NAAZ set to host international coaching course

By Anashe Murombedzi

THE National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (NAAZ) is set to host an international coaching course slated for Bulawayo next month as part of its drive to upgrade domestic athletics.

This is in line with the local athletics mother body’s drive to upgrade domestic athletics.

The course, which will run from the 21st to the 30th of next month in Bulawayo, is set to equip participants with coaching and management skills that will enhance the scouting of eligible athletes from various schools and grassroots.

The National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (NAAZ) says it is targeting to train at least two coaches per province.

“The target is to have two coaches from each province to bring out several athletes. We want to make sure that our athletes are handled by qualified coaches in the areas of the cadets and impacted with the right skills in coaching management, and by the 15th of March, we are hoping that all provinces confirm sending their delegates,” said NAAZ President Tendai Tagara.

The course is expected to produce qualified coaches that will prepare athletes for the African Youth Games pencilled for Egypt in August and the Region Five Games set for Malawi later this year.

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