Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (PRWEB) December 8, 2009
Sport Court® and the North America, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) today signed a long-term contract naming Sport Court the official playing surface for the organization.
The joint announcement was made by Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, President of NORCECA, and Ron Cerny, President of Connor Sport Court International, the Salt Lake City-based manufacturer of Sport Court playing surfaces.
"After reviewing many different sport surface options, Sport Court was selected because of its superior performance and safety characteristics," said Hoffiz. "When athletes are worried about their safety they are not diving for the ball and playing to the best of their ability".
"Sport Court's indoor and outdoor suspended modular surfaces are extremely cost effective. The surface provides world-class performance and reduces shock so there's less wear and tear on joints and limbs," Hoffiz added.
"We are excited that NORCECA has chosen Sport Court, and we look forward to working together in the continued development and promotion of volleyball in the region," said Cerny.
"For many NORCECA countries, indoor climate-controlled gyms don't exist, and sports like volleyball are outdoor sports. Sport Court surfaces transform concrete or asphalt slabs into an outstanding volleyball facility. It helps keep the athletes safe and it helps the sport develop and grow," Cerny added.
Sport Court outdoor courts are manufactured with the highest performance standards for UV stability in the industry. As a result, Sport Court surfaces are not damaged by tropic heat or sunlight nor are they affected by the humidity and rainy conditions prevalent in many NORCECA countries, said Cerny.
He added that for most of the past 20 years Sport Court has been the official surface of both USA Volleyball® and the Men's and Women's NCAA® Volleyball Championships, with USA national team events, the Olympic Juniors and the NCAA Finals being played on Sport Court surfaces. Sport Court playing surfaces are the only athletic courts approved for outdoor competition by NORCECA, a member of the International Federation of Volleyball (FIVB). Sport Court is also the only court approved for outdoor competition by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the International Handball Federation.
About Connor Sport Court International
More athletic events are played on Connor Sport Court surfaces than on any other sports flooring in the world. Connor sports floors have established themselves as the standard for professional and collegiate sports since the company was founded in 1872. Sport Court® is a registered trade mark of Connor Sport Court International. Since 1974, it has identified the original and authentic modular sport surface, continuously improved and patented to provide the highest levels of quality and performance. Connor Sport Court is proud to be the only sports surfacing company in the world that is independently audited and verified as "Zero Waste" and fully ISO 9001:2008 certified.
The North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) is an incorporated, non-profit organization responsible for all volleyball activities that take place in its zone. NORCECA is the continental confederation that represents its thirty-five (35) member countries at the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) level. The Confederation is responsible for, among other things, the staging of Olympic and World Championship zone qualification tournaments, as well as continental championships for both men and women in Indoor and Beach Volleyball. In 2003, NORCECA celebrated its thirty-fifth (35th) anniversary.
For more Connor Sport Court information contact:
Jeff Morton, Marketing Manager, Connor Sport Court