As 18 more coaches begin their bids to become Level Two certified through the Jordan Olympic Committee’s National Coaching Certification Programme (NCCP), news from Baku can give them all confidence that they are on the right course.

To date, Jordan has secured five medals in swimming and karate at the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games and the coaches of those successful are all Level Three NCCP qualified.

It is reassuring news for the JOC who are investing heavily in time and resources to ensure that our athletes are nurtured by coaches equipped with the most up to date training techniques.

“Baku is proof that the NCCP course can help to make a difference in the way we are developing our athletes,” said Narin Hajtass, who co-ordinates the NCCP course at the JOC.

“Coach Ali Al-Nawaiseh (swimming) is a Level Three coach and also one of our facilitators for NCCP while both Shadi Najjar and Ibrahim Abu Aledam (karate) have come through Level Three.

“These coaches, and many others, are tremendous ambassadors for the course and hopefully those that we are currently working with will also go on to train Jordanian Olympians and Champions.”

All 18 coaches sitting Level Two this week came through the Level One course held last month.

This time around they will learn more advanced techniques with one of the most key modules entitled ‘Make an Ethical Decision’.