Capital Football’s current AFC/FA C and B Licence coaching courses are nearing their completion with 13 coaches working to obtain their C-Licence and 20 their B Diploma, with the sessions being run by Capital Football Technical Director Phil Booth and Assistant Technical Director (Men and Boys programs) Ali Efe.
The main focus of the C Diploma course was on technical aspects of the game which includes teaching the techniques of passing, receiving, striking the ball, and running with the ball along with defending techniques to regain possession.
Participants were introduced to the concept of teaching behaviour in different types of practice methods as part of the program, with insight into the ‘B’ diploma also provided.
Among the 13 candidates for the C-Licence, along with two “refresher course” participants, ten different clubs have been represented.
Brendan Connolly (Monaro Panthers), was one that took part in the course, saying that one of the biggest takeways from the course was the setting up of a training session.
“It’s good. I coach 16-18 year olds, I have coached younger and this course would’ve been great before I had started coaching younger.
“Setting up sort of one session that’ll flow all the way through. That’s one of the big things.”
Speaking on the courses, Capital Football Assistant Technical Director Ali Efe praised the commitment of coaches in both groups.
“It was a big challenge for coaches and also for us in providing the courses during COVID. We are happy to be back scheduling and delivering courses around the ACT.
“It is great to have 20 coaches in the B Diploma Course and 13 coaches in the C Licence course. This is a great group of coaches who are engaged and willing to challenge themselves.”
Capital Football will be providing more courses and workshops throughout the year, with a C-Licence course scheduled for April.