THE Nadi Kaji Rugby is keen to get its coaches and parents of the players accredited as certified coaches.
Last week, Fiji Rugby Union coaching director Frank Biovert held a Level One coaching clinic at the Nadi District School.
This coaching clinic was initiated by the Under-9 and U10 coaches and parents of Nadi Kaji after consultation on ways to improve their basic rugby skills. A total of 13 participants attended the Level One coaching clinic.
Tirani Uluinakauvadra who is the coaching co-ordinator of the Nadi Kaji rugby said this was the first step for the parents and teachers to go through the Level One coaching clinic.
"We are grateful to Franck Boivert for supporting us," Uluinakauvadra said.
"The whole idea is for parents and teachers to take ownership of their children's development and most importantly to coach children the correct way."
"The second stage has also started in which these teachers and parents will take turns to conduct clinics on a fortnightly basis which will continue until December. So the idea of sustaining it is also considered."
"This will allow them to action what they learn from the clinic and some important points like coaching plan (coaching diary), risk management plan and coaches role will be monitored by the committee."
"We have big plans for next year but so far the coaches and parents are highly motivated from the achievement. This Saturday will be the second week of the clinic and the coaches are working on their plans before submitting it to Bruce Ferguson a former national rep who is the Coaching Technical Adviser."
Nadi reached the final of four grades during the annual Milo Kaji last month. In the U10 grade Nadi shared the trophy with Nasinu after the 5-all draw. In the U11 Nadi lost to Suva 0-17. In the U12 grade Nadi shared the trophy with Suva after the nil-all draw while in the U13 grade Nadi lost to Suva 0-12.