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SASCOC, Mbalula sign off coaching framework

SASCOC, together with Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula and his department, on Friday launched the coaching framework initiative which is set to revolutionise South African sport.

The coaching framework plan is a development scheme that is set to strengthen our sport programmes by educating and training coaches and setting the correct structures in place to ensure that South African coaching improves over the next several years. In turn, our athletes will receive world-class mentorship at all levels while sport officials and admin departments will benefit too.

This initiative was launched in Boksburg, Johannesburg, where all sport federation’s top coaches and leaders are present for a weekend workshop. The coaching framework programme is hosted by SASCOC, its coaches commission and consultants (Dr Frank Dick, Patrick Duffy, Istvan Balyi and Christina Dennis), and the department of Sports and Recreation.

‘Our athletes have a quest, and that is to be the best in the world,’ said SASCOC president Gideon Sam at the opening ceremony. ‘Coaches have to play their part in providing them with the necessary assistance. We need to be able to point at any region and trust that all the athletes are receiving the best coaching. In order to make that happen, we need to buy into this coaching framework.

‘[Planning Minister] Trevor Manuel has plans for 2030, and South African sport should too. When everybody leaves here [Boksburg] on Sunday, the initiative will start its progress all over the country. We have the ball, we just need to run it.’

Sam and Mbalula officially signed the coaching framework document on Friday night, which is noted as a historic moment in South African sport. The gala event was also attended by the likes of Deputy Minister of Sport Gert Oosthuizen, IOC executive member Dr Sam Ramsamy, Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni Councillor Mondli Gungubele, Springbok head coach Peter de Villiers, PSL chairman Dr Irvin Khoza and SASCOC CEO Tubby Reddy.

‘We head into the 2011 Sports Indaba on Monday with this coaching framework as the main topic,’ said Mbalula. ‘2011 has been an eventful year and we want to walk into next year positively and rejuvenated. We believe this coaching framework is the way forward as it will create an effect sport system, especially at school level. Racism and gender racism is a big problem that is overlooked, and this can also be resolved with this coaching intervention.

‘We strive for optimal performance and want to be successful in international competitions. This is the process needed to achieve that.’


4 comments
Helen Thrush
Helen Thrush

Where can I find a copy of the South African Coaching framework? I have only been able to download the discussion document.

Mavu Mutenha
Mavu Mutenha

Hi Desiree, I have forwarded my response to your email so as to attach certain documents and better elaborate myself. I trust that all is in order, do contact me should you need any further information. Kind regards, Mavu Mutenha The Michael Scout Program (NPO:090-984) Tel: 071 365 3535 email:[email protected]

Mavu Mutenha
Mavu Mutenha

Dear Sir/Madam, As a new organization that aims to develop sports from a school level, what do we do to be part of this initiative, where do we go to ensure that we do not miss any developments this intervention might carry? The Port Elizabeth or perhaps the whole Eastern Province has a way of not treating such initiatives with urgency and of course the victims of this attitude are our children. Please assist. Yours in sport, Mavu Mutenha Mobile: 071 365 3535 Office: 041 364 2239 Fax: 041 485 0087 email: [email protected]

Kate Nokwe
Kate Nokwe

Good day Mavu, Thank you for your comment. Please be advised that the South African Coachıng Framework ıs a document that regulates coachıng ın SA. Please confirm the organization you represent? For further information please contact: Desiree Vardhan- email: [email protected] Regards