A new generation of football coaches have been receiving specific training under the Dutch Football "Vision" as the Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation “C” License Coaching Course began at the Dr Joao Havelange Centre of Excellence in January.
Over 100 coaches have applied to do the TTFF’s new “C” Licence Coaching Courses which is being conducted in conjunction with the Dutch KNVB and 24 coaches will kickstart the program. Among them are former national players Leonson Lewis, Dean Pacheco, Marlon Minguell and Dexter Cyrus.
TTFF’s General Coordinator for the courses Jamaal Shabazz says the response for the courses has been overwhelming.
“There are 120 applicants to do these “C” Licence courses and we are looking towards conducting a Course every month after carnival to service this tremendous interest that has been shown,” Shabazz told TTFF Media.
“The TTFF welcomes the interest shown especially by former players to become certified in coaching since coach education is an important part of the long term development of the game.
“Today we are borrowing from the Dutch vision for football. This generation which is becoming coaches must be part of developing our own vision for T&T football in the future,” Shabazz added.
A panel of local coaches headed by Anton Corneal completed an extensive exercise under the Dutch Coach Educators and are now certified by the TTFF to conduct these courses.
The List of Coaches that participated in the first course are:-
Derick Wilson, Ryan Shim, Leonson Lewis, Dean Pacheco, Dexter Cyrus, Lincoln Augustus, Dunstan Williams, Kelshall Alexander, Sydney Baptiste, Alvin Chapman, Dexter Harris, Ian Antoine, Roger Smith, Marlon Minguell, Anthony Wickham, Marlon Phillips, Kathy Marcelle, Nigel DeSousa, Clyde Gill, Kevin Cadogan, Marlon Wylie, Raymond Alleyene, Jason Spence, James Baird.
Positive start to North American Combine - Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation Technical Director Anton Corneal expressed a sense of optimism following Sunday’s combine for North American-based players at the Old Boys High Field ground in Brooklyn, New York. Staged in conjunction with the Champs Soccer Academy and the Central Brooklyn Soccer Federation, a total of eight players eligible of representing Trinidad and Tobago at the Under 17 level and thirteen Under 12 players, were present at the two-hour session
Jefferson attends FIFA goalkeeping course in Jamaica -National team goalkeeper coach Jefferson George was this country's representative at the regional Instructor's Goalkeeping Course put on by FIFA last week in Jamaica.
TTFF stages C License prep course for women -The Trinidad and Tobago Football Technical Department headed by technical director Anton Corneal commenced a Prep to the Dutch/KNVB “C” Licence course for thirteen National Women’s team players who will take up coaching positions within Sportt’s outreach programme LIFEsport.
Ex-National assess U-20 talent - A total of one hundred and sixty five players have been looked at by a coaching panel that includes former national goalkeeper Michael McComie, former UK-based professionals Anthony Rougier and Clint Marcelle as well as another ex-goalkeeper Ross Russell, who like McComie , has served on past national teams coaching staffs.
TTFF kickstarts National Teams development programs for 2012 - The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation will host screening sessions in the coming weeks for players that will represent this country at the qualifying phase for the 2015 FIFA Under 17 Men’s World Cup.
Jeffrey encourages coaches to complete C license course - Former National striker Kevin Jeffrey appealed to all persons claiming to be concerned with the development of local football from the grassroots level to educate themselves by completing the ongoing Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation “C” License coaching course.
Corneal meets with regional technical directors - Technical Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation Anton Corneal summed up the recently staged FIFA /CONCACAF Conference in Vancouver as a successful venture which allowed technical directors of various Caribbean nations to hold round the table discussions on the way forward for regional football.
Marcelle endorses TTFF Elite coaches symposium - Former national midfielder Clint Marcelle is another local coach who endorses the recent Elite Coaches Symposium hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation. The former Barnsley player who has also been an assistant coach with the T&T Olympic team, was selected to be among a group of local coaches by the TTFF
TTFF Exco pledges support for new TTFF Technical Director - The Executive Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation, in keeping with its promise to regurgitate the game of football in Trinidad and Tobago, has begun the process of development and in some aspects continuing some forms of such that were already ongoing prior to this country’s exit from the 2014 World Cup campaign.
Participants hail Elite Coaches Symposium - The recently held Elite Coaches Symposium hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation has been hailed by a series of local coaches including some past national players who have given a thumbs up as it relates to the way forward for coaching development.
Corneal sees promise from Symposium - Recently appointed Technical Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation Anton Corneal plans to hold several Elite Coaches meetings and workshops over the 12-month period, with the next one carded to take place in two months time.
TTFF stages Girls football festival -This initiative, according to Women’s football administrator and ex-national player Jinelle James, is the first of several of the TTFF’s projects aimed towards the development of girls and women’s football in Trinidad and Tobago.
Local Referees get vote of confidence from Ex-World Cup official - FIFA Referee Development Officer Peter Prendergast has extended a vote of confidence to the elite group of thirty two referees who completed the FIFA Referees Assistance Programme (RAP) workshop at the Ato Boldon Stadium
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