Western Region’s Secondary School Games Workshop Training Takes Center Stage

In a bid to elevate the standard of sports in secondary schools, the Kenya Secondary Schools’ Sports Association (KSSSA) Western region is set to kick off its 2024 Regional Workshop for coaches and referees. The two-day training, slated to commence on January 26, 2024, at St. Peter’s Boys High School in Mumias, aims to equip participants with current coaching techniques and updates on rule changes in various games.

Empowering Coaches and Referees

The Circular, signed by Regional Quality Assurance and Standards Officer Teresa Songwa on behalf of Regional Director of Education Jared Obiero, outlines the comprehensive nature of the training. Coaches and referees will delve into games such as athletics, swimming, badminton, lawn tennis, netball, football, rugby, handball, hockey, and basketball. The focus is not just on the physical aspect but also on understanding the evolving rules that govern each sport.

Commitment to Excellence

Participants, including coaches and referees, are required to contribute Ksh2,500 for certification, facilitation, and training materials. The financial commitment underscores the dedication required to ensure that those at the forefront of guiding young athletes are equipped with the latest knowledge and skills.

Collaboration for Success

The Circular, addressed to Games teachers and Team Managers through their respective Headteachers and Principals, emphasizes collaboration between the Regional Director of Education’s office and KSSSA-Western region. This partnership aims to elevate the quality of coaching and officiating, setting the stage for a competitive and well-organized 2024 co-curricular activities season.

Headteachers and Principals in the region have been urged to release their coaches for the training, recognizing the pivotal role they play in nurturing sporting talent among students. Coaches are also requested to confirm their participation, ensuring a smooth and well-attended workshop.

Holistic Approach to Sports Education

The significance of the training extends beyond the technical aspects of coaching and refereeing. It represents a holistic approach to sports education, acknowledging that a well-informed and skilled coaching and officiating team contributes significantly to the overall development of young athletes.


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