recent upsurge in the growth of volleyball in
the Dominican Republic is testament to the
popularity of the sport of volleyball and the
role the Development Centre is playing in the
South American country.
Since opening in 1997 the Centre has been a
source of development for coaches, referees,
statisticians, sports administrators and medical
doctors throughout the NORCECA zone. They really
have kept the ball flying.
Nelson Ramirez, director of the Centre located
in the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Park in Santo
Domingo, says that all the achievements are in a
big part thanks to the support obtained from
FIVB and the NORCECA Confederation.
The Centre has
hosted seminars for coaches of Volleyball and
Beach Volleyball, as well as a Refereeing
Courses and Technical Seminars which were
attended by an average of 20 participants each
Mr Ramirez said. "We are
very proud of the Centre because we have been
able to improve the quality of our sport in the
region. Our classrooms have hosted the most
prestigious technicians of the FIVB."
Dr. Ruben Acosta
H. and his wife Mrs. Malú
Acosta made an inspection visit and received
plenty of information about its functional
process as he was interested in taking note of
the facilities provided to the participants in
the different activities organised by the
Regional Development Centre.