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NBFTT Level 1 Bball coaching course shifts to Tobago
The National Basketball Federation of Trinidad and Tobago (NBFTT) Level 1 coaching course moves from Maloney to Shaw Park, Tobago for the next three days. The programme started yesterday and will conclude on Monday. The course is the follow-up of a mandate from FIBA, (Federation of International Basketball Federations), the world governing body for the sport, that all participants which comprises coaches and all match officials (referees and table officials) must be trained, examined and tested to participate in a FIBA approved event, the NBFTT, has partnered with the SPORTT (the Sport Company of T&T) to conduct a Level 1 course for basketball coaches. The NBFTT through its technical and training and organisation and development committees are calling on all coaches through all managers and zonal chairpersons in their respective zones. Also, aspiring coaches and Sportt camp coaches are asked to make every effort to attend.
The course programme is being offered on weeknights and weekends during the months of June and July 2014. The purpose of these courses is to give every coach and aspiring coaches an opportunity to be qualified and certified in order to coach the basketball locally and in the SPORTT Programme. To date, coaches in the North-East and East zone regions of the NBFTT have been exposed to the programme. Persons also need at least a Level 1 certificate to coach basketball at the entry level and at schools in Trinidad and Tobago. The programme is made possible through a Scholarship funded by the SPORTT Company. Courses are being offered in every zone (East, North, South, South East, Southwest, Central and Tobago). For more info call the NBFTT general secretary at 393-2894; June Rogers—377-1210; Daron Lall—299-4362 or Clement Holder—299-1225 to confirm your attendance and venue.
The Course will continue in the North Zone (Woodbrook Youth Facility) June 24-27; Southwest Zone (Point Fortin Indoor) June 28 to 30; and South Zone (Pleasantville Indoor) July 4 to 6, 2014.
All persons who are interested in being a basketball coach in Trinidad and Tobago are required to attain at least a Level 1 NBFTT Certificate of approval and everyone is asked to take note of the dates and venues when the programme will be offered.