UncategorisedAskar stresses importance of qualifying coaches on scientific basis

September 11, 20190

?Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) acting general secretary Abdulrahman Askar  stressed the importance of developing national technical cadres to qualify the players on solid scientific basis, leading up to a comprehensive upgrade of Bahrain sport.
This came during his meeting with Dr Roger Archambault, who is in Bahrain to conduct the ongoing Level 4 of the National Coaching Programme, in the presence of BOC sports affairs executive director Jehad Khalfan and Sports Training and Development Section head Nabeel Taha Al Shehab.
There are 25 coaches taking part in level 4, the penultimate course of the programme, being organised by the Sports Training and Development Section in Juffair and in cooperation with the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC).
During the meeting,  Askar said Bahrain is in need of international expertise in the field of training in order to refine and develop the abilities of the Bahraini coach.
He expressed his pride for the continued cooperation between the BOC and the CAC which started in 1998 resulting in setting up a number of course and workshops which had contributed to bringing up many national coaches in different sports.
On his part, Archambault praised the big support given by the BOC to the national coaches in Bahrain for being one of the basic pillars of the sport system, pointing out that such training courses of the National Coaching Programme of different levels will highly contribute to qualifying a large number of technical cadres in the Kingdom.
Overseeing the course, being sponsored by Arabian Gulf Raffle, is training and development specialist Ali Qamber, while Mahmoud Fakhro runs the translation for the participants.
The programme is part of the Sports Training and Development Section annual calendar and aims to qualify and develop national cadres in different sports.
Archambault is a certified level 5 biathlon coach (Level 3 cross country)  and has been a chartered member of Coaching Association of Canada since 1999.  He has coached at the international level for 18 years including the position of head coach of the national biathlon team.
He has coached at more than 80 world Cups, 14 World Championships and three Olympic Games.  He is a very active National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Master Course Conductor and Master Coach having delivered more than 70 level 1, 2 and 3 technical courses while also delivering many sport specific tasks within levels 4 and 5. His is also an NCCP Master Learning Facilitator.

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