Marte Hoffiz and Dr. Graça ponder on Plan “The Gold is on the Sand”


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 volleyball.


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 NORCECA.


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 sport.