The Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Basketball Federation recently concluded the first phase of its Development of a National Sports Structure program.
The program which is being done in three parts, saw the culmination of the first part on Friday 24th January 2020, upstairs in the Music Centre conference/meeting room.
The program which is being sponsored by Olympic Solidarity funding through the National Olympic Committee kicked off on the 13th January with a two day Introductory Coaching Course that saw 17 participants from across SVG attending. It then progressed with World Association of Basketball Coaches (WABC) FIBA Level 1 Coaching Course. This course is the only recognized basketball coaching course recognized by FIBA. The maximum number of coaches that could have undertaken the course at any one point is fifteen, of which initially we had maximum subscription. However due to unforeseen situations the course moved forward with a total of eight (8) coaches seeking certification.
President of the SVGBF who was not present at the closing ceremony due to other commitments, forwarded his thanks and jubilation as a result of the resounding success of the course.
The second phase of the program kicks off on March 26th to April 8th 2020.