Abu Dhabi: Government-owned entity engaged in the development and support of sports in the Emirate, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) has unveiled a pioneering Coach program covering 12 different sporting disciplines with an aim of increasing the technical staff in the Emirate.
The program, organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Abu Dhabi Maternity and Childhood Authority, National Anti-Doping Committee, and National Ambulance, along with sports federations, will provide licenses and certificates to 400 male and female coaches.
The course is open for both physical education teachers in government schools and private academies, and include football, volleyball, basketball, handball, water sports, cycling, athletics, fencing, weightlifting, racket games, archery and judo.
The program consists of four stages;
- Basic courses in the preliminary stage include child safety, first aid, anti-doping, and optional classes such as kinesiology, physical preparation and nutrition
- The Second stage includes specialized courses approved by the concerned authorities
- The Third Stage is a refresher course to enrich knowledge and continuity of learning, and
- The Fourth and final stage is a practical experience in European clubs
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Talal Al Hashemi, Abu Dhabi Sports Council’s Executive Director of the Sports Development Sector, shared that, “We are excited to launch the Coach program in cooperation with our valuable partners.”
The ADSC official further added that, “It will enable them to practice their profession in Abu Dhabi clubs, academies, public and private schools, according to the approved sports program.”
“The program comes within the sports council’s strategies to develop training cadres and enhance the base of professional work in Abu Dhabi clubs, schools and academies,” Mr. Al Hashemi concluded.