The Goa Football Development Council (GFDC) organized a coaches workshop in North and South Goa. It was held on October 17 and 18 at GFDC Corlim Centre, Montfort ground for the coaches from North Goa and on 19 and 20 at Borimol Quepem Sports Complex for the coaches from South Goa. The workshop was conducted from 10am to 6pm. It was well attended by over 100 coaches from across Goa.
This workshop was conducted in a very innovative way under the supervision of GFDC technical in charge, Derryl D’Souza. He has completed DFB International Coaching course in Hennef, Germany along with FIFA Grassroots / Youth Courses in India.
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 topic was Combination Play focusing on wall pass, overlap and take over. It comprised of different theoretical and practical sessions which included brain storming sessions and group activities on how to deal with kids of various age groups.
“Coach Education is a key as it is said that Better Coaches make Better players. This was a practical cum evaluation workshop. It comprised of dribbling and ball control from 8 to 10 years, passing and support play for 10 to 12 years, heading for 10 to 12 years,” told Derryl, an AFC ‘A’ License Coach and AIFF Coaching instructor.
“I also gave emphasis on improving the quality of first touch, defending play, attacking play 4V4, goalkeeper ball handling and shot stopping,” he added.
The coaches were inspired and motivated from the workshop.