The opening ceremony of the FIFA Grassroots Course taking place in Mizoram from October 15 to 19 was attended by the state Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, President of Mizoram FA Lal Thanzara and General Secretary Lalnghinglova Hmar, along with other senior officials from Sports Council of Mizoram and senior officials from the Mizoram FA.
The five-day affair which is being conducted by Scott O’Donnel, Technical Director Academies and Coaching, All India Football Federation, is being attended by 28 participants from Mizoram.
The participants have been chosen by the Mizoram FA, who have the experience of working with kids and ability to implement Grassroots football in their respective districts and regions.
The theory sessions are being held at the Information and Public Relations auditorium and the practical sessions at the Assam Rifles ground.
Each day 25 kids attend the practical sessions to be part of small-sided games for kids which helps the instructor to demonstrate and explain the small sided games philosophy and its implementation in GR football to the participants.
A Grassroots festival will be held on Friday morning with approximately 75 kids between the age of 6-12 attending the same.
(AIFF Press Release)
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