Coaching in Micronesia

Oct. 25, 2011, 2:52 a.m. (ET)

Hello All,

I am currently conducting an ITTF Development Program in Micronesia (South Pacific).  I just finished my first week of work on the Island of Yap and will be traveling tonight to the Island of Chuuk.  I am doing a little bit of everything from teaching coaches, training kids, starting school programs, setting up facilities, running tournaments, and giving courses on tournament management and umpiring. 

Bael Coach Mac1  Coach Mc Afee With Community Center Kids In Yap
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There some new pictures from my work in Chuuk, Micronesia up on the Ship/Hoops Facebook page at:

Ship/Hoops is a local non-profit that is doing wonderful and much needed work here in Chuuk.  Among their programs are the only organized sport activities on the island for the children.  They have helped me greatly in setting up my table tennis classes and will be the agency to implement table tennis when I leave.

The ITTF published recent articles on my trip:

- American Adventurer Visits the Land of Big Money and Jaws
American in Search of Treasure but not Sunken in South Pacific Island
Wet Weather Forecast but Future for Table Tennis Bright in Pohnpei
All Good Things Come to an End, Micronesia Visit Concludes in Kosrae