Mai Thi Bich Lam receives international first aerobic

November 30, 2012          844 views

(Cinet)- Vietnamese coach received International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Coaching Brevet certification after finishing level 3 of the FIG’s Aerobic Academy.

As known, the FIG Age Group Program began over ten years ago with a comprehensive world-wide review of the sport science literature related to the growth and development characteristics of a child as it progresses from birth to adulthood. This research was collated and then summarized to include detailed information on physical, motor, emotional, cognitive, perceptual and social-maturational characteristics at every age. The information was then reviewed by teams of experts in each of the FIG Sports to determine specially that implications it has for the gymnast in that sport at each stage of the gymnast's development.

Some coaches are required to have significant national and international coaching experience and achieve a minimum of 85 per cent on the Academy examinations. Lam got 87 points on the combined theoretical and practical tests.

Lam said that I attended level 1 and level 2 courses to increase my coaching skills and didn’t think of taking part in level 3. When I was accepted to participate in level 3, I only said to myself that I had to try my best”.

Besides Lam, three other coaches earned the certification: Angela McMillan of New Zealand and Mariyan Kolev and Desislava Bogusheva from Bulgaria.

This enables them to be lecturers in the next courses for international coaches organised by FIG.



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