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Grassroots D Licence Course the foundation

The course enables them to prosper with the knowledge they have to utilise on our growing kids in the game.

The grassroots coaching course is the basics of professional coaching; theory and practical sessions where participants take part in the football drills and learn tactical and technical techniques.

The course is designed to help train local coaches from the member associations equipping them with the requirements needed to advance to the OFC C Licence.

This course is an introduction course from FIFA to provide Oceania with the substantial number of coaches required at grassroots level. It is design to develop a basic understanding of safe, ethical coaching to provide local coaches with practical ideas for training sessions for players under the age of 6-12.

Participants who attend the workshop will be equipped with the knowledge to organise, direct and conduct basic coaching practices.

Those potential coaches after the Grassroots D-Licence will be required to undergo C-Licence. Coaches who are currently coaching at senior community level through presentation skills.

In the closing of the workshop PNGFA General Secretary/CEO, Dimirit Mileng told the participants to go out and implement what they have learnt from the course in their respective member associations to develop football.

A participant who attended the course Mr. Francis Banania, Don Bosco Technological Institute Coordinator said the course is good in preparing our future players.

“I think what is best in the course is that we give awareness to the coaches where people of PNG should give importants to the little kids of giving them chance to play and develop the right attitude towards the game,” said Banania.

“My plan now after attending this course is to coordinate with my superiors to connect the grassroots program with the school social responsibility program which every Sunday we invite nearby communities to play soccer in the school and we also teach them good values.” says Banania.