Rikus Grobler | Oct 18, 2017 | 0
Coach Mogotsi furthers his skills in Germany
Liebhardt Mogotsi, an organiser and coach at the Namibian School Sports Union (NSSU) is taking part in the 40th International Coaching Course at the Academy for Foreign Coaches of the German Athletic Federation (DLV) in Mainz which started on 9 June 2017 and will end next year on 31 July.
The programme is part of the foreign cultural and educational policy, the German Foreign Office supports courses for sports experts and coaches from developing countries.
Mogotsi has been an organiser and coach at NSSU as well as a teacher at the Gqaina Primary School and describes sports as an important instrument to reduce the gap between the rich and the poor.
“I am certain that I will be able to learn a lot at the Academy for Foreign Coaches in Mainz, and that I will be able to contribute to the further development of Namibian sports for the benefit of the whole population after my return,” he added.
Apart from being a committed member of the NSSU, Mogotsi has been actively involved not only in school sports development for the past 10 years and similar related sports activities on school, regional, national and international level. He has presented his region and Namibia at various international forums and vents such as being the technical official at the U17 Confederation of Schools Sports Association Athletics Games and the U20 African Union Sports Council Region 5 in Angola in 2016
The training of coaches, teachers and other multipliers, the support with specialist literature as well as the counseling in sports science, sports medicine and training methods was just is just as important to the founders of the Academy for Foreign Coaches as the transfer of knowledge to sports experts and officials in the area of organization of sports events.
One of the most important DLV programmes with long-term positive effects is the International Coaching Course for scholarship holders from development countries at the Academy for Foreign Coaches offered in partnership with the University of Mainz.