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Volleyball coaching courses for Bulawayo

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Two of Zimbabwe’s top volleyball coaches based in Bulawayo have embarked on facilitating coaching courses in the Southern Region in move that is set to develop coaches in the sport.

Senior national volleyball team coaches Vulindlela Moyo (women) and Itsanang Abu-Basutu (men) made a proposal which was tabled at the Bulawayo Volleyball Association (BVA) annual general meeting held in the city last Saturday.

“The programme is to develop coaches in the sport and we want to service the Southern Region. We want to have qualified coaches especially in schools, therefore we will also target teachers. The province tried it last year.

“We intend to do it for six months. That is provided for in the Zimbabwe Volleyball Association (ZVA) constitution. The provision is for a coaching commission and this is the first step that we are taking. The AGM agreed in principle,” Moyo said.

He said if everything was put in place, they could facilitate the coaching courses in the schools zonal systems and the Sport and Recreation Commission’s Community Sport Development Programme (CSDP).

The CSDP has established various sporting clubs in communities around the country.

BVA vice-chairman (technical) Brian Manuel yesterday confirmed the position but however said Moyo and Abu-Basutu’s proposal had only been okayed in Bulawayo since the association’s jurisdiction was limited to the city.

“It is a positive move. We have always been doing that, but the AGM only approved for it to be done in Bulawayo, where BVA has its jurisdiction,” Manuel said.

Moyo said the proposal was to hold a course for beginners (five days) who would be issued with certificates of attendance and then intermediate coaching courses (five days) before the national certificate (10 days), which would be supervised by the ZVA.

He said a programme had already been designed with the assistance of Khanyile Dlamini from the National of University of Science and Technology (Nust) Sports Science Department.

Moyo and Abu-Basutu last year attained Level II International Volleyball Coaching certificates in Lesotho. The next level for them will be to become Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) instructors.

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