Volleyball coaches in the North West zone of the country were treated to four days of highly technical coaching rudiments with emphasis on nurturing young talents to become world beaters.
Speaking to ACLSports on the “train the trainers course” was coach of Rubicon volleyball academy, Vincent Unogwu who praised the Engineer Musa Nimrod led board for the opportunity of a life time.
“Prior to this time, the federation has been inviting expatriates from Europe, America and Asia to take Nigerian coaches on training courses. Most times, these same coaches have their contemporaries here in Nigeria with the same Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) certification.
“Nigerian federations however prefer to invite foreign instructors so this makes it impossible to use our indigenous coaches to train out young and upcoming coaches,” he said.
“With the coming of their new board led by Engineer Musa Nimrod, the federation decided to use our very coach Anthony Oghuma – an FIVB instructor, an Alumni of Hungry institute of sports and a widely travelled coach who has been the federation’s technical director for more than a decade.
“One of the beautiful things about the course is the absence of communication gap; a fault common mostly when foreign instructors were invited. Another thing worthy of note is the fact that the instructor gives all examples and make practical demonstrations using Nigeria’s peculiar experience,” he added.
The program was organised by the federal ministry of youths and sports Northwest zone and sponsored by Engineer Musa Nimrod who doubles as the Northwest zonal representative and the President of the Nigeria volleyball federation (NVBF).
The training course was organized mainly for coaches and games masters in the zone; with schools and states as well as club coaches with special interest to teach young stars and new players also invited.
The event which ended at the weekend took place at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna with a total of 18 coaches in attendance.