Volleyball Seminar for Physical Education Teachers opens in Baja California
March 16 2014 – The FIVB International Seminar for Physical Education Teachers
was formally opened at the NORCECA-FIVB Development Center in Baja California.
The Seminar is composed of theoretical and practical sessions|
“This is the first course officially
hosted at our brand new facilities and we expect this can be a great experience
for all the students,” said FIVB Executive Vice President and NORCECA First
Vice President, Saul Castro Verdugo, who declared the inauguration of the
FIVB Instructor, Tony Westman was present
as well as Baja California State Volleyball Association President, Alberto
Arreola Sanchez, and Baja California State Physical Education Coordinator,
Victor Luna Renteria.
“Working together with NORCECA, FIVB, the
Baja California Sports Institute and the State Educational System, I think we
can make a big difference,” remarked Luna Rentería.
For Westman, the approach to Physical
Educators is a first great step in the spread of volleyball.
physical education teachers are the first faces seen by boys and girls when
they get in contact with sports, that first contact is a key role in the
development of volleyball,” he said.
The Seminar is composed of theoretical and
practical sessions. The first ones were taken on Saturday and Sunday with some
warm ups and format drills such as “Smash ball,” “Volley 2000,” “Cool Volley”
and “Kids Volley.”
These models of competitions have been
used by national federations such as Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden, as an
effort to make the game more attractive for beginners especially in childhood,
with progressive levels and skills. The course concludes Tuesday.