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Empower to improve

One of the most challenging, yet rewarding tasks a football player can take on is coaching a team.

The 20 participants for the 5 days workshop. Photo: FFS
The 20 participants for the 5 days workshop.
Photo: FFS
Making a difference, FIFA Instructor Nicola Demaine adding on a practical session of how to improve coaching skills. Photo: FFS

In this role, they have the opportunity to create a positive environment where players can develop a love of the game and teach new skills. Like the players, a coach cannot be successful if they are not trained mentally and physically on how to deliver their sport.

Monday 12th September 2016, was the official opening of the FIFA Women’s Coaching Course taking place at the Insel Ferhmen Hotel for five days.

Speaking on the Objective of the Course, Nicola Demaein stated that the quality of the coaches and the trainings they participate in makes all the difference”. Demaien adds that she is happy to see some new faces in this course and is looking forward to seeing the participants go back to their clubs and share what they have learned, as this is an intermediate course where some of the coaches have been to similar workshops prior to this years Women’s Coaching Course.

20 participants from registered clubs and local football community have been selected to be part of the FIFA Women’s Coaching Course which will run for one week. The participants are males and females that are former national team players, volunteers, club members and referees from Upolu and Savaii.

Today will be the second day of the course. This course will help to enhance the FFS women’s programmes such as soccer sisters, centre for development and centre of excellence and the all star league.

The course will conclude on Friday, 16th September 2016 with the presentation of certificates to participants.

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