Grace Chingoma Senior Sports Reporter
ATHLETICS coaches, teachers and former runners are set to acquire updated trends as the 10-day International Level One coaching course got underway in Bulawayo today.
The international course is being sponsored by World Athletics, who dispatched course materials to Zimbabwe.
National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe director of coaching Lisimati Phakamile is the course director. Phakamile is a holder of high level qualifications from World Athletics, who appointed him to take charge of the course.
NAAZ second vice-president Siphatisiwe Machaya told The Herald that the course has started well as planned.
“We will be in a position to give you the number of participants and all the necessary information by end of day. But we are happy that finally the high-level course is going on after it was postponed due to Covid-19,” she said.
The course outline includes the physiology of sport and exercise, biomechanics, psychology and coaching practical. The participants will have a practical assessment and theory assessment.
The course has drawn coaches from schools, clubs, colleges, universities as well as former runners.
The best student coach will receive a special watch from the World Athletics from their sponsors Seiko.