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SASCOC pave the way forward

SASCOC closed the 2012 coaching framework conference on Sunday by launching important sports development programmes and announcing their plans for 2016 and beyond.

Sunday brought the close to the second annual coaching framework conference, attended by over 900 delegates from national, provincial and state federations and unions.

Notable growth was experienced during the three-day function, which included keynote presentations and panel discussions focused on the positives and negatives of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London and the important steps needed to succeed at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio.

SASCOC president Gideon Sam encouraged those in attendance to spread the knowledge and ideologies gained.

You came. You listened. You heard. Now go out there and talk about all the input you gained at this years coaching conference, said Sam. If this weekend inspired you and was worth something to you, it is your responsibility to spread the word and inspire others. Thats our small request to you.

SASCOC, together with the Department of Sports and Recreation and CATHSSETA, launched three major development plans set to improve the quality of coaching and sport in South Africa.

They are:
The SA Academies of Sport Framework andPolicyGuidelines
South Africa Sport for Life Model for Long-Term Participaton and Development
South African Long-Term Coaches Development

Deputy minister of Sport Gert Oosthuizen expressed his excitement about these plans.

Thank you to all who participated. Thank you to all who made a valuable contribution, said Oosthuizen. Im looking forward to see all the wonderful coaches and athletes that will be produced.

Sam also passed on thanks to the foreign consultants, like Dr Frank Dick, Istvan Balyi and Professor Matthew Robinson, who contributed to the coaching conference.

They have all been great speakers and added plenty of value, said Sam. Frank played a big part in the establishment of the coaching framework and continues to inspire those he comes across with every discussion.

Im also very excited about Matthews role. We are already planning to send nine top provincial delegates to America to spend timewith Matthew to observe the American sports development system.

Sam added that the positives from the coaching framework will bode wellfor the future.

We need to keep the momentum going to make a difference in 2020 and beyond. Some of us will not be around in 2024 or 2028, but that does not mean we should not make provision for those who will be key role players in the distant future.

There are plenty of pioneers in the past who created this platform for us. We should not be remembered as the coaches and administrators who failed this generation. We need to keep growing and create opportunities for those who will succeed us.

SASCOC CEO Tubby Reddy added: This was a highly successful coaching framework conference. Theres plenty of excitement from all involved, so the future of South African sport definitely looks promising.


  1. Ron Presher

    November 18, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    An absolutely fantastic conference! All speakers were very knowledgeable and were open to share any expertise with the delegates.

    A big thank you to SASCOC and CATHSSETA for arranging a great learning opportunity and also creating a platform for different federations to unite and confer.

    Listening to what other federations do and sharing my view on matters, has most definitely helped me gain a greater understanding of where we stand as an organisation.

    I am most excited to share the knowledge gained over the past 3 days with all whom are willing to listen.

    Thank you, once again!

    Ron (South African Majorettes and Cheerleading Association)

  2. Zainul Ally

    November 19, 2012 at 6:27 am

    An absolutely awesome conference. Now South Africa is moving towards being a competitive force in all codes of sport.In the next 10-12 years South Africa will be in the top 10 countries on the medal table, if we implement and continue with this program.
    I gained loads of new knowledge which I will implement in my coaching sessions and in our capacity development programs for coaches.

    Thank You
    Zainul E. Ally (coaching director KZN volleyball)

  3. Phihlela Freddy

    November 19, 2012 at 10:18 am

    An inpiring and motivating conference. Yes, we came, listened and learned and enjoyed. Now we (coaches) owe it to South Africans to change sport and turn Mzansi into a winning Nation.

    Halala, SASCOC

    F.K. Phihlela
    (Head Coach – SASA-II)

  4. Marcel Viljoen

    November 20, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Indeed an awesome weekend of excellence and the shared vision of SASCOC holds exciting promise for South Africa’s Olympic dream. President Sam’s influence on the culture of SASCOC was very tangible and I for one look forward to travelling this journey with the other coaches in South Africa. The speakers were all very knowledgeable and the international input an eye opener to some of the pitfalls that we will be avoiding en route to Rio.
    Marcel Viljoen (head coach and owner – Fitness From Africa)

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