ISAF is pleased to announce that the South African MNA has just received confirmation that an Olympic Solidarity funded Level 2 Technical Course for Coaches has been approved and can now take place from 24 - 29 August 2010.
As the level 2 Technical Course is open to suitable candidates from the continental geographic region, ISAF and South African Sailing would like to invite African countries to send suitable candidates to take part.
The level 2 Technical Course for Coaches is aimed at building specific coaching fundamentals that will enable the successful participants to train Level 1 Coaches through their own National Sail Training Programme (NSTP) and deliver structured training courses with measureable outcomes based on a solid foundation of newly learnt coaching skills and practical exercises.
Any African Countries that would like to participate in this, the first course of its kind in Africa, are urged to contact the ISAF Training and Development department. Click here
to get in touch.
Rob M'Crystal, President of South African Sailing and member of the ISAF Development and Youth Committee commented:
"After many years of battling to build sailing in South Africa, we are now particularly excited about the prospects for the future of the sport. With the help of ISAF Training and Development department, we have begun to implement our NSTP in line with the standards laid out by the ISAF Learn to Sail Training Programme (LSTP)."
"There is tangible excitement and enthusiasm amongst the sailors and clubs to whom we have introduced the concept. In particular, we find the structured approach and measurable outcomes to be particularly appealing and in line with the sporting and educational aims of our country."
"As a result of my belief in the viability and definite benefits to be gained from this programme, I have assured my support and assistance in promoting this initiative into Africa and I am committed to that promise. South African Sailing is building a National Sail Training Programme as a foundation from which the legacy of the sport will grow for everyone in South Africa. Through the African Sailing Confederation (ASCON), we are keen to share our experiences with African MNA's to grow the sport on our continent."
For more information on how your MNA could also host a technical course for coaches and information on Olympic Solidarity Funding go to the training pages of our website www.sailing.org/training/courses
The ISAF Connect to Sailing initiative is playing a huge part of all ISAF Training and Development programmes. For more info on how you could connect to sailing and what it can offer your MNA go to www.sailing.org/connecttosailing/introduction