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01 Июля 2010 Журнал "FIBA Assist Magazine"

Виды спорта: Баскетбол

Рубрики: Профессиональный спорт

Olympic Solidarity Programmes

Olympic Solidarity Programmes

Olympic Solidarity Programmes

A major development resource for the FIBA family  Olympic Solidarity

For many years, the Sport & Development Department of FIBA has worked in close collaboration with Olympic Solidarity. FIBA is using its expertise to approve, coordinate and evaluate the programmes for which its affiliated National Federations apply through their respective National Olympic Committees.

The Olympic Solidarity programmes represent a great asset in the development of basketball and may be the starting point of independent and self-founded long term development initiatives. As an example, the Ivory Coast Basketball Federation conducted a three year project following a Development of National Sport Structure programme which began in 2008.

Below is a description of the four programmes from which our affiliated members benefit the most. All the activities below are managed by FIBA thanks to a fruitful collaboration with thanks to Olympic Solidarity.

Description of the main programmes

Development of National Sport Structure

The development of basketball in certain countries is often hindered by the lack of organisation or even non-existent coaching structures. The main objective of this programme is to develop a coaching structure with a mid to long term action plan. This will in turn provide assistance to the National Federation for:

  • Establishing coherent and realistic long term development plans
  • Training local coaches by organising local and regional courses
  • Training human resources susceptible to continue the work once the project has ended
  • Putting talent identification programmes in place
  • Improving and establishing basketball for all and basketball at school programmes

Concretely, the programme consists of the visit of a FIBA Expert for a period of time averaging between three to six months. Depending on specific needs and the budget available, it is possible that the external expert’s mission is divided into a series of short term visits rather than one long term period. For example: setting up the project (visit 1), intermediate evaluation (visit 2) and final evaluation (visit 3). In this case a local person is responsible for the management of the project during the absence of the FIBA Expert. Such a format clearly meets the common objective from both Olympic Solidarity and FIBA, which is to develop an autonomous capacity in the countries where the action plans are conducted.

Technical Course for Coaches

The main objective of the Technical Courses programme is to provide basic training to coaches through a ten to fifteen day intensive course led by a FIBA expert. Conducted by levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced) these courses allow for a standardisation of the level of coaching, benefiting countries around the world.

The National Federations of Armenia, Barbados, Belize, Burkina Faso, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Liberia, Libya Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Palestine, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Syria have benefited from this programme since the beginning of the current 2009–2012 quadrennial plan. Up to 70 activities were held in the previous plan amounting to a budget of approx. 800,000 USD.

Olympic Scholarships for Coaches

The main objective of this programme is to offer coaches, who are officially recognised as such and active in basketball within their National Federation, access to high level further training, experience and knowledge, which they will then use to benefit their respective national sports structures. The selected coaches attend recognized seminars of high level training centres or Universities. These institutions include:

  • Institut National du Sport et de l’Education Physique (INSEP), Paris – France
  • Semmelweis University (University of Physical Education), Budapest – Hungary
  • Centro de Alto Rendimiento (CAR), Barcelona – Spain
  • Programme d’Appui International au Sport Africain et des Caraibes (PAISAC), Montreal – Quebec, Canada.
  • Cycle International du Sport d’elite Lausanne (CISeL) – Lausanne – Switzerland.
  • University of Delaware and U.S Olympic Training Centre, International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Programme (ICECP), Colorado – United States.

This programme counted 34 coaches in the 2005–2008 plan, representing a budget of close to half a million USD. Up to 26 other scholarships have already been granted during the current 2009–2012 plan.

CAY – 2010 Olympic Solidarity Coaching Clinic reports

CAYMAN ISLAND (Olympic Solidarity Technical course for coaches) – The Technical course for coaches was held in Grand Cayman from 2nd to 12th February 2010 under the direction of Nelson Isley, a coach who has led many clinics in the Americas.

The clinic took place at the University College of the Cayman Islands and Kings Sports Complex, attended by 19 CIBA coaches, six of which were level 2 certified. Coach Nelson also opened the clinic to 13 level 1 coaches, many of whom had attended a Level 1 clinic held in 2008, also directed by Coach Nelson.

Several topics were covered at this year’s Level 2 clinic, including key coaching fundamentals such as defensive principles and the organisation of training sessions. Coach Isley also used the FIBA website to demonstrate to the coaches how to gain access to the FIBA Coaching Library, a program aimed at providing information to coaches on everything from training drills to scouting and more.

A special “crash course” was held in the mornings for Level 1 coaches, some of whom opted to take the Level 2 exam as a challenge and did quite well.

Coach Isley remarked that he has seen progress in many areas since he had last been to the Cayman Islands in 2008.

LBR – 2010 Olympic Solidarity Coaching Clinic reports

LIBERIA (Olympic Solidarity Technical course for coaches) – The Technical course for coaches took place at the Liberian National Olympic Committee Headquarters in Monrovia from 1st to 11th March 2010. Facilitated by Mr. Seydou Sano, the Level 1 course was directed specifically at high school coaches in conjunction with the Inter-School Sports Association – an attempt to promote youth basketball in Liberia through enhanced coaching skills.

Approximately 21 high school coaches participated in the 10 day course, spanning over 60 hours in both theoretical and practical sessions. Sano not only covered coaching stratagem, but also such subjects as the role of basketball in the educational development of young players.

Each participant received a copy of the FIBA coaching manual “Basketball for Young Players”, which was combined with computer presentations to increase the effectiveness of the theoretical sessions.

The attending coaches were extremely grateful that Sano made the trip and also felt that the course itself was a great success for Liberian basketball on the whole.

For Sano, the trip to Monrovia was not his first. In 2006 he was present for the creation of the Liberian Coaches Association and had also directed similar coaching courses in Liberia in past years.

Team Support Grant

The aim of this programme is to offer financial assistance to national teams (senior and junior levels) to prepare and participate in regional, continental or world level competitions with a view of attempting to qualify for the Olympic Games. During the 2005–2008 quadrennial plan, the following teams have benefited from the programme:

2005–2008 quadrennial plan beneficiaries

Algeria Men’s team
American Samoa Men’s team
Angola Men’s team
Antigua Men’s team
Belize Men’s team
Burkina Faso Men’s team
Burundi Men’s team
Bulgaria Men’s team
Cape Verde Men’s team
Central African Republic Men’s team
Columbia Women’s team
Congo Men’s team
Cuba Women’s team
Czech Republic Women’s team
Ecuador Women’s team
Fiji Women’s team
Germany men’s team
Lebanon Men’s team
Libya Men’s team
Lithuania Women’s team
Malawi Men’s team
Malta Women’s team
Mali Women’s team
Mozambique Women’s team
New Zealand Women’s team
Palau Men’s team
Panama Men’s team
Peru Women’s team
Qatar Men’s team
Senegal Women’s team
St. Vincent and Grenadines Men’s team
Slovenia Men’s team
Solomon Islands Women’s team
Switzerland Men’s team
Syria Men’s team
Uzbekistan Women’s team
Virgin Islands Men’s team

An amount of 2,265,648 USD was invested by Olympic Solidarity in this programme during the above four year period.

The following teams are benefiting from this programme during the ongoing plan which ends in 2012 (2009–2012)

American Samoa Men’s team
Belize Men’s team
Belarus Women’s team
British Virgin Islands Men’s team
Cape Verde Men’s team
Cuba Women’s team
Ecuador Men’s team
Ivory Coast Men’s team
Lithuania Women’s team
Mali Women’s team
Oman Men’s team
Panama Men’s team
Palau Men and Women’s team
Senegal Men’s team
Switzerland Men’s team

We hope this list will have increased by the time of the Congress in Turkey.

Large responsibilities lie ahead for the National Federations, which must establish and maintain good relations with their National Olympic Committees in order to have access to all Olympic Solidarity programs. This helps them in funding National Team programs, talent identification, coaches’ clinics, coaches’ education and overall development in their country.

Through the Olympic Solidarity programs, resources are made available to elevate the sport of basketball. These programs are excellent opportunities given to FIBA and its affiliates to help in achieving a sustainable basketball management model that would raise the National Federations technical training level, performance and participation at international competitions.

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