Once again, Cricket West Indies (CWI) is about to choose a new head coach for the senior team. Let’s hope they get it right this time. But what is coaching all about? Is it necessary? What can it be used for? when and how much can it be used? Who can use it well and who cannot? What coaching applicant is best suited to design and implement a performance improvement programme that will arrest the team’s longstanding decline and return it to winning ways?

These are fundamental questions that members of the selection panel ought to contemplate and answer before making their final decision. They should also remember that conducting interviews is not the best way to pinpoint the best coaching candidate.

As impressive as the coach’s knowledge and academic qualifications are, they are not usually reliable predictors of good coaching performance. This is so because the skills of numeracy and literacy —acquiring and using knowledge —are different from the skills of operacy—doing things and getting results.


THE already cash-strapped Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) must now fork out an additional $5 million in compensation to pay former men’s national senior team head coach Stephen Hart for wrongful dismissal, unpaid salaries and bonuses.

Trinidad and Tobago’s elite cyclists leave today en route to Hong Kong for the first of three World Cup events, crucial to their bid for Olympic qualification, with a timely $1million boost.

Over 180 special athletes took part in the annual Special Olympics Trinidad and Tobago (SOTT) National Floor Hockey Games, held recently at the Southern Regional Indoor Sports Facility in Pleasantville, San Fernando.

BOTH Trinidad and Tobago pairs won their final matches when the curtain fell on the 2019 NORCECA (North, Central America and the Caribbean) Beach Volleyball Tour, Sunday night in Jamaica.

Darrel John notched a beaver-trick as leaders Cantaro United FC scored a comfortable 4-2 win away to North Coast SCC but the Santa Cruz-based club failed to shake off the chasing Trendsetter Hawks, following matches in the Northern Football Association’s Premiership on Sunday.

THE photo-finish camera was required to determine the winner after three players tied in the national under-16 female tennis trials on Sunday at the National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua.