By Taofeek Lawal
The train the trainers coaching clinics for volleyball coaches in Nigeria has been declared open in Abuja yesterday by the Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye at the National Sport Institute (NSI) package B of the National Stadium in Abuja. The training organized by the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVF) in conjunction with Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB) was to update the coaches to be in line with the modern trends in volleyball coaching globally.
According to NVF President, Engineer Habu Gumel, the purpose of the course was “to answer the call of our federation’s coaches who have already attained FIVB Level 1.” Gumel added that the coaches are expected to learn from the experience of the two instructors from Germany, Dr. Hans Voigt and Mr. Kurt Raddea, the Course Director and Course Instructor respectively. The NVF boss advised the coaches to make good use of the opportunity by paying rapt attention to the lecturers.
He said through the training the coaches would be exposed to the knowledge of the game at the international level and graduate to the next coaching level in volleyball. The Course Director while addressing journalists at the event said that certificates will be presented at the end of the training while urging the participants to be focused. Speaking during the event, Elegbeleye said the train the trainers programme will bring out the best in the coaches. The NSC DG added that with the course, volleyball game in the country will never remain the same again as the coaches must have learnt one or two new techniques at the end of the programme. Over 23 coaches attended the opening ceremony which will run from 3rd to 15th September 2014.