Egypt hosts its second ISSF Academy D-Course

Thirty-three participants attended the course, held in Cairo (EGY) from the 11th to the 15th of October.

Egyptian capital city Cairo hosted the 53rd D-Course for Pistol coaches, welcoming 33 participants from Algeria, Egypt, Oman and Saudi Arabia. The course took place from October 11th to October 15th and it was led by Egyptian Pistol tutor Ahmed Seif Eldin Daoud, marking the second time that Egypt hosted a regional D-Course in the last three years.


The course included lectures, workshops and discussions, varying across different topics such as planning and organization, physical training and, of course, Pistol shooting technique. All participants, indeed, were shown the fundamentals of pistol shooting in a unified system that followed the ISSF Academy coaching model.


The course was well-received by the participants and its quality was highly praised. In fact, many of them expressed an interest in continuing their studies for a future ISSF Academy C-Course.


“It is a great opportunity to have this great number of qualified coaches and to ensure the future preparation of a new generation of shooters,” said Mr. Hazem Hosny, President of the African Shooting Confederation and President of the Egyptian Shooting Federations. “It’s the second time that Egypt organize this course, and we are looking forward to organize more of these successful events.”


“I thought the course was excellent. It helped me widen my own knowledge and understanding of coaching, and it has given me the opportunity to discuss coaching with many colleagues and to experience the ISSF Academy coaching system.” said Mr. Saeed Salem Alqarni, Secretary General of the Saudi Arabian Shooting Federation, who was among the participants.


“I would like to thank the ISSF Academy and the Egyptian Shooting Federation for giving me the opportunity to deliver this course in my own language, in my home country. Personally, I found the experience very valuable and productive in developing my own skills as a tutor,” commented course tutor Ahmed Seif Eldin Daoud.

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