BVI Olympic Committee Hosts Coaching and Sport Administration Training Courses

canocThe BVI Olympic Committee will be conducting two courses for Sports administrators, coaches and physical education teachers over the coming 10 days.

The two courses, one in coaching and one in sport administration, will be delivered by Mr. Dave Farmer, Director of the Barbados Olympic Academy, who will arrive in Tortola on Friday 12 April. Mr. Farmer will be assisted by Mr. Cleave Farrington, Executive Director of the BVI Olympic Committee.

The Coaching Course will be the regional “Introduction to Coaching”, a sport General Coaching Course which covers the educational principles involved in coaching a sport.

The course is conducted regionally through the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees, CANOC. Among the range of topic areas to be covered in the course will be:
• Planning
• Safety
• Developing Skills
• Event Management
• Physical Preparation.

The second course will be the Olympic Solidarity course “Basic Sport Administration for National Federations.” This course covers the issues and topics related to the administration and management of a national Federation. Among the wide range of topics to be covered will be:
• The Olympic Movement
• Strategic Planning
• Financial Management and Budgeting
• Hosting a major sporting event
• Developing elite athletes and elite coaches
• Sports Medicine and Doping Control.

The Courses will be run from April 13 – 20, 2013 at the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports Conference Room. Registration for these courses is now closed but courses will be repeated in the fall to facilitate growth in the number of Certified Coaches and Sport Administrators in the Virgin Islands.