Sunday, May 13, 2007

Athletics Coaching Training With John Hamman

Mr. John Hamman, having completed a month of coaching development trainings in Yap, has arrived in Chuuk last night, a few hours earlier than expected by the Chuuk Athletics Association. John will conduct trainings in coaching and officiating athletics in schools and the communities of Chuuk for a month period.
Poeople like Mrs. Yosko Kim, Rufin Maras at Chuuk High School, Marz Akapito at COM, and Tommy Ungeni on Dublon, including others, have been working on a "action plan" for Mr. Hamman that will guide his schedule here in Chuuk. His itenarary includes the following:
1. One week session for secondary schools teachers (coaches) to be held at Chuuk High Campus.
2. Two-Day visit to Faichuk High School
3. Two-Day visit to Tonoas
4. 1-2 day visit to Fefen
5. Visit to Nomisofo Region
6. Sessions at selected elementary schools on Weno (Iras Demo, Mechitiw, ?/?)
7. Review of plan for implementing Physical Education at Chuuk State School System
8. Discussions with state officials at Chuuk State School System
9. Review of the COM's Exercise Sports Science program with interest for inclussion of athletics.
10. Officiating athletics clinics for field events specifically.
John will have a month to try do all of these and will need the cooperation of state education officials, schools teachers, coaches, as well as the members of the Chuuk Athletics Association to make this a fruitful exercise for him and for Chuuk.
The program is made possibl with funding and planning from the FSM National Olympic Committee, especially the hard working office staff, as part of an on-going effort for improving athletics coaching in the FSM. Many thanks to the FSMNOC, FSM Athletics Association, especially Jim Tobin and his staff.


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