Prospects seek football’s D licence certification
Another batch of prospective football coaches were engaged in a five-day coaching course, aimed at gaining a CONCACAF D licence.
Put on by the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF), in conjunction with CONCACAF and FIFA, the course had in attendance mainly active footballers, persons closely associated with football and persons new to the sport.
Facilitators of the course were FIFA instructors Lenny Lake of St Kitts and Vin Blaine of Jamaica.
Held at the SVGFFâs office and at the Victoria Park, among the topics taught were, âHow to deal with different age groupsâ; âFunctions of a youth coach; and âFunctions of being a good coachâ.
Rasheed Huggins, one of the courseâs participants, was delighted at getting the opportunity to âlearn a lot about footballâ.
Huggins revealed that football is not really his forte, but the knowledge gained from the course will aid him in his all-round development.
Meanwhile, Deshawn Kydd, another of the prospective licensed coaches said:
âAs a player, the course has served me really well, as things that I never knew â¦I came into this course with an open mind, like a parachute,â Kydd told SEARCHLIGHT.
âI am not pursuing to be a coach, because I am a player right now… the course made me think that in the future I could become a coach,â Kydd reasoned.
This last cohort of persons seeking the D licence follows a similar certification course held as recently as last March, then facilitated by Lake and Marco Antonio Santillan.
The SVGFF, in the last two years, has been able to procure four D licence courses.
CONCACAF, in 2013, launched the D licence coaching course, which was done in an effort to reinforce the governing bodyâs vision and commitment to education and to raise the standard of the game throughout the region.