First aerobic coach receives international coaching certification

VietNamNet Bridge – Mai Thi Bich Lam has become the first aerobic Vietnamese coach to receive International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Coaching Brevet certification after finishing level 3 of the FIG's Aerobic Academy.

To qualify for a brevet, coaches are required to have significant national and international coaching experience and achieve a minimum of 85 per cent on the Academy examinations. Lam got 87 points on the combined theoretical and practical tests.

"I attended level 1 and level 2 courses to increase my coaching skills and didn't think of taking part in level 3. When I was accepted to participate in level 3, I only said to myself that I had to try my best," Lam said. "The result surprised me a lot. International coaches are better than us, so I didn't think I would receive this honour."

Besides Lam, three other coaches earned the certification: Angela McMillan of New Zealand and Mariyan Kolev and Desislava Bogusheva from Bulgaria.

This enables them to be lecturers in the next courses for international coaches organised by FIG.


Vietnam, Mai Thi Bich Lam, Aerobic Academy, FIG