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Monday, 23 May 2011 19:08
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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.

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