Winneba (C/R) Nov 2,GNA - The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has held a two-week course for twenty-three selected athletics technical coaches from the ten regions of the country at the Winneba Sports College.
The participants who are made up of sixteen males and seven females were taken through some coaching theories such as Anatomy, Nutrition, Sports Psychology, Sports Pedagogy and Bio Mechanics. Alhaji Rashid Bawa, Minister of State at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in a closing address on Monday charged the participants to develop strategies to assist their subordinates to acquire the basic fundamentals of coaching towards grass-root development of athletics in the Country.
The Minister also urged the participants to go to their respective regions and institutions to unearth young talents and nurture them to make a mark in their chosen profession and to rise to stardom. He said the sports sector needs a new breed of coaches who are proactive, creative, innovative and motivated and ready to utilise the limited available resources to build a strong sports base for the country.
Dr. Henry Puffah, Director of the National Sports Council and the Course Director commended the participants for their excellent performance during the duration of the course. He said six of the participants made up of two females and four males have qualified for the level two stage of the Course to be organized soon.
Dr. Puffah urged them to put what they have learnt into practice to help promote sports in the country.