AFC Technical Committee approves enhanced Grassroots Charter and Elite Youth Scheme
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Technical Committee emphasised the importance of developing the next generation of Asian football players when it recommended an enhanced Grassroots Charter and the Elite Youth Scheme to the AFC Executive Committee’s next meeting.
The Committee also took important steps to protect as well as continue the improvement of the coaching standards in Asia by replacing the process of the AFC’s approval criteria of coaches at all levels of the game.
Beirut: The Lebanese Football Association (LFA) showcased its commitment to develop futsal coaching in the country by staging the 1st Futsal Level 1 Coaching Certificate Course at the Al Kwathar High School, which was held over six sessions from October 16 to 25, 2020.
The LFA General Secretary Jihad El Chohof, who was present during the launch, thanked the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for their support during the COVID-19 pandemic and encouraged the participants to learn from the instructors during the course.
Top Asian club coaches benefit from star-studded cast in AFC Elite Club Coaches Forum 2020
Kuala Lumpur: After four years of being staged in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, the fifth AFC Elite Club Coaches Forum 2020 was held online today but still attracted some of the biggest names in Asian and world football including Arsene Wenger, FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development.
The former Arsenal manager, who experienced the Asian game when he was coach of Nagoya Grampus Eight in Japan, joined former Liverpool and France manager Gerard Houllier to discuss football management and the support that should be offered to modern coaches.
Palestine school students benefit from fun-filled Grassroots Festival
Al Ram: The Palestine Football Association (PFA) organised 11 fun-filled grassroots festivals from October 14 to 29 in their bid to resume grassroots activities as well as schools that cancelled sports activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The festivals put smiles on 1,580 students which included 80% participation from girls in the various football activities designed by the PFA.
Students from the schools of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and Palestine Ministry of Education (MoE) were divided into different classes for football games, training stations and matches.
PFA honours Grassroots Coach Volunteer of the Year
Al Ram: The Palestine Football Association (PFA) awarded Khalid Abu Ghoush as the Best Grassroots Coach Volunteer of the Year at their Grassroots Annual Award 2019-2020 for his contribution in volunteering the PFA grassroots activities which include attending training sessions, participating grassroots festival, and assisting in grassroots competition.
Organised by the PFA Grassroots Department, the Grassroots Coach Volunteer of the Year award recognises the efforts of volunteers for growing the grassroots game and for developing football in accordance with 10 Criteria which include enthusiasm, responsiveness to players, children’s services, physical and emotional education, patience, interpretation of the Laws of the Game, sportsmanship, time management, relationship with players as well as the feedback from parents.
Young players in Hong Kong benefit from landmark online learning programme
Hong Kong: To further strengthen a lifelong passion for football, the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) partnered with the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) Charities Trust, to launch an Online Learning Programme to engage with young football players during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
More than 1,500 players from the ages of four to 17, participated in the informative online lessons that consisted of various topics such as warm-up/cool-down activities, football exercises, physical drills and mini lectures of football related knowledge.
Jerry, a participant from the Boy’s programme, said: “It was helpful to follow the coaches and do some exercises by attending the online training classes organised by the HKFA. Despite not being able to play football with my teammates on the pitch, we could still see each other and learn through the online platform.”
Damascus: The Syrian Football Association (SFA) strengthened the knowledge of its grassroots trainers from the Institute of Physical Education by conducting a five-day course comprising of theoretical and practical lectures.
SFA remains committed in developing grassroots football and the course, which benefitted 112 men and women trainers, is an important element in their process of applying for the AFC Grassroots Charter later this year.