Olympic Solidarity - Coaches and sports representatives learn more about sports sciences





A group of coaches, along with representatives of various local sports governing bodies, are presently following a working session under the theme ‘Introduction in applied sports science’, as part of the preparations for next year’s Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG).

The seminar, which will run until July 19, is taking place at the Maison Football, Roche Caïman and is being hosted by the Seychelles Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association (Socga), in collaboration with the Programme d'Appui International au Sport Africain et des Caraïbes (Paisac)

It is targeting coaches and sports governing bodies’ representatives whose sports have been selected for the IOIG.

At the official launch on Monday, in the presence of general director of Paisac Rebecca Sueur, chief executive of the National Sports Council (NSC) Giovanna Rousseau and secretary general of Socga Alain Alcindor, Socga President Antonio Gopal thanked Paisac for the training, along with previous courses offered.

This, he said, is a great boost to the development of sports in Seychelles.

Mr Gopal also thanked the different federations for allowing their members to attend the training.

Addressing the coaches, Ms Sueur said Socga is not only a long-time partner, but also the English speaking National Olympic Committee (NOC) with the most trained coaches from Paisac.

She also announced that Paisac President Pierre Ambroise Preira will be in the country to officially handle the coaches their certificates at the end of the training.

Other than local swimming coach Barnsley Albert, a Paisac graduate, two international instructors, namely Joe Mainville-Tessier and Madeleine Hallé will conduct the training.

Among the topics that would be covered during the training are performance psychology, physical preparation, long term athletes’ development and performance planning.

Paisac has been developed in collaboration with the French-speaking African sports environment in order to be able to respond better to the specific needs of its coaches and sports trainers. It now also operates in Commonwealth countries.










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