FIFA Coaching Instructor hopes to improve Brunei football
Monday, August 14, 2017
FIFA Coaching Instructor Islam Akhmedov hopes the 32 coaches who are sitting for the FIFA Domestic Youth League Coaching Course which started at NFABD House today will improve Brunei football.
With the sport constantly evolving, Akhmedov – who conducted the same course which covers a wide range of practical and theoretical topics last year – said that it was important coaches keep up to date with the latest training methods and tactics.
“There are many changes going on in football now,” explained Akhmedov, who is also a Technical Consultant with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
“The game is faster and more compact, so the players have to think faster and do things faster.
“For this to happen, the coaches have to change the training sessions and their methodology – which is what I hope to achieve through this course,” he added.
Among the topics which will be covered during the five-day course include how to organise defence in various formations, finishing on goal, how to play pressure football, attacking and defending play: set play, how to improve building up from goalkeepers, how to develop speed, endurance and power, how to play counter-attacking football and attacking play against compact defences.
There will also be theoretical sessions on trends and analysis of the 2014 World Cup, a presentation titled ‘Coaches on the topic of what has been done in 2016-2017’, planning a season, what are football problems, scouting, psychology, physical preparation, analysing the game, how to analyse opponents and lastly, formations and systems.
Group discussions will be held at the end of each day’s course.
Present at the opening ceremony as guest of honour was NFABD Senior Staff Coach Stephen Ng, who is also in charge of the youth elite teams.