Boxing coaches follow Level One course | Sunday Observer

Boxing coaches follow Level One course

11 October, 2020

Boxing coaches are following a Sports Science Certificate Level One course conducted by the National Institute of Sports Science (NISS) on a request made by Upali Bandara, President of the Boxing Coaches Association of Sri Lanka (BCASL).

The course which began on September 24 will run until November 6 covering a duration of 60 hours and is attended by 60 coaches.

The main objective of this course is to provide them with an extensive knowledge of sports science and to direct their athletes to become international medallists according to Bandara.

Among the subjects in the course syllabus are Applied Physical Qualities and Training Methods for Boxing, Role of the Coach, Basic Skill, Movements and Techniques, Recovery Methods, Footwork, Nutrition, Psychology and Mental Preparation and Physiology of Athlete Preparation.

The key lecturers are Sajith Jayalal, Director of NISS, former national coach Captain (Rtd) R.K. Indrasena, international boxing official Rukman Wekadapola, basketball coach and coordinator Chathura Rodrigo, Dr Lal Ekanayake, Director General of the Sports Medicine Institute of the Sports Ministry, Dr Samantha Nanayakkara, a renowned sports and exercise physician, Thisara Jayasekera, RAD Jeewantha, RT Jayasingha and CSA Arachchi.