AIFF conducts online seminars on training methodologies

NEW DELHI: With the country blocked as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the All-India Football Federation ( AIFF ) has conducted three online seminars in an effort to reflect on the methodologies applied in their coaching courses and to chart further improvements.

The online seminars conducted by AIFF head of Coach Education, Savio Madeira On April 1, 3 and 8, 14 instructors from all over the country attended.

The next seminar is scheduled for April 16.

It is difficult to be out of the game. But at the same time, the period gives us the opportunity to analyze what we are doing. We need to find creative solutions and keep in touch with the coaches, said the former assistant coach of the Indian national team. Mariano Dias he told

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We at AIFF understand the power of the digital world. Technology can connect you with anybody in any corner of the world. Hence, we preferred to walk the path to chalk our plans and working together to bring about radical changes to the Coach Education system in India.

The group concentrated on the nitty-gritties of the G License Certificate (the precursor to Goalkeeping course), AIFF D License, and AIFF C License, and formed separate committees to look after, and improving the respective courses.

Dias, who had also won the I-League Title as head coach at Churchill Brothers in the 2012-13 season, he is part of the Committee.

The online sessions really helped us set limits on our thinking and discussed how we could improve the theory and technical aspects of our training modules, he said.

Planning for training sessions is an important aspect. We have also been able to find some creative ways to conduct such sessions.

The other members of the Committee include Shakti Chauhan, Jeddy Almeida, Shekhar Kerkar, Gautam Ghosh, John Kenneth Raj, Caetano Pinho, Bijish Ben, Uttam Negi, Thomas Joseph, Parthasarathy Tulasi, Dinesh Nair, and Gumpe Rime.