The Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (ZOC) in partnership with the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee this weekend held a two-day training workshop for young local coaches who work with children to equip them with the best training practices.

Some 25 coaches drawn from national sport associations, schools, clubs and the Ministry of Sport, Arts and Recreation are attending the workshop.

The workshop is being facilitated by Phillip Jeans, Chiedza Mafunga and Kudzai Muzorewa.

The young coaches from different disciplines specialise in different sporting disciplines and work with children, hoping to make a positive difference and empower themselves with the skills to train young children as well as build on the basics and methodologies of coaching young people.

The ZOC in partnership with the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports has in the past month hosted two training workshops – judo sport specific training at Rolf Valley health and fitness gym and the sport psychology at the ZOC headquarters.

These training workshops were done in collaboration with the Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) to enhance capacities of coaches so as to improve their athletes’ performances.

The workshops are part of efforts by ZOC to make a positive difference in Zimbabwean sport.