National netball association (Chaneta) has organized a week long seminar for local coaches scheduled to take place in Morogoro from April 3-13.
Chaneta secretary general Rose Mkisi said yesterday the training, which was earlier planned to take place in Dodoma, is open to all club and regional netball coaches.
She said the course aims at equipping netball trainers with modern techniques but she stopped short of naming the venue that will host it.
Mkisi said the association decided to organize the course after finding out that many local coaches were lacking modern netball techniques.
She said a lot of changes have been applied to the sport thus there was a need for local coaches to be updated on the changes.
“Everything is changing in netball these days and, to catch up with the changes, we have decided to equip our coaches with the new skills,” she said.
She said the course will specifically focus on youth netball development which was the backbone of the sport’s development in the country.
Mkisi said Chaneta wants to ensure the country qualifies for the 2013 World Youth Netball Championship penned for August 22-31 at the National Indoor Sports arena in Glasgow, Scotland.
“The world youth championship is a very big event. We want our team to participate at that tournament, and equipping our local coaches with new skills will be part of our efforts towards realizing the plan,” she said.
She said the championship takes place every four years and it was last hosted by the Cook Island in 2009.