Coaches urged to register for NCAP course


03-March-2012

The NCAP is aimed at complementing the training conducted by national sports federations and associations to develop their coaches.

While sport federations and associations may occasionally receive technical courses from their respective international (or continental) federations and also from the Olympic Solidarity through the Seychelles Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association (Socga) on their specificity of their respective sport, the NCAP provides coaches with the scientific knowledge they would need to further their ability and skills in achieving objectives and goals set.
The programme has three levels – I, II and III – totalling more than 100 hours of learning in a classroom environment. The coaches will also be required to carry out assignments to complement the in-class learning. The learning atmosphere should be unique considering that coaches will have the opportunity to share their experiences with the resources persons.

The resource persons are well-known sports specialists recognised by international organisations or are fully involved in the development of sports in Seychelles.

The coaches who successfully complete the programme will be in an excellent position to improve the standard of their athletes and raise their performance in various major competitions. The margin between success and failure in top competition usually rests on a knife edge and the difference could be made most often than not, by the decisions made by the coach.

The level one course includes learning about the role of a coach (ethics of coaching, development of personal approach and understand motivation), planning and safety in sport (understanding the general process of the planning of a training session, understanding the sequence of the training components, planning a training session and understanding the safety factors in a training session), physical preparation (the different energy systems, the muscular system, the cardiovascular system, the component of fitness, warm-up and cool-down), skills analysis and development (understanding the concept of skills analysis, ability to observe skills, recognising the factors that affect skill acquisition and developing effective teaching methods) and growth and development (understanding the phases of development, understanding and developing different activities and strategies for different age groups – cadet, junior and senior).

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