News IODA Coach's Clinic Starts in Tanzania

IODA Coach's Clinic Starts in Tanzania

The only IODA Coach’s Clinic to take place in Africa in 2018 started today and will continue to June 14th.   It is organized by the Tanzania Optimist Dinghy Association(TODA) and hosted at the Dar es Salaam Yacht Club in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The guest IODA Coach for the clinic is Zdzislaw ‘Zizi’ Staniul, coach of 16 Optimist Medal winners at European/World Championships and who was the coach at the IODA Coach’s clinic that took place in Slovakia in March.

Eight coaches from 4 different countries, Egypt, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania are taking part in the clinic. Over the next 4 days they will be covering a variety of topics such as coaching philosophy, safety, body preparation, equipment, technique, communication, on-water coaching, and tips on how to make a great debriefing.

Entry to the clinic was free for all the participants. These coaches will be learning new Optimist Coaching skills that they can take home to help improve the level of Optimist sailing in their country. 

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