The Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA), is embarking on a coaching initiative that will see participants from the Caribbean region being awarded Level One Coaching certificates.
Chair of the AFNA Coaching Committee and member of the International Netball Federation (INF) Coaching Advisory Panel, Bridget Adams, said the level of response so far has been tremendous.
“This will be the first year and is expected to continue annually until all persons interested in coaching in the region are certified. The level of response is overwhelming. We are almost at capacity in three days of advertising. The advertisement was uploaded onto AFNA’s Facebook page and persons from outside of the region are interested, but we have only catered for our region,” Adams told Barbados TODAY in an interview.
The Level One Coaching certificates will be facilitated by Bridget Adams, Jill McIntosh, Chair of INF Coaching Advisory Panel,and Oberon Pitterson-Nattie, member of the AFNA Coaching Committee.
The Level 1 Coaching Award will be held throughout February and March.
Adams said that over the past five years there has been a growing interest in coaching within AFNA. During the past five years, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda and St. Lucia all held coaching courses. St. Maarten has also done a workshop.
In April AFNA will also be rolling out its Level Two Award.