Coaching Workshops to Bridge Gaps in Sports
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) in conjunction with the Western Cape Sports Academy (WECSA) hosted a coaching workshop at the Mowbray Protea Hotel on Saturday 24 October 2015. The workshop was attended by 30 coaches from the Eden, West Coast, Central Karoo and Metro districts.
The coaching workshop addressed key matters such as lack of equipment, usage of facilities and benefits to the coaches and athletes. Coaches formed small groups to brainstorm possible solutions. The workshop was aimed at bridging the gap between grassroots and elite level coaching within the Western Cape.
JP Naude and Olympic swimming coach, Cedric Finch, were amongst the presenters on the day. Naude said, “As the newly elected chairman of WECSA, it is my aim to drive the process of developing coaches at the highest level. We want champion coaches in South Africa.”
Thabo Mvumvu said, “The workshop was good. All the coaches’ input were addressed and we hope this won’t be the last of its kind.”
DCAS offers an environment to develop skills, talents and techniques. The well-equipped coaches add value to participants and communities, Better Together.