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Reception, Defence and Libero Seminar begins in Santo Domingo

Participants in the Reception, Defence and Libero Seminar in Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, November 26, 2014 - An international seminar focused on reception, defence and the libero position is currently taking place at the FIVB/NORCECA Regional Development Centre in Santo Domingo under the supervision of FIVB Instructor Juan Cartagena from Puerto Rico.

Over 50 participants from Costa Rica, Haiti, Hawaii and the Dominican Republic are taking part in the seminar that runs until November 28 at the Volleyball Complex located at the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Centre.

Cartagena is being assisted by Vicente Paniagua, a local instructor with several years of experience coaching junior and senior national teams.

Nelson Ramirez, director of the Development Centre, attended the opening ceremony held on Tuesday accompanied by the instructors and Daniel Lara, sport director of Salome Ureña Superior Pedagogy Institute.

Ramirez encouraged the participants, who are mostly physical education teachers, to take advantage of the opportunity to learn new techniques and acquire new knowledge and use them in the different regions where they are currently working to develop the game.

“It is important for all the participants to pay attention to the contents of the seminar, as this is fundamental for the development of the athletes you are working with,” Ramirez said. “It is important to teach them the right way. Defence and reception are critical technical aspects in the game.”

Ramirez said the seminar forms part of the development programme implemented by the NORCECA Confederation and FIVB to benefit all National Federations in categories I and II.

The opening ceremony ended with a round of applause in recognition of Dominican Republic libero Brenda Castillo's achievements. She was recently named the Most Valuable Player of the women’s volleyball tournament at the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico.


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