to continental beach volleyball referees were successfully
TIJUANA, Mexico, December 1, 2017 - The referees
that were candidates to continental certification were
successfully evaluated during theInternational Seminar that took
place at the FIVB-NORCECA Regional Development Center located in
the High Performance Center of Baja California.
Evaluations were carried out both theoretically and practically.
In the case of beach volleyball, these were provided by Canadian
instructor Andre Trottier, who participated as international
referee in the Olympic Games of London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro
“This is my first time in Tijuana and the first one we have a
joint course of volleyball and beach volleyball which was a
total success in my opinion,” said Trottier.
“Also according to the candidates to beach referees, they were
happy to be able to share knowledge with the volleyball people
and the fact that there were three instructors instead of only
one, were able to share many experiences and visitations
together and that was a very positive experience,” he remarked.
For a total of five days, beach volleyball referees held
theoretical and practical sessions working in the meeting room
and on the sand.
“One of the goals of the course was to give our candidates as
much practice as possible, not only theory. So we were able to
practice many game situations all the protocols and I think it
was very positive because also the players we had they were very
good,” Trottier added.
The Canadian instructor was a Volleyball and Beach Volleyball
player, according to him he fell in love with the sport. “I
decided to continue and became a referee,” he stated. “I’m lucky
because it got me to travel all over the world being able to
participate in two Olympics and many World Championships and
finally come to Tijuana to participate in this course.”