Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Atlantic focuses on training, certification


participants: Merissa Aguilleira, centre, Atlantic Sports Ambassador and captain of the Trinidad and Tobago and West Indies senior women’s teams, and Darren Holder, right, Cricket Australia-certified coach, with participants in the Phase 2 certification workshop in the Atlantic Coaching Excellence (ACE) Programme.

Mark Fraser

 After a successful first year of certifying coaches at the primary school level, LNG producer Atlantic has embarked upon the second phase of training and certification for cricket coaches under the Atlantic Coaching Excellence (ACE) Programme. This is in keeping with the company’s commitment to have all primary school coaches professionally certified with at least a Level One coaching certifiLast Monday, 22 primary school coaches from the North Eastern Education District of the Ministry of Education began their two-day ACE training session at the cricket ground at the O’Meara Campus of the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT). 

Facilitated by Cricket Australia-certified coach, Darren Holder, the cricket component of the ACE Programme will target coaches in all eight education districts over the next six weeks. 

Atlantic is now entering the second year of the three-year programme, which focuses on building the capabilities of coaches who train and mentor primary school children who participate in national sporting programmes, specifically the Atlantic National Primary Schools’ Cricket League and the Atlantic National Primary Schools’ Football League.