Level 2 instructor and has more than 30 years of experience.
Once a national team coach of Guatemala, where he resides, he has also taken courses in Sports Management sponsored by the Olympic Solidarity Fund and the Guatemalan Olympic Committee.
In his native land, Cuba, he has worked as a Volleyball High Performance coach for 20 years and since 2005 has served as an FIVB Instructor in Latin American countries.