Elias del Valle Perez has been coach of the Colombian Skating Team since 2000, and in this time Colombian Skating has won five World Titles (2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006). The sports technician is from Cartagena and has directed and oriented a bunch of World Champions including Cecilia Baena, Berenice Moreno, Alexandra Vivas, Anderson Ariza, Kelly Martínez, Briggitte Méndez, Liana Holguín, Jorge Andrés Botero, Jercy Puello, Diego Rosero, Andrés Felipe Muñoz, Nelson Garzón, Jorge Luis Cifuentes, Shannen Lee Howard, Pedro Causil, Carolina Upegui and Silvia Niño to name a few.
"I take this challenge with great maturity after I have been part of this process for seven years. From the strategic point of view, analyzing all the movements that have to be made to face the World Championship, and because of the double responsibility that our country has, this World Championship is going to be tough. Italy is probably coming to settle the score, as also will Korea, that are the selections we have beating in their home. New Zeeland keeps improving, and the United States will show all their power due to the fact that they haven't being in the first place for three years", the Colombian Selection Coach stated.
The Colombian federation has also considered that the position as host of the World Championship should be seized to give the opportunity to a large number of coaches of participate as part of the technical body of the Pastas La Muñeca Colombian Selection as an encouraging learning experience of international value. This is why Professor del Valle will be joined in the technical body by four assistant coaches, two for the Senior and two for the Junior categories. As soon as the selection championship ends next May the Federation will make known the names of the assistant coaches.