13 Jun 2017

Home for the ITTF World Tour Brazil Open in 2007 and in 2008, more recently the city of Belo Horizonte, located in the state of Minais Gerais, was the home for an ITTF/PTT Level One Coaches Course.

Organised under the auspices of the ITTF Development Programme, self-funded, proceedings began on Monday 5th June and concluded on Friday 9th June; home for the whole itinerary was the Associação Atletica Banco do Brasil (AABB).

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

Overall a total of 18 coaches attended, one being female; notably two students travelled from São Paulo State and one from São Carlos.

The second most populous state in Brazil, São Paulo being the biggest, Minais Gerais has a geographical area larger than France; currently, the region is investing in such courses to promote a range of sports.

Overseeing proceedings was Lincon Yasuda; he was the expert on duty. Notably he was presented with a well-informed group who faced the challenge of moving from student to teacher. They possessed the knowledge but being able to transfer that information was the key factor.

“Most of the course members were still active players, just starting as coaches. So they already possessed a good level of knowledge. The key point was just to see how to transfer their knowledge to a player.” Lincon Yasuda

It would seem all duly responded; the results most pleasing.

 “At the end of the five days the results were really satisfactory. I am pretty sure that they will all do a good job in Minas.” Lincon Yasuda

Most certainly in common with all other such courses, the response encouraging, in Minais Gerais the future has a positive look.


 2017 Spanish Para Open
Photos: courtesy of Joel Dornas

High Performance and Development Coaching Lincon Yasuda