Sports for development coaching clinic underway in Mariental

11 Sep 2018 14:50pm
REHOBOTH, 11 SEP (NAMPA) - The Namibia Football Association (NFA) in collaboration with the German Football Association and German Corporation for International Cooperation, are hosting a Sports 4 Development (S4D) coaching clinic in Mariental.
The course that started on Monday and ends Friday includes football coaches from Hardap, Omaheke, ||Kharas and Khomas, while a similar course will be held in Swakopmund from 17 to 21 September, with the remaining 10 regions grouped together.
A media release issued on Tuesday said the course is for coaches involved with Under-17 regional teams, women’s football as well as the Namibia Schools Sports Union (NSSU) and junior national teams.
NFA Technical Director, Timotheus Tjongarero alongside Caroline Kunschke and Johannes Schropfer are facilitating the course.
The course will cover key concepts such as sports for development, as well as the difference between sports coaching and S4D coaching, and move on to other aspects like the roles and responsibilities of S4D coaches.
“The Sports 4 Development coaching course will equip youth coaches on how to integrate healthy lifestyle choices and life skills to players through daily training sessions,” Tjongarero was quoted as saying.
The statement further said that through this process, they aim to promote football as a tool to encourage positive lifestyle choices and add life skills values to players, while aiding in creating proud and well-behaved Namibians.
The project wants to promote, support and make sports accessible to all youth in the country.
“Through organised sports activities and outdoor pursuits, we will promote good qualities, healthy habits and discipline formed through sport. We believe that through the education of children, families and the public on the importance of sports, regular training and good nutrition we can motivate our youth to pursue and live healthy and happy lives,” Tjongarero said.
The coaches attending the course at Mariental are Inger-Lize Cloete, Madeline Swartbooi, Christeline Goeieman, Chamel Clarke, Kristofina Nambinga, Tangeni Isaacs, Bianca Julius, Alfred Gomaseb, Jeraldo Eiseb, Razundara Tjikuzu, Christy Guruseb, Quinton Witbeen, Quentin Visagie, Dino Pieters, Immanuel Tobias, James Britz, Ewalt Kavirombo, Mervin Mbakera, Heinrich Isaacs and Jackson Nanyemba.