Much has been written on this blog about coaches and their importance to the growth of mind sports.
|Johan van Breda (MSSA Vice-President) is the Board member in charge of producing the coaching regulations.|
It is true, that in any sport, all coaches fall under a regulatory body in order to control quality of coaching. Thus, all National Federations in South Afirca have to regulate and administer coaches under their code to ensure that only the best can become coaches.
Becoming a coach, also requires adherence to several laws concerning the protection and welfare of children, so, not just anybody can set themselves up as a coach.
As such, Mind Sports South Africa is setting up its own coaching courses that will fall in line with the Regulations that have been passed.
All Registered Players that wish to have input into the coaching courses and/or requirets, should please contact mindsportscorrespondence as soon as possible.
MSSA's Regulations concerning coaches are as follows:
10.13.1 An Executive Officer shall have the portfolio of ensuring the effective management of the Coaches Committee as an additional duty. Should a Coaches Committee not be elected, for whatever reason, such Executive Officer shall be deemed to be the Coaches Committee.
a. The Executive Officer charged with the Coaches portfolio shall chair the Coaches Committee
b. Rules pertaining to Standing Committees (Schedule 4 of the General Regulations) shall apply where otherwise not specified within Schedule 10.13.
c. Duties of the Coaches Committee are as follows:
i. To produce a list of all accredited Coaches.
ii. To ensure that all Coaches are properly trained and certified.
iii. To maintain records of all certified Coaches.
iv. To ensure that the byelaws apropos Coaches are enforced.
v. To liaise with international federations to which MSSA is affiliated apropos all Coaches matters.
vi. To send certified Coaches amendments to guidelines for Coaches.
d. Certification of Umpires
To be an accredited Coach, coaches must be certified in the following categories
within 8 months of the courses becoming available::
i. Level I
ii. Level II
iii. Level III
e. Only Registered Players shall be allowed to complete the official certification course.
f. No Registered Player may coach without being accredited.
g. Certification lasts for three years after which the player must complete a refresher course.
h. Kit used by MSSA Coaches
i. Coaches shall wear the following:
I. Regional Team Coach - White polo shirt with the Badge being the double headed knight with the circle surround in red.
II. Provincial Team Coach - White polo shirt with the Badge being the double headed knight with the circle surround in black.
III. National Team Coach - White polo shirt with the Badge being the double headed knight with the circle surround in green.
a. Any player who coaches for payment without being properly accredited shall not be allowed to attend any MSSA events for a full calendar year.
b. A school that employs an unaccredited coach, or that allows an unaccredited coach train/coach at school level for payment without being properly accredited shall be liable for a fine of R2,000.00 and shall not be allowed to attend any MSSA events for a full calendar year.