ISSF Academy completes the 9th IOC/ISSF Training Systems Development Course

The course was held in Bar (MNE), between October 21st and October 26th, and it covered various topics with lectures and workshops.

The 9th IOC/ISSF Training Systems Development Course was conducted at the ISSF Accredited Training Centre in Bar (MNE) between the 21st and the 26th of October 2018.


The course was attended by participants from member federations from as far as Colombia, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, who took part in an extensive series of lectures and workshops with the goal to aid ISSF member federations to implement structured training and development programmes.


Many of the students’ experiences were shared during the group workshops — which were led by ISSF Academy tutors Dr. Kevin Kilty of Ireland and Dr. Zeljko Todorovic of Montenegro. Lectures covered areas such as building a coaching team, talent identification, high performance training systems, club development, training session development and financial planning.


“This course has grown over the years to become one of our most popular annual courses,” said Dr. Kilty. “We strive to give our member federations access to the latest developments in how they can structure a national or club-based training system. The ISSF Academy endeavours to maintain a strong relationship with our federations to support them during this process and we are delighted to see the fruits of our work from this course through an increase in the number of participants in our championship events.”


Course participant Mrs. Edna Yessenia Monzon Villatoro, who is also the President of the Guatemalan Shooting Federation, said: “The course was fantastic! I found the subjects covered very interesting as they touch on the very areas that we are working on in our federation. I learned a lot from the other federations who shared some of their experiences with us and for that alone it was worth attending the course.”


The IOC/ISSF Training Systems Development Course has become very popular amongst member federations and the course will return for its 10th edition in October 2019, also in Bar.

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