NFABD reminds coaches to stay motivated and disciplined
Friday, August 18, 2017
NATIONAL Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) Acting General Secretary Pg Md Amirrizal Pg Hj Mahmud today advised the coaches who completed the five-day FIFA Domestic Youth League Coaching Course to stay motivated and disciplined.
Speaking to the coaches during the course’s closing ceremony at NFABD House, Pg Md Amirrizal told the coaches they have a responsibility to further develop grassroots football in the country.
“Coaches are like teachers on the field. It is important that you maintain discipline – not only for yourself but also your teams and players,” he said.
“You need to be a good example to the players. Don’t teach them they should take revenge for a mistimed tackle. It is also important you, and your players, discipline yourselves to eat well and have enough rest.
“This certificate should not be the end of the road. There are many other certificates coaches can obtain, and I hope some of you will take up coaching as a career.
“Do your best to develop football, especially at the grassroots level as that is where we can find young, new talent who can one day represent the country.
“Football in Brunei is slowly developing day by day, and NFABD – with the help of FIFA and AFC (Asian Football Confederation) – will continue to organise such courses so Brunei can compete well at the regional and international stage.
Among the topics which FIFA Coaching Instructor Islam Akhmedov covered during the 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 were also 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.