Best coach education practice raised at FIFA workshop in Dubai
FIFA’s Coaching Development Team has convened a technical development workshop in Dubai with technical specialists from all six confederations.
Technical leaders from pilot programs in the United States of America, Australia, Senegal, and Brazil discussed insights from their own workshops with the goal of globalizing best coaching techniques.
The long-term objective of this FIFA Coaching Development program is to elevate the global level of coaching education, “stated Branimir Ujevic, FIFA’s Head of Coaching Development.”
“As a message from the FIFA President in the 2020-2023 Vision of really globalizing football, our responsibility is to work toward global alignment of the same – or comparable – criteria and benchmarks.”
This requires close coordination between FIFA technical specialists and FIFA member associations (MAs), who have access to the Training Centre’s resources as well.
“We have already done it in Brazil. It was a tremendous success. We already have seven qualified coach educators “Mauricio Marques, the Brazilian Football Confederation’s Head of Education, said.
“By the end of July, we will have certified 20 coach educators, and I can guarantee that it is already having an effect on the quality of the teaching, the quality of the interactions that the Brazilian instructors promote in terms of developing better coaches and, of course, developing better players.”
The training included classroom instruction, hands-on activities, and demonstrations from member groups that have already implemented their own programs.
“I’m becoming more conscious of what FIFA contributes to Africa’s football growth today. And the achievements achieved by African nations in tournaments attest to this “Mayacine Mar, Technical Director of the Senegalese Football Federation, confirmed the report.
“There were no true powerhouses at the African Cup of Nations, as the so-called stronger teams struggled to overcome those deemed lesser.”
FIFA’s goal is to harmonize worldwide standards and benchmarks in order to genuinely globalize football.
While the organization may be the driving force behind the program, individual Member organizations might take the initiative and tailor the guidelines to their own circumstances and requirements.