The Goa Football Development Council (GFDC) organized a two day workshop for the coaches from North and South Goa at the SAG Athletic Stadium at Bambolim recently. The workshop was conducted from 10 am to 3 pm and was well attended by 85 coaches from across Goa.

This workshop was conducted in a very innovative way under the supervision of GFDC technical in charge, Derryl D’Souza. The objective of this workshop was to enhance and upgrade the coaches knowledge so as to conduct and organise match related football session for GFDC trainees. The workshop comprised more of practical sessions as well theoretical.

The topics that were focused on were passing combination play, ball possession, defensive shape, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, pressure- cover- balance, transition from attack to defense from 3v2 to 2v1.

The AFC ‘A’ License Coach and AIFF Coaching instructor, Derryl who conducted the workshop pointed out that coach education is vital in developing coaches while significantly imparting it to our young GFDC trainees at our centres. “Each individual is different from another and demands quality sessions with emphasis on techniques that has to be taught with patience. We at GFDC believe that better coaches make better players,” he said.

The Member Secretary GFDC, Alexio Da Costa was present at the coaches workshop that concluded recently. The coaches were inspired and motivated from the workshop.