Coaches urged to follow NCAP level one course


The course will be held every Wednesday from 8.30am to 12noon and will cover seven topics, namely: The roles of the coach/instructor, growth and development, physical preparation, skills analysis and development, planning and safety in sports, nutrition and sports, and anti-doping.
There will be theoretical and practical sessions.

So far more than 40 local coaches and instructors have followed the NCAP level one course and 10 have just started the level three course.

The National Sports Council continues to fully finance the NCAP courses and the course followers only have to bring their own writing materials and files. All handouts and access to the internet remain free of charge.

The training being provided is aimed at complementing those being done by national sports federations and associations for the development of their coaches. While national sports federations and associations occasionally receive technical courses from their respective international or continental federations and from the Olympic Solidarity through the Seychelles Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association (Socga) in specific domains, the NCAP provides the scientific knowledge coaches need to help further their skills to achieve their objectives.

The programme has three different levels – one, two and three – totalling more than 100 hours.

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 experience with others and the resource persons.

The resource persons are well-known sports specialists recognised by their respective 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 performances in various major competitions.

As most of us may know, the margin between success and failure in top competitions usually rests on a knife-edge and the difference could be made most often than not, by the decisions made by the coach.

Coaches eligible to follow the course must actually be coaching a group of athletes or teams on a regular basis and athletes who are reaching the end of their career.

Those interested are asked to contact Bernard Denis on 4671200 during working hours.