The National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) is thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration between the Coaches Program in the NOC-K Institute Commission and the esteemed University of Nairobi.
This collaboration aims to revolutionize the development of national coaches in Kenya, ensuring standardized certification, grading, and accreditation processes to foster excellence across sports disciplines.
The cornerstone of this collaboration is the recently concluded National Team Coaches Symposium, an event that brought together National Coaches from various sports disciplines.
Held under the guidance of the NOC-K Institute Commission, this symposium facilitated an unprecedented opportunity for knowledge exchange, skill enhancement, and the establishment of a unified coaching framework.
With an unwavering commitment to elevating the capabilities of national coaches, NOC-K, in collaboration with the University of Nairobi, is dedicated to implementing a comprehensive certification program.
This program will provide coaches with the necessary tools, resources, and professional development opportunities to nurture their coaching expertise.
Through this joint initiative, the University of Nairobi will play a pivotal role in certifying, grading, and accrediting national coaches.
This process will ensure that coaches across the board meet consistent standards of excellence, fostering a cohesive coaching ecosystem within Kenyan sports.
The program will initially focus on general coaching principles, gradually moving towards specialized coaching in specific sports disciplines.
“By establishing a standardized and recognized coaching framework, NOC-K and the University of Nairobi aim to empower coaches with the knowledge, skills, and recognition required to maximize the potential of our athletes.
This collaborative effort seeks to build a strong foundation for athlete development, ultimately contributing to Kenya’s sporting success on regional, continental, and global platforms.” Said John Ogolla, Deputy Treasurer.
“I’ve learned so much from the introduction of science and investing in research and data to mental health. I have coached handball for 30 years, By certifying and accrediting our national coaches, we are paving the way for a more professional and unified coaching system in Kenya.”
“This initiative will not only enhance the capabilities of our coaches but also promote consistency and excellence across sports disciplines,” said Paul Mwathi, head coach of Handball.
NOC-K and the University of Nairobi are confident that this collaborative endeavor will usher in a new era of coaching excellence in Kenya.
First Deputy-President Shadrack Maluki while opening the session called on the Coaches to push #TeamKenya towards dizzying heights, “By empowering our national coaches, we are fostering a culture of continuous learning, growth, and unparalleled success.”
Present was NOC-K Treasurer Eliud Kariuki who also sits on the NOC-K Institute Commission.