Marte Hoffiz and Dr. Graça ponder on Plan “The Gold is on the
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, October 24, 2018 – NORCECA
Confederation President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz and FIVB
President Dr. Ary S. Graça held a fruitful meeting in Japan on
the occasion of the FIVB Women’s World Championship that
concluded on October 20.
Among the topics of the meeting, besides the gratitude for the
assistance received by the confederation, Marte Hoffiz and Dr.
Graça discussed the importance of the FIVB support in 2019 and
2020 to the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Project named “The Gold is
on the Sand”.
Under the plan, the FIVB would assign three instructors for the
development zones of Eastern Caribbean (ECVA), Caribbean (CAZOVA)
and Central America (AFECAVOL).
Marte Hoffiz and Dr. Graça revisited the activities of NORCECA,
the Nucleus Plan of FIVB being applied in the confederation and
its National Federations, and discussed the future of the
regional governing body, especially in the development of beach
Marte Hoffiz thanked the FIVB President for the support NORCECA
and its National Federations have received since Dr. Graça was
elected to the presidency of FIVB in 2012, including his
intervention to coordinate and obtain the approval for the
participation of the Volleyball and Beach Volleyball Instructors
of the FIVB Hub Development which has benefitted 17 NF of
They reached an agreement for the support of the NORCECA Project
to appoint one FIVB Volleyball Instructor for the teams of
Puerto Rico and Mexico who qualified to the second round of the
FIVB Women’s World Championship in order to secure their
continuous development among the teams within the elite of the