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  • Writer's pictureFelix Munyika


The Basic Coach Developer part one training for Non – Governmental Organisations came to an end on Tuesday 8th December 2020.

The two-day training which was organized by the National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ), through ZamCoach360 in partnership with the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sport (NIF) attracted eight participants from four Sports NGOs namely NOWSPAR, Response Network, Sport In Action and EduSport Foundation.

Participants had to go through sessions on topics such as knowing and understanding the roles and functions of Coach Developers, knowing how to apply the basic principles of adult-learning, knowing how to apply the basic principles of facilitation, how to lead and facilitate practical exercises, How to provide feedback and to create coach reflection and understanding the areas to further develop, and having a tangible plan for growth as a Coach Developer among other topics.

Day 1 of the Coach Developer Training

NIF IDT Advisor and Coach Developer Pelle Kvalsund led a team of International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) Coach Developers that Included Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Technical Director Lyson Zulu, Zambia Rugby Union Project Manager for Youth Rugby Tom Chaloba, and Sport In Action Programmes Manager Mwape Konsolo.

Speaking at the end of the training, one of the participants Bertha Phiri thanked the organizers for holding such a training considering the restrictions that are currently there with the COVID 19 Situation.

“The training was really insightful and mind opening to learn that a Coach can have somebody that can help them. This training was relevant as we try to develop the sports sector either at the mind-openinggrassroots level or professional level,” She said.

On the other hand, CD Pelle called on the participants to continue practicing and to communicate amongst themselves so as to encourage each other.

Pelle thanked the other facilitators for finding time to facilitate the training and also thanked the participants and reminded them to Stay Safe and Stay Active.

The following participated in the first part of the Basic Coach Developer Training which was held while observing strict COVID 19 spread prevention guidelines.

Participants taking part in one of the activities during the training

Annie Namukanga, Sharon Museke (Both EduSport), Sonko Annet, Amon Kasuseka (Both Response Network), Bertha Bessy Phiri, Meya Mumba (Both NOWSPAR), Aaron Mushindu and Chiko Lumbwe (Both Sport In Action).

Part two the Basic Coach Developer training will be held in 2021.


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