The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has allocated two coaching courses to the Jammu and Kashmir Football Association (JKFA), which will be held in Srinagar. The courses are expected to draw participation from football coaches across the state, according to JKFA.
Coaching Diplomas are courses designed to educate coaches to organize, direct, and conduct basic training modules to organize small-sided games. These courses help aspiring coaches to acquire necessary licenses and certificates, which are mandatory to become a professional coach in India. The first coaching license an aspiring candidate must apply for is the AIFF ‘E’ certificate, followed by other licenses like AFC-C, B, and A licenses.
The AIFF Coaching Courses
The AIFF will conduct two coaching courses in J&K; AFC-C and B license coaching courses. The courses will be held back-to-back in Srinagar at a location which is yet to be confirmed by the JKFA. Participants who successfully complete the courses will be awarded either an AFC-C or B coaching license, which will allow them to conduct coaching sessions in J&K as well as other football programs run by AIFF.
The allocation of these coaching courses will significantly boost the football coaching resources in J&K, enhancing the quality of football coaches available in the area. Ashfaq Ahmad, General Secretary of JKFA, expressed his gratitude to the AIFF for honouring the association with such courses. With these courses, the coaches of J&K will have the opportunity to upgrade their skills and knowledge, further promoting the game in the state.
The allocation of coaching courses by AIFF to JKFA highlights their commitment to the promotion of football across the country, while also providing opportunities to aspiring coaches to improve their skills and knowledge. With more such initiatives, India could soon become a hub of football talent in the coming years.