THE Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF) with the aid of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) hosted three level two of coaching course over the weekend.
The three-day course, which was held at the Basketball Artists School (BAS) in Katutura, was a continuation of a level one course and was the second of three. The level 2 course looked at the implementation of life skills into basic basketball training.
The participants went through a theoretical training and later progressed to a practical incorporation of these acquired skills on the court. Practical sessions included the aspects of Sport 4 life and Sport for Development throughout. Participants from BAS were used as players in order to make the practical session more realistic. An evaluation was done by the conductors, of every practical session.
Conducting the course were Ramah Mumba and Malakia Matias from NBF.
Mumba said that he was happy to see the coaches’ eagerness to become better at the craft seeing as they showed up for level two just as excited as level 1.
“Basketball is showing great growth and not only on the players side, but evidently with the coaches. Such courses are a good way to implement basics in the coaching styles of these coaches.” he stated
Development Officer for NBF, Matias mentioned that it is the positive attitude from coaches who do not have the know-how show up to such clinics to learn the root of basic basketball.
“The concept of having a three-level course is to establish repetition so as to ensure growth and proper development of skills within schools and teams respectively from these coaches” He said.
The German organization, GIZ looks at working with the NBF on more projects of a developmental nature such as this in the future.
“Projects like these only become an investment from more organizations when the coaches take what they’ve learnt and implement it at their various schools, clubs and teams”. Mumba added