Dominica Amateur Athletic Association launches Olympic Solidarity-funded sports development project

Sports officials at launch

The Dominica Amateur Athletic Association (DAAA) has launched its Development of National Sports Systems (DNSS) Project.

This project will be executed from March 4 to December 31, 2024, with two onsite visits by World Athletics Consultants.

The development of a National Sports System (DNSS) is an Olympic Solidarity-funded program available to National Associations (NAs) through their National Olympic Committee(NOC).

The programme totals US $37,050.

President of the DAAA, Brendan Williams said at a press conference today that it aims to support the NAs through their National Olympic Committees (NOCs) around the world, particularly those with the greatest need.

The DAAA can boast of being the first affiliated national sporting association of the Dominica Olympic Committee (DOC) to benefit from such an initiative.

“The DNSS allows NAs to put into place a medium or long-term action plan to develop and strengthen their basic coaching, governance, organizational structure, and other related sports systems,” Williams stated.

He noted that the project will entail the following components; formulation of a strategic plan, development and establishment of partnership plans, and coaching development.

“At the end of the project, we would like to sharpen the current Athletics Federation’s vision, mission, and strategic objectives and align these with operational actions embedded in a feasible timeline,” Williams said.

The DAAA president added that the goal is also setting clear priorities, elaborating operational tasks and steps, defining internal and external responsibilities, and considering the required resources (technical, human, financial). Determining measurable parameters (KPI), as well as implementing monitoring and evaluation procedures are key principles.

He further stated that the purpose of the coaching development pillar is to create a sustainability pathway for sport and succession planning by bringing in new talented coaches, who will be able to coach the island’s talented athletes.

This would entail the curation of specific and tailored coaches’ clinics towards the junior/senior performance level, tutored by experts within the field.

“The focus would be attracting experts from the Caribbean (Cuba and Jamaica), to lecture prospective coaches. Additionally, there will be a component to upskilling existing national coaches for future WA CECS Level 2/3 courses.”

Williams said this project acts as a catalyst for further growth to create an environment that produces regional and global champions.

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  1. L C Matthew
    March 6, 2024

    “Dominica Amateur Athletic Association”
    This is why we are so far behind. it’s a bunch of amateurs. When will we start moving to the professional level or at least have some aspirations to make it a career?

  2. Zandoli
    March 5, 2024

    I observed there was nothing about winning medals in any of their goals.
    Despite all the bureaucratic speak, in sports, there is only one goal, and that is to win gold. After that, little else matters. Your personal best might make you feel good, but no one will remember that accomplishment.

  3. If we knew better
    March 5, 2024

    would be good if they had actual athletes on that committee. not just people looking for extra money from committees and boards who contribute minimum to sports. Sports associations need demand more from the government instead of waiting for donors to improve sports in Dominica. But wait, most of the members of these bodies have politically aligned themselves with the DLP so they CANNOT say much or agitate for change. They just have to sit quietly and wait.

    Unfortunately, it is in these times that we need a Charles Savarin, but we know that man has already sold his soul long time ago.

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    • PRO
      March 6, 2024

      I never see nobody in that picture play a sport :-|

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