Coaching and Coach Education in Botswana

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The purpose of this paper is to present the status of coaching in Botswana, particularly key developments in policies and practice. In addressing this purpose, authors referred to the National Sport and Recreation Policy, the Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC), the Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC), and National Reports. The authors first give a brief overview of Botswana’s geo-political, cultural, and economic status. Following the contextualization of Botswana sports, the authors present available coach education programs and BNSC and BNOC plans regarding the development of coaches in Botswana. Topics include qualification, remuneration, and recruitment of coaches. In conclusion, the authors provide suggestions such as the development and implementation of coaches’ certification program and research.

Tshepang Tshube is with the Department of Physical Education, Health and Recreation, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana.

Stephanie J. Hanrahan is with the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences and School of Psychology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia.

Address author correspondence to Stephanie J. Hanrahan at s.hanrahan@uq.edu.au.
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