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2024 World badminton federation level two coaching course starts off in Lugogo

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2024 World badminton federation level two (2) coaching course was officially started on Monday at the NCS Arena in Lugogo, Kampala.

As stated earlier, the eight day workshop will run from today Monday 20th June 2024 to the 28th and is expected to be conducted by Daje Annirao from Mauritius.

Uganda, the hosts will be taking part in the work shop with four coaches who include Fatimah Nabirungi, Hellen Luzika, Frank Muwuluzi and Godfrey  Kivumbi  and Nambuya Lizzy.

The many more coaches were left out due because of late submission of the requirement while others didn’t show interest in the course.

Other countries involved are Egypt with (3) just like Nigeria, lesotho (2), Benin (2),  Djibouti ( 2), Zambia( 2) and Botswana (1).

Talking to Daje Annirao, he said that level 2 is more advanced compared to level 1 and coaches will have to go through both the theory and practical parts;

“At the end of the course, the coaches will be given certificates that show their participation in this course” Annirao revealed to Nnalubale sports.

Simon Mugabi the Uganda badminton association’s Chief executive officer said this kind of workshop is good for Uganda as a country;

Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh is among the ten coaches in doing this course despite the fact that he is still an active badminton player on Egypt’s national badminton team.

Saleh says that he came for this course to make sure that he can get knowledge that he will one day to make his country great when it comes to the sport of badminton

ACTIVITIES IN DAY 1

Being the opening day of the workshop, several activities have been done and  some of these include:

Introduction, ice breaker course structure, small group discussion,  learning how to coach, coaches delivery to small groups, coaches learning how to review and evaluate among other activities .

Currently Uganda has six coaches with coaches level 2 and these include;

Ivan Kalimunda, Uganda badminton head coach William Kabindi, Betty Apio, Ronald Lule, Edwin Masiko and Uganda badminton President Annet Nakamya  a course they attended in 2018.

REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE

1 Should possess a good academic background as the level 2 program is very advanced, including anatomy and physiology, biomechanical principles, physical fitness testing, training methods, training parameters.

2 Have already been awarded the bwf level 1 certificate.

3 should be well conversant in English language both in spoken and written and also conversant with badminton terminologies.

4 should be present during the whole duration of the course.

5 Everyone has to complete a WADA ( World Anti-Doping Agency) online module which forms part of the assessment for coach level 2

After the 8 days, coaches will need to provide evidence of competencies in order to achieve the bwf level 2 coach award and these will be arranged in groups in the assessment tool found in the pack.

This is the second time Uganda hosting WBF coaches course level 2, the first one being held in 2018.

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