22nd December 2020
Dr Koh Koon Teck of Singapore was recently appointed as Chairman of the IBF Global Coach Education Pathway. Dr Koh is an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The Nanyang Technological University, Singapore is a world-class university and ranked 13th in the QS Global World University Rankings. Dr Koh is vastly experienced in sport coaching and pedagogy. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, technical articles in this area. Dr Koh has more than two decades of experiences in the design and delivery of coach education programme both in theory and technical across different sports. He has also played an integral part in the creation of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Coaching Courses.
Dr Koh is a Technical Commission for the FIBA, an Executive Board Member of Asia Association of Coaching Science, an Executive Board Member of FIBA Asia Coaches Committee, an Executive Board Member of World Association of Basketball Coaches, President of ASEAN Council of Physical Education and Sport and the Editorial Board Member for the International Sport Coaching Journal.
One of the roles as the Global Coach Education Pathway Chairman is to lead a team in creating a world class coaching certification course that is the benchmark for other sports federations to follow. The coaching certification will revolve around international best practices and standards that will benefit all of our Member Federations, raising the standard of coaching from the grassroot to the elite, while safeguarding the future of sport bowling and is essential to creating an identity that bowling is a sport in the world of international sports.
Dr Koh Koon Teck, said: “I am glad that IBF recognises the pivotal role coaches play in athlete’s long term development. Having a universal coach education programme initiated by the IBF can ensure consistency in developing coaches systematically, as well as quality assurance.”
H.R.H. Sheikh Talal Mohammad Al-Sabah, IBF President said: “We are delighted to have the support, knowledge and expertise of Dr Koh Koon Teck, and Nanyang Technological University, to work with our existing world class coaches ahead of the launch of the IBF Academy in 2021.
Coaching the coaches and preparing them for the education of athletes worldwide, from grass roots to para bowlers to ninepin and tenpin to the worlds elite bowlers, is of the utmost importance to IBF so that we continue to learn from our vast history and evolve in the development of the next global ambassadors for the sport.”
The International Bowling Federation represents member federations and bowlers from across the world. At the heart of what we do, uniting us all, is our mission to connect the world with the greatness of bowling.
Connecting further, faster, for all. Tenpin, Ninepin, academy, para, male, female, young, old; whoever you are, wherever you come from, our sport crosses cultures. Truly inclusive, united by a passion for bowling, we bring the world closer together by innovating our sport with technology and data.
Championing the best of bowling. Guardians of our sport, we show bowling at its best. By removing the complexity and barriers to play, without compromising the integrity of our sport.
IBF is the International governing body for the sport of Tenpin, Ninepin and Para Bowling representing five continental zones and 114 member federations.
IBF was recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1979 as the world governing body for the sport of Bowling and by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in 2019 for ParaBowling.
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