The Kenya Taekwondo Federation ran the Taekwondo Level I, II, and III technical course since Saturday 7th November 2020 at Kenyatta University Conference Centre that will closed on Monday 9th November.
The course was funded by Olympic Solidarity through NOC-K and conducted by an accredited expert Mr. George Wasonga alongside other local experts in various fields.
The course attracted 50 coaches from all over the country in the three-day program that is aimed at training and certifying coaches in this first-tier certification level. The coaches participating in the course run taekwondo in schools and clubs in the country.
This programme is part of the NOC-K’s strategy for capacity building of human resources in the athlete pathway.
Taekwondo is also one of the individual disciplines that have qualified an athlete to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Faith Ogallo. This shows the potential of the sport to perform even better in continental and world competitions, with additional assistance to coaches and players, there is an increased chance of better performance.
Other technical courses held in this quarter include the Hockey Technical Course and Development of National Sports System that concluded last month, where 36 coaches and 15 referees and judges were trained. Kenya Hockey Union anticipates that the program will support sustainable and progressive development of Hockey in the grassroots by developing the Hockey 5 Format and small areas competition at school and club levels.
Tennis Kenya also concluded a 16-day technical course in October for coaches at beginner and intermediate levels.
The NOC-K Strength and Conditioning training that has been running since March 2020 is another program aimed at developing coaches, which culminated in a three-day symposium that was attended by all Olympic sports strength and conditioning and national team coaches.
This is cognizant to the fast evolution of modern sport, therefore the need for continuous training for national team coaches to understand the importance of proper scientific-based planning for the enhancement of performance.
More sports are set to benefit in 2021, to lay the foundation for a long-term plan for the preparation of Team Kenya’s squads to the Commonwealth Youth Games, African Youth Games, 2022 Commonwealth Games and Paris 2024 Olympic Games.