Teams are ready to show off their best volleyball in Trujillo
TRUJILLO, Peru, July 5, 2019 - The teams of the Pool A of the
XVIII Pan American Cup, were ready for the exciting opening day
that will be enjoyed from this Saturday 6 at the Gran Chimú
Coliseum in Trujillo.
During the morning hours of this Friday, the 6 delegations of
Group A complied with the preliminary interviews conducted by
the Control Committee of the event chaired by the president,
Cristóbal Marte; the president of the subcommittee on appeals,
Judith Rodríguez; the administrative director, Arateide Cáceres
and the president of the Peruvian Volleyball Federation, Pilar
"In this competition we will implement the new libero rule
dictated by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), in
which one hour before each match the teams must announce before
the Control Committee, which of their 14 registered athletes
will be the 2 liberos , which gives the coaches freedom to
rotate the player who will be in this defensive
position,"explained the Norceca's top representative.
Similarly, during the preliminary event, each of the coaches
shared about the projections drawn within their respective work
plans in the eighteenth edition that is key in the
classification for the Pan-American Games of Santiago 2023.
Argentina, Hernán Ferraro:
Our participation in the Challenger was unforeseen, but we have
tried to come with the best team for this Pan American Cup that
serves us for the Pan American Games in Lima 2019. This
competition we take as a preparation, but also as a tournament
very important, in which we aspire to reach the highest
possible; there are teams that are playing very well, it will
undoubtedly be a beautiful tournament.
Canada, Thomas Black:
We hope to play very strong matches because we have very
powerful teams in our group. Each opponent will serve us to do
our best game and see what things we have to improve thinking
about our preparation for the Intercontinental Olympic
Qualification that we will play in Russia next month.
Cuba, Leivis García:
We have come with a very young team, but with many wishes to
play good volleyball. They are aware of what they should do and
how to achieve it. We have inherited the success in the U20 Cup,
the word Cuba means a high volleyball and we are in that
condition and the possibility of fighting it.
Guatemala, David Aldana:
The team has been working together for two months, except for
two incumbents who could not come for work reasons, but we bring
a good team; four majors, girls of the U23 and of the minor
categories that have the challenge of taking advantage of each
match to improve individually and in groups, thinking about
accumulating the points that this tournament will give us for
the Central American and Caribbean Games.
Peru, Francisco Hervás:
This championship is important because it is within a
preparation path that we want to have its climax with the Tokyo
2020 qualifier. This event will help us a lot to grow as a team,
we have a hard group, but we are happy because the only way to
grow is by playing against good teams. We will face each of the
matches with the maximum strength.
Dominican Republic, Marcos Kwiek:
Half of our team comes from competing in the League of Nations,
and we arrived at the Pan American Cup thinking about our
short-term commitments such as the Olympic Qualification and the
Pan American Games in Lima 2019. We are in a very strong series
which is good for us because it gives us the possibility to face
new challenges, which put us in trouble to see what we are
failing and solve them for the challenges that lies ahead for