SAI-AIFF join hands to launch an online Coaching Programme during lockdown

NEW DELHI; 16 April 2020: Realising that it’s impossible to conduct a
centralised coaching course under current circumstances with the
country having being locked down in wake of the Covid19 pandemic, All
India Football Federation (AIFF) in collaboration with the Sports
Authority of India (SAI) has arranged for an Online Coach Education
Programme, that gets underway on Monday, April 20, 2020.
The 13-day Refresher Course which concludes on May 2, 2020 will be
open to all SAI and AIFF Licensed Coaches with around 400-500
coaches being expected to join online. The 13-day course will see the
participants attend sessions on an array of topics, ranging from
prevention of injury, to video analysis, to principles of coaching age-
group teams, and much more.
“It’s an excellent initiative by AIFF and SAI to assemble coaches from
across India to get a learning experience. It will refresh their thought
process of football coaching,” Savio Medeira, AIFF Head of Coach
Education, and a former India International stated.
The opening session of the programme will be conducted by Medeira
himself, with successive sessions being held by several AIFF instructors,
including current Senior Indian Men’s National Team Head Coach Igor
Stimac, AIFF Technical Director Isac Doru, among others.
The course comes on the back of AIFF having earlier conducted online
coaching seminars for AIFF Coach Education Instructors, and also
online tutorial classes for the Referees.
Medeira, also a former Head Coach of the Indian National Team
explained that the coaches would gain a lot of insights on how to
manage players at the highest level when they get to learn from
someone like Stimac.
“It’s not every day that you get to learn from someone like Stimac. I’m
sure all the participants are eagerly waiting to hear his takes on how to
handle different situations in the dugout, and the dressing room,” he

Interested applicants who possess coaching licences can contact on the
following numbers (+91-9791981774 and +91-9779500655) to enrol

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