Development, evolution figure high in NORCECA plan
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, April 28, 2014 – The NORCECA Executive Committee and Board of Administration successfully concluded its annual three-day meetings in Santo Domingo on Sunday.
“The NORCECA Confederation is stronger than ever and its development program continues to be our main task as the spread of the seeds of volleyball and beach volleyball throughout our region is the target,” NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz stated.
Among the development topics discussed during the weekend were the financial assistance to national federations and zonal associations, distribution of equipment and Sport Court synthetic playing surfaces, the youth and junior programs, itinerant coaches assigned to the zones, and the organization of courses and seminars.
Mushtaque Mohammed, President of the Development Commission, explained the 2014-2020 general strategy of development, the scholarship program exclusively for participants of National Federations I and II in technical courses, and the establishment of new regional development centers.
The board members approved the audited financial statements of 2013, the projected budget corresponding to the period 2014-2016 and also received a detailed reports on the financial evolution of NORCECA Confederation experienced from 2001-13.
Alberto Arreola, President of the Finance Commission, along with Treasurer Jesus Prieto and Finance Manager Olga Rivas informed the board on those items of the agenda.
They also approved the proposals submitted by the different commissions (Beach Volleyball, Sport Organizing, Development, Technical and Coaches, Refereeing, Press and Mass Media, Marketing, VIS and Statistics, Legal and Medical).
The Presidents of the Sub Zones of AFECAVOL, ECVA and CAZOVA presented their activities reports, including their particular development programs covering volleyball and beach volleyball, as well as the different tournaments organized in 2013 and the 2014 calendars.
Marte Hoffiz made addressed the members on the qualification process to the FIVB World Championships in Poland and Italy now in the final stages, the qualification to the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games already completed, and the start of the qualification towards the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
The Executive Committee and Board of Administration also received the reports regarding the organization of the Men’s and Women’s Pan American Cups in Mexico, the U-23 Pan American Cups in Peru, the U-18 Girls’ Continental Championship in Costa Rica, the U-19 Boys’ Continental Championship in United States, the U-20 Continental Championship in Guatemala, the U-21 Continental Championship in El Salvador and the Women’s Final Four in Mexico.
A delegation from the Organizing Committee of the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, led by Denis Hinault and Holly Abraham, participated in the first day of the meetings and presented the volleyball and beach volleyball plans for the 2015 multi-sport event.
The members in attendance besides Marte Hoffiz, Mohammed and Prieto, were 2nd Executive Vice President Douglas Beal, Glenn Quinlan and Hugh Wong, vice presidents, Jose Luis Jimenez, general secretary, and Bertha Cuadra, Mireya Luis, Lucille Hobson, Warrenton Dixon, Wilbur Harrigan, Nelson Perez, Sabinah Clement, members, as well as the honorary members Jacques Joachim and Edgar Alvarado.
Also Rafael Lloreda Currea, President of the South American Volleyball Confederation as special guest, and Luis Linares and Oscar Valdez president of the National Federations of Peru and El Salvador, respectively.