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Jul 9, 2019

Football Coaches Participate in CONCACAF’s D’ License Coaching Course

Football coaches from all over Belize are stepping up their game. They are taking part in a course at the F.F.B. headquarters in Belmopan to improve their level of performance when engaging with the players on the field. The training programme is being arranged by CONCACF. Here is News Five’s Hipolito Novelo.


Hipolito Novelo, Reporting

With the aim to improve the level of professionalism in football, the Central American and Caribbean Association Football, CONCACAF, through the Football Federation of Belize is hosting the ‘D’ License Coaching Course at the FFB headquarters in Belmopan. The course, says technical director Philip Marin, will focus on enhancing the abilities of the twenty-six coaches that were selected.


Philip Marin, Technical Director, F.F.B.

Philip Marin

“This training is very important for the participants because it is focused on training kids six to twelve years old. The objective of this course is to equip the coaches with the necessary tools focusing on the four principles of CONCACAF which is leadership, team management, coaching and planning and preparation.”


The training is broken down into a series of theoretical and practical sessions.   F.F.B. Instructors Marvin Ottley and Daniel Smith say that coaches are thought on how to better interact with players in order to assist in the players’ development.


Marvin Ottley

Marvin Ottley, F.F.B. Instructor

“It will help a lot especially with the new direction that the FFB has taken in regards in developing football in the grassroots and youth level. So this specific training will help a lot.”


Daniel Smith, F.F.B. Instructor

Daniel Smith

“This course is very important because it shows that we want to lift the game of football in the country of Belize and so we need to educate coaches which to do that. So this is very important.”


After the course, the coaches are expected to return to their respective communities and put in place what the course offers.


Vin Blaine

Vin Blaine, CONCACAF Instructor

“The difficulty that we are facing in the Caribbean and this region is that we have coaches who don’t know the methodology of coaching. So they are destroying players more than helping them. So we are hoping that with the cross section of different coaches from different districts and schools that they will have the same principles going forward. What they are doing through now is how to deliver cases, plan sessions and deliver sessions with the same methodology that would seep right through the entire of Belize.”


Reporting for News Five, I am Hipolito Novelo.

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