We need more top netball coaches – Campbell

first_img HIGH NUMBERS IMPORTANT Coaches obtain these badges through the University of Technology’s coaching courses, which starts at Level One and move up to the Jamaica Award, from which coaches can move on to the international level. But Campbell says there needs to be greater urgency in training top-class local coaches. “There is a UTech advanced course. But the Level One starts in a few weeks, and from there, you move through the different levels. The Jamaica Award takes you to the next level of going international and coaching at that level. It’s not an easy course, because it’s for top coaches, and the theoretical, scientific and psychological sides and the whole preparation of playing at that level is not as easy to grasp,” noted Campbell. “But Jamaica is doing what is best to get coaches up to that level, they just need to speed it up, although I think they are trying to do that. We need more coaches, as we are in a bad place now, because the ones that are qualified are just not interested [in coaching the national team] at this time,” Campbell said. International umpire Sylvester Campbell believes there is a need for more top-level local persons fit to coach the national team and is imploring Netball Jamaica to increase the pace at which they are turning out international-level tacticians. The senior Sunshine Girls have been without a coach for more than two months and most of the handful of local qualified coaches (those holding a Jamaica Award, which is the highest qualification locally) are either unavailable or have expressed no interest in the position. This has left the team in a coaching dilemma since late last year. But Campbell, who also sits on the international testing panel of the International Netball Federation, says the answer to problem is to improve the number of accomplished top-level local coaches. “In any system it is good to have a lot, more to choose from, so it’s good to have more. The cadre [of top level coaches] needs to be bigger, enough for you to pick, choose and refuse from. So it’s important to keep the numbers high so we don’t get in the position we are currently (with national team) in where there are only a handful, when we could have more,” Campbell commented. “A league like BEL (Berger Elite League) was played at a high standard, and you need coaches in it that can coach at a very high level. Coaches you can see and pick because they are performing at the highest level,” he added. Currently, only Oberon Pitteron-Nattie, Connie Francis, Minneth Reynolds, Annette Daley and Maureen Hall hold a Jamaica Award, while Tracey-Ann Griffiths, Conrad Parkes and Marvette Anderson are now completing theirs. GREATER URGENCY NEEDEDlast_img read more

GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY

first_imgThe lotto numbers for 14th November were 2,6,9,13 match 3 winner was Andy McMonagle. Next weeks jackpot is €3,140. sellers this week are Brian McHugh and Gerard McGinty.Anyone who wants to work as part of a scheme could they please contact Barry, Shea, Donal or Hughie for details.Could team managers and anyone who wants material included in the Donegal GAA yearbook forward it onto the PRO asap to the following address neilgerardgallagher@gmail.com The gym is ladies only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8pm.There will be Zumba Dance classes in the hall every Thursday @ 8.15pm, all are welcome.Anyone who is interested in doing a 5KM Walk/Run on the 3rd of December in aid of the Donegal Senior team training fund could they contact Neil Gallagher on 087 2903747 for a sponsorship form, this is open for any age group and everyone is welcome to take part.There will be Irish classes in the clubhouse on Tuesday 8th at 8pm, all are welcome. The strictly come dancing will take place on the 26th of November in the Silver Tassie, tickets are available from Hughie and Donal.Best wishes and speedy recovery to Liam Dorrian who is having an operation after an accidental collision on Saturday while at county trials.The seniors run in the Ulster championship came to an end with a disappointing defeat to Latton from Monaghan on Sunday, scoreline was 10 points to 9. This Sunday they are in action against Malin in a relegation playoff in MacCumhaill park.Could anyone who put up flags or bunting try and organise to have them taken down by Saturday if possible.Anyone interested in doing a coaching course could they please contact Eddie Crawford. Next monthly meeting is on the 5th of December.GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY was last modified: November 16th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more