Association of Indian Football Coaches (AIFC) is set to kick-start a Webinar in Football Coaching. It will be held in 23 states across the country.
This initiative from AIFC comes in the wake of the current scenario of the Coronavirus pandemic. The country which has been in a lock-down for three weeks already, is expected to be extended. Due to this, all sporting activities amongst others are at a standstill.
The AIFC Webinar is an opportunity for Indian football coaches to continue learning from the comforts of their homes. This will also help them stay connected with fellow-coaches and also brush up their knowledge of the sport.
The webinar comprises of eight modules and it will be held between 15th April to 8th May 2020. Below are the topics under each module:
Talking further on this initiative, AIFF Head of Coach Education, Savio Medeira said,
“Every initiative has got a value. AIFC has come out with a great idea in the form of webinar, which will keep the coaches and the tutors engaged for some time and at the same time get mentally refreshed during this lock-down period. Wish AIFC and all tutors a great time of knowledge sharing.”
This initiative has been lauded by the Instructors/Educators and also AIFC Core Team members. They were addressed and informed as to specialization of their roles through video conference earlier today.
AIFF Instructor and AIFC Core Team Member Shakti Chauhan said that the initiative will be beneficial to the coaches across these states.
“Due to the unfortunate situation of lock-down in India because of Covid-19 Virus, the coaches and players are not able to go on the field to train and play. But as all of us know that ‘Learning is a Continues Process’ and so this AIFC Webinar will give the Indian coaches and players an opportunity to keep themselves connected to the game and refresh their knowledge of the game through Expert Football Coaches & Educators,” he said.
The following are the states where the webinar will be conducted through video conferencing:
Goa, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh.
Eligibility criteria: The webinar is for licensed coaches, school PE teachers, coaches from clubs, academies, NGO’s, other institutions. Please note, there are limited seats, therefore as soon as the list of coordinators are released, do register with them.
*Age criteria – 18 years & above only
Participants will have to abide by the AIFC Webinar Code of Conduct as provided by the Webinar coordinators
On 14th April, there will be digital training session held for the Coordinators. The list of the coordinators from respective states will be released thereafter.