On 15th January, club committee members Marcin Tata and Paul Western attended a British Taekwondo Level 2 Coaching course.
Here is what Paul had to say about it:
“Marcin and I have just been given a wonderful opportunity to attend a British Taekwondo Level 2 coaching course last weekend at Bluewave TKD in Basingstoke. The course was really informative and very well delivered by Gerry and Coleen Reilly. We both really enjoyed meeting up with old friends of Dorset TKD such as South Hams and making many new friends.from across the country. There was a vast amount of Taekwondo experience in the room with players who had represented their countries in Olympic squads, World and European championships. Talking with others on the course presented many opportunities for networking and sharing training tips.
The Level 2 coaching course is nationally recognised and develops coaches to deliver sessions independently, It covers such areas as planning linked training sessions leading towards students specific goals; the importance of nutrition and hydration and best practice for safe guarding children. The course focused on developing a more student-centred style of coaching to better meet the needs of the students and maximise their potential.”
Anyone who is interested in doing their coaching qualifications should contact Master Darren Naraine.