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VIS seminar concludes in Trinidad and Tobago

The participants of the VIS course in Trinidad and Tobago

Port of Spain, Trinidad, December 1, 2013 – An International Volleyball Information System (VIS) Seminar in Trinidad & Tobago concluded on Friday in the presence of Mushtaque Mohammed, the President of the NORCECA Development Commission.

The course was directed by Diego Soler of Argentina with the assistance of Shane Roachford. The 18 participants came from Anguilla, Aruba, Dutch St. Maarten, French St. Martin, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago.

The opening ceremony was held at the VIP Room of the Hasely Crawford Stadium in the presence of Nelson Ramirez, director of the FIVB Regional Development Volleyball Center in the Dominican Republic, which is coordinating the seminar. The ceremony was also attended by Daymian Steward, president of Trinidad & Tobago Volleyball Federation, Yohanna Mota Moreno, vice director of the Development Center, and Bienvenido Mateo, member of the VIS Commission.

Ramirez highlighted the importance of celebrating courses and seminars out of the development center to give more opportunities of participation to the regional coaches through the scholarships programme sponsored by NORCECA Confederation.

Mushtaque Mohamed, President of CAZOVA and NORCECA Development Commission, emphasised the importance of VIS information as a tool for the media.

“It provides information so that the journalists can us for their stories with statistics that will give the reader a vivid view of the game,” Mohamed said.

Mohammed encouraged the participants to promote the use of VIS during the national tournaments in their respective countries. He also advised the participants to continue educating themselves and practicing using the VIS program in order to keep the information fresh in their minds, citing his satisfaction with the growing development in NORCECA in the different zones.

“VIS also can be used by coaches to follow the evolution and technical performance of team and individual performances,” he added.

Course Director Soler expressed his hope that the participants will become VIS supervisors in their zones and NORCECA competitions, and also encouraged them to keep their knowledge of the VIS up to date. 

The FIVB’s VIS system is used to calculate points scored for individual skills of volleyball players. The players who win seven different categories for particular skills are rewarded with the Most Valuable Player (MVP) title at the end of a tournament. This system is used to identify top players in all FIVB events.


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