Marte Hoffiz announces qualifying process to Youth Pan Am Games
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, May 5, 2020 – NORCECA
President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz confirmed the qualification
process to be used for the Youth Pan American Games scheduled in
June of next year in the cities of Cali and Valle del Cauca,
Marte Hoffiz informed that for indoor volleyball the U23 Pan
American Cup is the tournament whose final rankings will be
“The U23 Pan American Cup will be the tournament taken into
consideration for the Games,” Marte Hoffiz said. “Four spots
will be granted to NORCECA and the other four to South America,
including the host Colombia.”
The U23 Pan American Cups are scheduled on October (women) and
November (men) of 2020 in Puerto Rico and Cuba, respectively.
Marte Hoffiz also informed that for the beach volleyball
tournament of the Youth Pan American Games the continental
ranking of NORCECA will define the participants.
“For the beach competition, we will be using the NORCECA
rankings since up to now we don’t have an event in the U23
Sixteen pairs per gender will compete in the Games with eight
pairs for each confederation, including the host.
According to the 2019 NORCECA rankings the top-8 men’s teams are
United States, Nicaragua, Canada, México, Guatemala, Cuba,
Trinidad & Tobago and Puerto Rico. The top-8 women teams are
United States, Canada, Cuba, Nicaragua, México, Guatemala, El
Salvador and Costa Rica.
Marte Hoffiz made it clear that all the NORCECA events are
subject to the current situation of the pandemic coronavirus
COVID-19 that have forced the cancellation or postponement of
most of the events throughout the world.