The Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (ZOC) has announced a number of developmental programs meant to enrich local sport administrators in the month of September, it has emerged.
By Carlo Chikomba
The umbrella sports organisation whose main objective is to develop and protect the Olympic Movement in Zimbabwe will launch the three Programs which are namely the Sport Administration Course, the Strength Training, Conditioning & Injury Prevention Workshop as well as the Advanced Sport Management Course (ASMC) intake 11 – session 5 over the course of next month.
“The Sport Administration Course which is the 2nd Sport Administration Course to be held this year will take place from the 1st – 3rd of September at the ZOC Headquarters. The course is targeting volunteers and paid staff of National Sports Associations and Federations affiliated to ZOC, as well as other bodies responsible for the development of sport in the country,” reads part of the press release.
After that course, ZOC will host the Strength Training, Conditioning & Injury Prevention Workshop in Mutare in-conjunction with the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee as well as the Confederation of Sports (NIF).
The workshop will be held from the 8th – 9th of September and will be attended by 30 Coaches within the districts of Manicaland.
“ZOC has noted that most coaches at senior schools, clubs and even national level lack this proficiency, which is an important component of training and performance and skill in order to maximize their potential. This is the 3rd such intervention, following similar workshops in Harare in December 2016 and Bulawayo in May 2017.”
The third and final program of the month which is the the Advanced Sport Management Course (ASMC) intake 11 – session 5 is due to take place from the 16th – 17th September.
In this session the class of 2017 will focus on “Managing Marketing”, a key area of expertise required in the efficient management of sport organisations.
The topic will be facilitated by Desmond Ali who, through his own ASMC experience, will be able to relate his vast experience to the students, for onward application within their sport organizations.