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VCP Course gets underway in Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica, July 31, 2015 – Thirty-two physical education teachers from Costa Rica participated in the FIVB VCP Young Players course under the guidance of FIVB instructor Miguel Holz Bodlaender of Chile, from July 27 to 31.

The project was initiated by the national federation of Costa Rica and the Costa Rican Mnistry of Education (MEP), in conjunction with their National School Games programme, which promotes the proper development of instructional level of teachers.

“The results are very positive,” local advisor for the MEP Health and Environment Student Department, Mr Greivin Romero Aguilar said. “The practice of volleyball in far away regions is being promoted in schools, with teachers who are taking part in the VCP course.”

“This is an entertaining option for our students,” physical education teacher Melissa Cespedes from the Limon province said on the benefits of the programme. “It promotes good health for the students, and also a great way to keep them away from trouble. Volleyball is an instrument in forming better citizens.”

“I am one of the privileged from my region to participate in this course,” Cespedes added. “Most of us only apply what we learned in college. We need more programmes like this one.”

With the older players, they usually begin on a higher level, thinking they have already received training,” Los Santos region native Rodolfo Cordero said. “This course gives them the chance to try something new.”

Following this course, teachers will undergo 20 modules with theoretical and practical sessions, where they will learn about rules and the prevention of injuries.


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