Handball in Mauritius
Mauritius has competed on the international stage against some of the best nations in the sport. In addition Mauritius hosted the Youth Beach Handball World Championships in 2017. The sport is played in schools across the island and there is a program to raise the level of the sport played to improve the talent pool for the international youth team. There are numerous indoor and outdoor training facilities and the schools we partner with, all have outdoor training facilities. The Mauritian Handball Association is committed to delivering a progressive sports development structure from grass roots to top level performance.
Your Handball Coaching Placement
The placement is centred within two schools on the island, providing handball coaching within physical education lessons. These sessions will be focused very much on grass roots and mass participation to encourage more students to play the sport. After school camps, will be run for those that wish to continue learning within the sport. Evening sessions will focus with local clubs and the next stage of Handball sports development.
Your Handball Coaching Role
On average you will spend 4 – 5 hours per day coaching children ranging from the ages of 11 through to 17 years. Ideally you will prepare lessons to deliver on key skills such as passing, defending, attacking, finding space and techniques in scoring. You will be expected to be able lead the coaching sessions but will have the support of school teachers and development coaches.
As part of your role you will contribute to the identification of talented individuals for further club development.
During school holidays a series of handball camps are run daily during the week and your role will be to help organise these and become part of the handball coaching team. During the handball camps there is organised inter-college tournaments where you will be able to see the impact of your handball coaching placement.
CRB/DBS (Criminal Records Bureau) Check
It is advised that participants complete a CRB/DBS (Criminal Records Bureau) check in order to take part in this project. We can provide this service for you at an additional cost because some people may already have one that is valid (please get in touch for more details).
Handball Gap Year and Career Break, Handball Coaching Project in Mauritius
Mauritius is a top travel destination and for those who enjoy the outdoor life there is a myriad of adventure activities to experience from kite surfing, scuba diving, mountain biking, hiking and exploring the natural environment. Take a gap year, head out in your summer holiday or plan a career break and be part of an exciting handball coaching and playing project in Mauritius, developing handball skills for young people that could have a positive impact on their lives.