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Regional Center in Dominican Republic to celebrate 20th anniversary


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, February 20, 2017 – The NORCECA/FIVB Regional Volleyball Development Center in the Dominican Republic is about to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its foundation.


The institution founded on April 17 of 1997 was created to help the development of volleyball in the region of the Americas and since its beginning it has organized innumerable courses and seminars receiving several awards as a role model institution.


Prof. Nelson Ramirez, director of the center, announced that a new logo has been designed to identify the entity and at the same time informed about the courses scheduled for 2017.


“We are very proud of the results achieved by our center in the past 20 years with the support from NORCECA Confederation and the FIVB,” Ramírez said.


“Our center has contributed to spread the seed of volleyball through our technical courses for coaches, players, referees, administration and several other important areas of volleyball and beach volleyball,” Ramirez added.


The NORCECA/FIVB Regional Volleyball Development Center in Dominican Republic has a key geographical location in the middle of the Caribbean zone which makes it accessible as an equidistant point for all the countries under its area of influence.


The program of FIVB Courses for 2017 consists of a Level II Coaches Course from June 4 to 10, a Level I Coaches Course from August 12 to 18 and a Beach Volleyball Coaches Course from October 6 to 12.


In collaboration with the Dominican Republic Olympic Committee a Course of Sport Administration will be held from May 2 to 8.


National Courses in cooperation with the Dominican Republic Volleyball Federation and the Physical Education Institute are also scheduled from next March on.


The activities of 2017 will conclude with a National Volleyball Festival for thousands of boys and girls of 10-12 years-old on November 4-5 in Santo Domingo.