Cayman celebrates the first coaching course of 2017
GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, March 6, 2017 – The FIVB and the
Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation (CIVF) organized a Level I
FIVB Coaches Course from March 1 to 5 at the Lion’s Centre on
The course catered to 14 participants all living in the Cayman
Islands, with nationalities ranging from Caymanian, Jamaican,
Barbadian, American and Canadian.
The focus of the 5-day course was the theoretical and practical
instruction on how to play the game of volleyball.
CIVF President, Kennedy McGowan, CIVF Technical Director, Kevin
Solomon, and FIVB Course Director, Juan M Cartagena of Puerto
Rico, were all present at the opening ceremony.
“We welcome you and thank you for your presence at this
important course.” President McGowan said to the participants.
“It is with great pride that for the first time, an FIVB
coaching course is being held in the Cayman Islands; it
demonstrates the CIVF’s willingness to invest its resources in
the development of volleyball on the island. We also greatly
appreciate the sacrifice of time that you the participants are
investing in this course as well,” McGowan noted.
FIVB Course Director Cartagena said, “I admire countries that
seek to continually improve and search for new training
opportunities to keep growing the sport of volleyball. This is
what Cayman is showing us, and I hope that all this new
information and knowledge will be useful and important for all
Coach Cartagena mentioned that this course was the first Level
1 coaching course facilitated by the FIVB for this year.
Cartagena further noted, “The coach is a very important part of
the development and growth of volleyball, and I hope that you
would share your knowledge and skills with other coaches as
In concluding the closing ceremony, Course Director Cartagena
thanked the FIVB, NORCECA and the NORCECA Development Center for
all their support in making the course a reality.