BIBVA offers regular beach volleyball training sessions to the youth of Roatan – with the aim to expand all over the Honduran Bay Islands. It is a free-of-charge program especially for kids and adolescents of low-income families. By integrating the young people into regular and healthy recreational activities we offer an alternative to give more people in the world opportunities of a healthy lifestyle. While this is a trivial quest in a developed country, without governmental support or social infrastructure, it can be incredibly difficult. Sports offers aim to help communities addressing the youth on the Bay Islands/Honduras . That is because they never saw any opportunities in life. A program like BIBVA offers opportunities – together we can change that.
Who We Are
“Volleyball has always been my passion. Being able to train kids now in this discipline and transpassing my knowledge to them is a life dream. There is so much enthusiasm and energy among the youth that I’m happy to work with and providing them with opportunities for a self-determined future.”
Professional Activities: Former professional volleyball player, lived and worked in more than 8 countries, college degree in sports management, volleyball and beach volleyball coach (level I international)
Skills: Assertiveness, strength of purpose, team-working and communication skills, sense of responsibility and the courage to face challenges in one’s life.
Passions: Training kids and young adults in volleyball, mentoring, traveling, doing outdoor activities, good food, getting together with friends and family.
Pro. Volleyball Player (Honduran National Team) (1990 – 1999)
Pro. Volleyball Player with different European teams (1996-2008)
Pro. Beach Volleyball Player (Honduras National Team) (2001 – 2003)
Pro. Beach Volleyball Player (FIVB World Tour) (2002)
Coach of several youth volleyball teams in Europe (1996-2007)
Co-founder/Technical Director of the Bay Islands Volleyball League ( 2010)
Central America youth championship
Panama city, Panama (1994) – Gold Medal (Won the best middle player award)
Central America senior championship Tegucigalpa, Honduras (1991) – Gold Medal
Panama city, Panama (1997) – Gold Medal (Won best middle player award, shared MVP award)
Central America Olympic Games (San Pedro Sula, Honduras) 1997, Silver Medal (Won best middle player award)
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“I’ve been playing Beach Volleyball since University and very much enjoy the team spirit as well as the diversity it offers.
Professional Activities: degree holder in international cultural and business studies, master degree in international migration policies, lived and worked/studied in 6 countries, working with refugees and migrants as well as in the international development cooperation
Skills: creativity, results orientation, commitment, capacity to listen, empathy, intercultural understanding
Passions: spending time outdoors in the nature, gardening, yoga and volleyball, discover other cultures and meeting people from all over the world, spending time with my friends and family.