The Opening Ceremony for the Level 3 course was successfully held on Monday 1 November at 09:00 hrs at the Yangon Sailing Club. The total number of attendees for the high profile function was over seventy with participating coaches totaling 27.
Both the Director General of the Myanmar Sport & Physical Education Department, Myanmar Ministry of Sports and U Moe Myint, President, Myanmar Yachting Federation gave Opening Addresses and ISAF Trainer Mr. Mike Hart gave an overview on the practical elements of the course itself. Kay Khine, Events Secretary for the Myanmar Yachting Federation reported that the ceremony went extremely well and ws even attended by Senior Myanmar Navy Officers representing the Myanmar Navy Sailing & Rowing Club. Of the 27 Trainees seven are from the Yangon Sailing Club.
Trinidad and Tobago looking for Coaches to join course
Having hosted a successful ISAF Training Review back in May this year the Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association (TTSA) have been successful in getting Olympic Solidarity funding from the TTOC to host an ISAF Level 2 Technical Course for Coaches from 25 to 28 November.
Hedge Shuter from the TTSA and Carey Lee Byerley, President of the Caribbean Sailing Association are both actively seeking applications from any coach working in the region to come and join the existing Trinidad and Tobago candidates for this exciting five day 'Train the Trainers' course. For contact details and more information please contact Dan Jaspers, ISAF Taining and Development Manager.
Sudan to host Level 1 Technical Course
When ISAF ran a Level 2 Technical Course for Coaches ('Train the Trainers') in Qatar back in February one of the international team of coaches on the course, Mr M.Hadi Karim went back to Sudan to not only train many new sailors in a fleet of brand new Optimists but also begin to work on applying for funding for Sudan to host their own course. This was successful and now they will host a Level 1 Course on the Blue Nile at Khartoum from 15 to 19 December 2010.
ISAF has appointed recent Training Scholarship Graduate Emrah Surmen from Turkey to be the Trainer in charge of this. This is a great success story for Mr Surmen who is also in charge of developing and managing the new National Sail Training Programme for the Turkish Yachting Federation. We wish all the Coaches from Sudan on this course all the best.
El Salvador awarded double development success in 2010
The ISAF MNA team in El Salvador has been busy this year with not only a successful application for a Level 1 Technical Course this November but also a full IOC funding proposal for the Development of a National Sports Structure in Sailing. ISAF Trainer and Training resource author Tom Wilson will be running the Technical Course from 22 to 26 November.
Tom Wilson will be working with recent ISAF Training Scholarship Graduate Orestes Reyes from Peru to liaise with the local Coaches in El Salvador in order to make sure that they get the best possible outcomes from their considerable Olympic Solidarity funding. We look forward to working more closely with El Salvador in the future and thank all those who have committed to working on our programmes.
For information on how your Member National Authority can benefit from increasing links with their National Olympic Committee and for help in planning for hosting an ISAF Technical Course for Coaches, please contact Dan Jaspers, ISAF Training and Development Manager.
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