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D-Licence Part 1

20 participants from the eight (8) registered clubs were present at the course to be trained on how to prepare, organize and deliver a training session.
The coaches were taught how to coach and train children between the ages of 5-12years old.
Local instructors Papalii Tala and Lynette Fa’aiuaso conducted the three day course with the assistance of Simon Toselli, OFC Technical Adviser. This was the first official coaching course for the 8 clubs where the participants received a “licence” at the end of the course.
The main purpose of the course is to provide the Savaii coaches a clear understanding of how to organise and deliver a training session of the grassroots age level. Later in the year the same coaches will be given an opportunity to participate in the next level coaching licence where they will become qualifies for coaching children’s aged 13 – 18 years (youth).
This course is a key part of the FFS development plan for Savaii. The new Regional Technical Centre opened last week and the Savaii league kicked off on the 29th August.
FFS CEO Sarai Bareman commented “We now have these fantastic facilities in Savaii and it is very important that we give as much support and assistance to the people of Savaii to develop football and strengthen their clubs, especially at grassroots and youth level. This course is the first step”.
The course wrapped up with a presentation of certificates to all the participants to notify that they are qualified coaches for the grassroots level.

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