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International Coaches Course begins in Jamaica

Participants from 18 countries are taking the Coaches Course Level I in Kingston, Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica, November 6, 2012 – An International Course for Coaches Level I began in Jamaica on Tuesday with 28 participants from eighteen countries.

The course attracted a great deal of attention from the national media, including a television report you can watch here (the volleyball story begins at 8 minutes, 30 seconds into the video).

The directors of the course are the experienced FIVB Instructors Athanasios Papageorgiou of Greece and Ramiro Hart of Curacao.

The opening ceremony was attended by Michael Fennell, President of Jamaica Olympic Committee, Warrenton Dixon, President of Jamaica Volleyball Association and Marylin Cunningham, Vice Director of Foster College.

Also, Reed Sunahara of United States, who is currently in Jamaica for a one-month period as an advisor for JaVA under the development plan of NORCECA Confederation, and Yohana Mota, Vice Director of the FIVB Regional Volleyball Development Center in Dominican Republic.

The event runs through November 17 and the participants come from
Anguilla, Aruba, Bahamas, Curacao, Dutch Sint Maarten, French St Martin, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Eustatius, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Nineteen of the participants are sponsored under the scholarship program implemented by NORCECA Confederation and the course includes theoretical and practical sessions at Foster College facilities.

Papageorgiou is the author of the book “Competitive Volleyball” whose contents include fundaments of the game, systems, strategies and counter-strategies and individual, group and team tactics. In his long career, Hart has worked in Colombia, Spain, Cameroon, Ecuador, The Netherlands, as well as in several countries of Central America and the Caribbean region.

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