Mon, 30 Nov, -0001
Paju: Participants of an ongoing AFC ‘A’ Football Coaching Certificate Course in Korea Republic have hailed the quality of the course saying it will spur further growth in their coaching career.
Twenty-seven participants are taking part in the high-level coaching course from 18 November to 13 December.
Bader A. Jalil Shehab Ahmad (Kuwait) is the instructor in the course assisted by Kim Nam-pyo (Korea Republic).
“Taking the ‘A’ licence course taught by an internationally trained instructor was a very exciting and enjoyable experience,” said one of the participants, Seo Dong-won. “The instructor used different tones which allowed me to better understand the contents of the sessions. I truly enjoyed it.”
Another participant, Kim Hyun-tae, former goalkeeper coach for Korea Republic in the 2002 World Cup, said: “Thanks to AFC instructor Bader’s active and detailed work, I was able to enjoy the sessions throughout the course.
“It was also very easy to understand the main points. Having coached for 23 years in the K League, this course let me refresh myself and restart my coaching career. I appreciate the AFC for offering this great opportunity.”
The AFC ‘A’ Coaching Certificate course is for coaches who hold both the ‘C’ and ‘B’ Coaching Certificates. Selection of participants is based only on the recommendation of the instructors.
The duration of the course is 27 days, with a minimum of 148 hours. The course is designed to educate coaches in tactical and advanced technical requirements of teams and team management.
Teachings of the physiological and psychological needs of the players are part of the module, and are important to enhance the coaches’ understanding of the game at this level. Students are examined on the practical and theoretical aspects of the game, and are required to submit and present a dissertation.
Holders of the ‘A’ certificate course can proceed to take the highest football coaching credential in the continent, the AFC Professional Football Coaching Diploma, commonly known as the Pro Diploma.