The coaches visited as many schools as possible to assess the impact of the sessions on the rugby and social development of the young people. Indeed, the latter took advantage of the presence of international coaches to work and deepen essential notions to become great rugby players or coaches: kicking: very tactical aspect in high-level rugby, scrums: true test of strength characteristic of rugby and its collective values and the rucks: essential phase of the games to ensure the continuity of the game.Idriss and the whole team were able to assess the national coaches by attending the training sessions managed by them in the different schools of Bangui:
- Fatima School, 3 sessions
- Boganda High School, 1 session
- Caron high school, 3 sessions
- School for the deaf and dumb, 2 sessions
- Boy Rabe 2 school, 1 session
- The Bimbo school, 1 session.
At the end of this trip, Idriss noticed a real improvement in the coaches and also how much they had gained in confidence since his last mission. According to him: they do a very good job! However, the coaches can still improve on certain areas, such as their ability to “adapt well to sessions according to the circumstances, the category, the expectation, the objectives and the purpose of their initiations”, hence the interest of this accompaniment.
This second mission was also an opportunity to talk about the famous Bangui inter-school final tournament that all the children are looking forward to.
Thank you to the IFJD – Institut Louis Joinet for this collaboration and long live rugby in Bangui.
Article written in French by Nathan Barbier