TECHNICAL DIRECTOR PARTICIPATES IN TECHNICAL OFFICER TRAINING PROGRAMME
25th January, 2017; Georgetown: The Technical Director of the Guyana Football Federation Inc. (GFF), Ian Greenwood, participated in a CONCACAF-organized coaching education seminar in Mexico from the 15th – 21st January, 2017.
The session was open to Technical Directors from across the CONCACAF region and was hosted in partnership with the Mexicana de Futol Asociacion, A.C. (FMF).
Greenwood explained the key focus of the programme was the development of a sustained national youth programme: “The key messages delivered by the Mexican Federation and CONCACAF stressed the requirement of all Member Associations to develop a robust long term youth development plan with the ultimate aim of improving the senior national teams. International football cannot start at the senior level; there must be a clear national coaching and playing philosophy to highlight the country’s identity from the youth levels. The most pleasing aspect of the seminar is that it has reinforced the long-term Development Plan that is being created and implemented nationwide by the GFF Technical Department.”
The six-day session also saw a representative from The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Coaching Education discussing the need for coaches to engage in continuous professional education.
Among the other areas covered during the session were technical-tactical aspects of preparing and training national youth teams, structuring national youth competitions, the structuring of a talent development programme, the use of sports science and performance analysis, player personal growth, medical services focusing on both clinical diagnosis and performance diagnosis, the importance of age appropriate physical conditioning and nutrition.
The seminar was a combination of theoretical and practical sessions with a focus on the U-13, U-15, U-17 and U-20 categories.
For more information, please contact:
Debra Francis (Ms.)
Communications and Public Relations Officer
Tel: 592 227 8758 ext. 105