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Attend Coaching Course: Kumar

Fiji Football Association (Fiji FA) technical director Ravinesh Kumar is issuing a strong message to all the football coaches in Fiji. The last cycle of the three-day Senior Coaching Certificate
25 Jan 2019 10:00
Attend Coaching Course: Kumar
Fiji FA technical director Ravinesh Kumar. Photo: Fiji FA Media

Fiji Football Association (Fiji FA) technical director Ravinesh Kumar is issuing a strong message to all the football coaches in Fiji.

The last cycle of the three-day Senior Coaching Certificate course will be conducted at the Fiji FA Academy in Ba from today.

Kumar said this is the final opportunity to the coaches who have missed out in the past courses but are coaching the senior (including premier) level at present.

“It is compulsory for those coaches who do not have any certificate and are yet to attend this course because they will not be able to coach a team or stand for a team in the technical area during game time,” Kumar said.

He said this is done to identify the best out of all the senior coaches to attend the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Senior C-License to be held in April.

“The elite one’s from the OFC Senior C-License will be identified to attend the OFC Senior B-License course at the end of this year which will be hosted by Fiji for the second time, but this will be purely for the Fiji coaches as the first one hosted by Fiji was a regional course.

“I’m expecting at least 18-20 coaches in the OFC Senior B-License course.

“In order to have these number of coaches for this course we have to prepare the coaches through this process of senior coaching certificate, then OFC C-License together with their practical sessions, the continuous assessments during the year at their training sessions and during the actual matches.

“This is to monitor and mentor the coaches to improve their coaching standards, to have a better game understanding.

“This will also highlight how to manage senior players which is an important factor in the modern day football.”

Kumar also mentioned the coaches who have achieved the coaching license from outside of Fiji FA and Oceania Confederation, will need to submit their certificates to Fiji FA for verification.

“Furthermore, Fiji FA has also passed that any coach who will be coaching any of the national team’s as a head coach or an assistant coach, should have a minimum of B-License certificate.

“By the end of 2020, all senior districts (and premier) should have a B-License coach.

 

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