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AIFF to conduct five-day coaching seminar

Rob Baan with various coaches during a seminar

Rob Baan with various coaches during a seminar

The All India Football Federation will be organising a five-day Coaching Seminar in Navi Mumbai from July 16 to 20, 2012. AIFF Technical Director Rob Baan, National Coach Wim Koevermans, Technical Director, Regional and Elite Academies Scott O’Donell, Head Coach Youth Development, Colm Joseph Toal will be addressing the Seminar.

The opening day will also have former India captain Baichung Bhutia as the guest speaker. Besides, General Secretary Kushal Das will be addressing on the long term future of Indian football.

“We have invited around 70 coaches for the seminar including all the coaches from all the I-League clubs and all AIFF contracted coaches,” Kushal Das, General Secretary, AIFF, informed.

“The seminar gives us the opportunity to exchange knowledge and discuss our new vision for the future development of Indian football,” said AIFF Technical Director Rob Baan. “We also hope the coaches will provide us a lot of inputs.”

Baan, Koevermans and O’Donell would also be imparting practical session classes to the participants. The theoretical sessions would be held at the Royal Orchid Hotel in Navi Mumbai while the Practical Sessions would be conducted at the Father Agnel School Ground in Navi Mumbai where AIFF’s First Regional Academy is based.

“This is the first major coaching clinic organised by AIFF’s Technical Team. It will showcase the new philosophy which is being implemented in Indian football in terms of coach education, style of play and talent development,” Das maintained.

“I’m sure the seminar would unearth some exciting young concepts which will serve Indian football in good stead in the future.”

There would also be separate sessions conducted by Dr. Manabendra Bhattacharya on Medical Care and Treatment of Youth Players (including age verification) and one by Pradip Dutta on Physical Preparation of Young Players.

(AIFF Press Release)