Today many young coaches are already opened up to be exposed to the sciences and in a few years to come, they will replace the old timers who think they can’t cope with this area of science for sports.
During her visit to National Sports Institute recently, the Sports Minister Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said urged the National Association to employ only coaches with sports science background and knowledge. As it is there are still coaches who train national athletes who are without sports science and worse still no coaching certificates. They are employed because they have been producing athletes before and boast that without sports science they are still productive. We do not deny that without sports science athletes can still be produced but with sports science the athletes can sustain a longer athletic career without damaging their human characteristics one of them is injury.