By Peter Holmes on 13/11/09 at 6:28 pm
International Triathlon Union (ITU) and Triathlon Association of Singapore (TAS) hosted an ITU Accredited Level 1 Asian Community Coaching course in Singapore, 9th through 11th November 2009. The course was held at the Singapore Sports School located north of Singapore.
The course targeted volunteers, parents, teachers and others interested in learning about how to work with beginners and young athletes. The course also helped the candidates learn how to organize and develop grassroots programmes in their local communities, clubs and schools. The Level 1 Community Coaching course integrates theory and practical sessions during the 30 hours of instruction. The candidates learn about long term athlete development, basic skills and drills in each sport, coaching ethics and philosophy along with programme development.
Presenting at the Level 1 course are Ungku Azhar an ITU Level 2 certified coach and professional triathlon coach from Malaysia, Gobinathan Nair assistant Director of Sport Science at the Singapore Sports School, Fan Kaiming is also an ITU Level 2 Certified coach and is on the Academic staff at the School of Sports, Health & Leisure, Republic Polytechnic and Eugene Lee, ITU Level 2 certified coach and ITU Asian Sport Development coordinator along with Alan Ley, ITU Sport Development Manager.
There were a total of 26 coaches who attended from Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Thailand and Iran.