The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has collaborated with MBP School of Coaches for organizing the first edition of the online refresher course for AFC A & Pro licensed coaches in India. The refresher course is an ongoing process of the federation towards the upgradation and professional development of the Indian coaches who would immensely benefit from the experience and knowledge exchange with one of the top coaching institutes globally.
The key details of the project are as follows:
- The course would begin on 1st June 2022 and would be conducted over 3 days and would include topics around Man Management, Game Plan and Set Pieces.
- The live sessions would be delivered via video conferencing and the participants shall get exclusive access to the unique MBP e-learning platform. The platform has been tested across 65 countries and integrates over 350 tactical concepts in high performance and youth football.
- AIFF shall be awarding 4 CPD (Continuous Professional Development) points to all the participants who complete the course.
The AIFF Technical Director, Savio Medeira, who is at the helm of the revolution of coaches development in India believes that this course would help the elite coaches of the country to understand the dynamics of global football and learn about the best practices from the MBP experts.
On this occasion, he said, “We are happy to welcome the global experts to help us deliver the highly important refresher course that are necessary to keep ourselves abreast with the dynamics of world football. Coaches’ development is a priority for us, and we see an alignment of vision with MBP School of Coaches. Our aim from this initiative is to provide an opportunity to our highest qualified coaches not only to gain knowledge but also the valuable CPD points that is necessary for them to revalidate their licenses.”
Jaime Fortuño Vidal is the co-founder of the MBP School of Coaches and has overseen the expansion of their brand across the world. India has been an important focus for the institute and this course is an example of their commitment to developing football in the glorious country of India. He said, “India is important to us and our approach to India is long term. We want to be a part of the development process here that leads to creation of top coaches in Asia and beyond. We believe that development of coaches is an integral part of the overall football development in a country, and we wish to be a part of this journey. Our vision is to create the largest and strongest community of football coaches in the world and are thrilled to have this batch of coaches become a part of the global MBP family.”