The All India Football Federation has scheduled an online refresher course for coaches with C License certificates, which is set to take place from Monday, June 21, 2021 onwards, as part of the revalidation process for coaches.
As the number of coaches with C License certificates across various states are considerably high, a division of five zones has been made – North (Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Bihar, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chandigarh), West (Maharashtra, Kerala, Gujarat, Goa, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep), South (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Telangana), Central (Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha), and North East (Assam, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya).
The coaches are to be divided into batches of 30 each, with four sessions being conducted for these batches, from Monday, June 21 onwards. The sessions are to be conducted on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 7.30 am to 9 am. Every candidate that attends the course will be awarded 2 CPD points.
The refresher course is to be conducted by AIFF Coach Educators – Mr. Savio Medeira, Mr. Shakti Chauhan, and Mr. Mariano Dias, along with other Coach Educators like Mr. Pradyum Reddy, Mr. Caetano Pinho, Mr. Jeddy Almeida, Mr. Richard Hood, Mr. Shekhar Kerkar, Mr. Sajid Dar, Mr. Bijish Ben, Mr. Uttam Negi, Mr. John Raj, Mr. Thomas C, Mr. Thulasi P, Mr. Dinesh Nair, and Mr. Gumpe Rime.
The course is set to begin with the North-East and the Central Zone batches from Monday (June 21) onwards, and the application window for the same will be open from June 11 on the Coach Education portal.