Thirteen participants from across the Caribbean completed a two-day workshop that was in essence the rekindling of the Caribbean
Coaching Certification Programme (CCCP), which was originally introduced in the region 16 years ago.
The St Vincent and the Grenadines National Olympic Committee President, Trevor Bailey, welcomed all to Vincentian shores at the official opening ceremony at the President’s Suite, Arnos Vale on Friday 20th January 2012.
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In his remarks Bailey told the participants of his organisation’s distinct honour to be the proud hosts of the revised CCCP programme for Training of Trainers. He noted this country’s commitment to sport and urged the participants to stay the distance, not just of passing the course but of training teachers and community leaders to become coaches and so facilitate the development of sport in the Caribbean.
The CCCP is a foundation course in coaching that allows the beneficiaries to have the knowledge and skills to encourage children and youths to learn the fundamentals of sport. Having successfully completed the CCCP any coach can then move forward to sport-specific coaching programmes.
Regional Coordinator for the CCCP, Dave Farmer of Barbados, called on the trained coaches to understand that their role is to widen the pool of coaches around the Caribbean through their respective countries.
Angel Morales, Chair of the Education and Training Commission of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC), the new proprietors of the CCCP, told participants that the regional body is committed to encouraging each NOC to take greater responsibility for the development of sport in their respective countries.
Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) sponsored the CCCP workshop. CGC Consultant and one of the authors of the CCCP Manual and Workbook, Colin Higgs, and Andre Collins, Programme and Partnership Officer, Caribbean, represented the latter organisation.
The National Olympic Committee expressed its most sincere gratitude to the National Sports Council for allowing use of the President’s Suite for the opening and closing ceremonies and the Conference Room for the conduct of the theory sessions.