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SASCOC hosts cutting edge Global Coach Conference in Durban
- Updated: September 4, 2013
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), one of the key partners of the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) and a member of the ICCE Innovation Group of Lead Agencies, are the hosts of this years 9th ICCE Global Coach Conference, which will be held in Durban from 11-13 September, 2013.
This years Global Coach Conference will be run under the theme: Building coaching as a blended profession around the globe. The main aim of this conference is to bring together bi-annually coaches, coach developers, researchers and sport scientists as well as policy makers, technical directors and sport administrators from the world over to address issues in coaching. Approximately 400 delegates including roughly 140 international and 250 national have confirmed their attendance to the event.
The event will provide a platform for presentations and discussions on innovation, best practices and latest developments in coaching, coach education and coaching development and the International sports coaching framework will be launched on 11 September.
Says SASCOC President, Gideon Sam: As the national sports committee, we acknowledge the importance of coaching in sport. The ICCE Global Coach Conference provides a platform to share ideas at an international level and this will stimulate positive change in the coaching arena, thereby improving South Africas team performance in various world games.
SASCOC CEO, Tubby Reddy adds: The main theme for this 9th ICCE Global CoachConference is to encourage South Africans to study Sports Science degree programmes so that coaching can be recognised as a renowned profession just like any other profession.This will ultimately improve the performance of athletes through appropriate mentoring by skilled coaches.
Key note speakers include: President of ICCE, John Bales; IAAF coaching commission, Frank Dick; President of SASCOC, Gideon Sam; IOC executive member, Sam Ramsamy; SA rowing’s Olympic gold medal-winners’ coach Roger Barrow; ANOCA’s Ramoqopo Mathlohang; SRSA DG, Alec Moemi; SAQA CEO; Joe Samuel; SASCOC CEO, Tubby Reddy and ICCE Vice-President Pat Duffy.