First introduced in 2004, the Jockey Club Community Education Programme on Coaching Profession (ComEP) raises the general public’s understanding and interest in sports coaching through talks, visits, demonstrations, and sports training experiencing.
Participants saw the Hong Kong teams and coaching work in action in the indoor swimming pool, badminton hall, wushu hall, and fitness training centre. A member of the Hong Kong Swimming Team, Rosanna Sze Hang-yu, shared her valuable experience as an athlete and a coach. The participants became more enthusiastic about sports coaching, especially after the session with Ms. Sze, who is also an assistant coach of the Team and a graduate of the Beijing Sport University Bachelor of Education in Sports Training Programme. Details
The Coach Education Department has invited Ms. Rebecca Chiu, winner of the women’s Squash Single in 2002 Asian Games and the current Squash Coach at the HKSI, to share her valuable experiences in coaching with the participants, which has much enhanced their interest in sports coaching. The participants also visited the Sports Medicine Centre to understand the importance of sports medicine and fitness training in sports coaching. Details
While visiting the Sports Institute, the participants had a good exchange with Mr. Karl Wong Kam-kau, the Wheelchair Fencing coach of the Hong Kong Sports Association for the Physically Disabled for the Physically Disabled. Coach Wong introduced the practicality of the different courses of the Hong Kong Coaching Committee, and let the participants experience the training methods for wheelchair fencing.
Ms. Choi Nim-yan, a Gymnastic elite athlete and a graduate of the Jockey Club Foundation Certificate in Sports Coaching Theory (Qualifications Framework Level 2), demonstrated a few gymnastic movements for the audience during their visit to the Hong Kong Sports Institute. Ms. Choi explained that, as a coach, it is as important to care for the athletes’ psychological quality as teaching techniques. She also recommended the above-mention course to the participants.
Hong Kong Sports Institute Wushu Head Coach Mr. Lam Hong-kwai and Ms. Liu Xu-xu and Ms. Chen Sui-jin, both are Wushu elite athletes and students of the Jockey Club Foundation Certificate in Sports Coaching Theory (Qualifications Framework Level 2), explained to the audience about coaching work and its importance. They also demonstrated systematic sports technique coaching.
Mr. Tang Hon-sing, the coach of Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association, and a graduate of the Beijing Sport University Bachelor of Education Programme in Sports Training, explained to the participants how he turned his love of sport into his coaching career, and why he gained tremendous satisfaction from his work. He also left a strong impression on the participants with his hurdling demonstration.
Anyone interested in sports coaching
Free of charge
Upon finishing the activities, those who are interested in sports coaching can contact the Hong Kong Coaching Committee for enrolment in relevant courses.
Please submit a completed registration form through mail, email, or in person, and follow the HKSI website for schedule announcements.