To: All USATT Women Coaches
Please see the attached flyer for the upcoming ITTF Women’s Course being held from September 11-17, 2011 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. This course marks an historic first Coaching Course designed especially for our female coaches.
I am sure that all of you realize that we have a real shortage of female coaches and also female athletes within the USATT. The USATT Coaching Advisory Committee believes that these two issues are interrelated. Simply put, we need more trained female coaches to serve as “role models” to help bring more female athletes into our sport. It is important to note that currently many of our finest and most productive coaches are female coaches. The problem is that we simply do not have enough of them.
The USATT Coaching Advisory Committee would like to ask each of you to consider attending the upcoming ITTF Women’s Coaching Course if at all possible. This course will feature a special guest course conductor, Polona Cehovin Sushin. Polona serves as the ITTF Departments Program Manager and is a leading exponent of Women’s Education and Coaching within the ITTF.
The seminar will be composed of the ITTF-PTT Level 1 Course and ITTF-PTT Level 1 Course Conductor Training. This course will include: 5-days[30 hours] for the ITTF-PTT Level 1 Course, which includes 1 day of Para Table Tennis education, and 2 days of ITTF-PTT Level 1 Course Conductor Training for a selected number of coaches. For those coaches passing as ITTF Course Conductors, they will be able to conduct ITTF Level 1 Courses in their own regions. It is a goal of our coaching committee to make the ITTF Courses available to all coaches within their local regions in the near future. Currently we have 11 Certified ITTF Course Conductors within the USA, all male.
If you are interested in attending this course, please get your application in ASAP. Also, if you know of any women coaching in your local area who are not currently USATT Certified please pass this information on to them as well. This is the perfect opportunity for coaches to become both USATT and ITTF Certified.
Please join us in Colorado Springs and become a part of our first Women’s Coach Education Course.
Richard McAfee, Chairman
USATT Coaching Advisory Committee