7th May, 2012
Some of the coaches from Adopt A Talent sports Programme who attended one day seminar held last Friday have commended the organisers for the success of the programme.
The one day seminar which held at the media centre of Teslim Balogun was put together by the office of the Senior Special Assisitants To Govern Fashola on Grassroots Sports Development.
Chief Coach of Boxing, John Mensah who was was quite impressed with the numbers of coaches that took part in the seminar commended the guest speakers for doing justice to their title papers.
Mensah said the seminar was an eye opener for the coaches who want to be sucessful in their coaching career, adding that any coach who fails to attend seminar or professional training cannot excel in their chosen career.
“A lot of coaches have gained one or two things in this seminar.The seminar made us to understand that we caoches should see all our athletes like our children and try to monitor their condition before they start any training,” he said.
Lagos Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Enitan Oshodi who was among the Guest Speakers delivered a paper titled on “Legal Rights Of A Child Athlete”. Adressing the participants, Oshodi cautioned the coaches not to abuse or be harsh on young athletes during training.
He said any coach that applies physical method to get the best out of his atheletes are not good, but noted that a coach should rather be like a father or mother to his/her atheletes if he wants to get good results.
In her own remark, Dr Akin George, who presented his paper titled “First Aids Priorities” urged the coaches to monitor the health of their athletes before training.
He stated that it is very dangerous for a coach to use unfit athletes to feature in a competition, saying that such atheletes cannot come out victorious.