Wednesday , February 1 2023

Tajikistan FF & FA Thailand earn AFC Coaching Convention A level membership!

The Tajikistan Football Federation (TFF) and the Football Association of Thailand (FA Thailand)’s focused efforts to boost Coach Education saw both Member Associations (MAs) recently earn their AFC Coaching Convention A Level membership.

The TFF’s theory and practical sessions, from September 12-25, 2022, were led by Technical Director Gafurov Salokhidin and Instructor Igamberdiev Boir. These featured both onsite and online participants from football schools in Dushanbe and the surrounding regions.

Participants were tested on various topics, including player profiles, match analysis, strengths and weaknesses and the ways in which to improve the standards of coaching.

TFF General Secretary Akhmedzhanov Furkatzhon said: “We express our sincere gratitude to the AFC Technical Division and the Coach Education Department for their constant assistance and support in the development of both Tajik football and coaching education.

“Our Member Association pays great attention to the development of coaching education, and this would not have been possible without the AFC’s help and support.”

The TFF will now shift their sights to the AFC Pro Diploma Coaching Course.

The Football Association of Thailand, meanwhile, held onsite and online sessions from August 2022 – January 2023 at the Pattana Golf Resort/Sport Facilities in Chonburi headed by Stephen Rutter.

Topics discussed included team, club and match management, communications skills, philosophy and the laws of the game.

Practical sessions saw student coaches organising and executing a training programme based on their football philosophy and included an onsite U20 football team to allow participants to observe and analyse the game. Theoretical sessions comprised an interview with a scouted player and discussions on organising set pieces, among others.

FA Thailand General Secretary Patit Suphaphongs said: “This is such a big accomplishment and truly a huge step for the FA of Thailand. We have been working tirelessly for a long time to achieve this goal, and it proves that the quality of FA Thailand coach educators and curriculum are equivalent to the AFC and international standards.

“We will now be able to construct an A license course using Thai coach educators and curriculum, which will eventually produce a great number of quality coaches to help develop Thai football throughout the country.”

FAT Technical Director Carles Romagosa added: “The new curriculum has been implemented by FA Thailand over the past two years, and the current active approaches will encourage a learning-enhancing atmosphere leading to the enjoyment of football.

“This method represents a revolutionary change in the way coaches learn and understand football, which will lead to an attractive, intelligent and creative game.”

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