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AIFF to conduct AFC Professional Coaching Diploma Course in Goa

Sporting Clube de Goa

Sporting Clube de Goa

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) will be conducting the AFC Professional Coaching Diploma Course.

The course is for coaches who hold the ‘A’ Coaching Certificate as a minimum requirement. It is designed to teach the highest standards for club and national team levels. The Course aims at producing coaches at the highest level and identifying future instructors. It is a complex course that consists of four modules, with a total duration of at least 380 hours.

It covers practical and theoretical sessions, and requires club attachments abroad and/or a club/team attachment usually at the country of origin of each student with log book entries of training sessions, results, match analyses and comments.

Further requirements include the submission of a dissertation of a minimum of 5000 words on a given topic, final examination on the theoretical and practical aspects of football, and an oral examination.

The first module of the course will be held at Goa from 15th July – 4th August 2015. The 2nd module of the same will be an overseas attachment and will be held from 5-25 September 2015. The dates for modules 3 and 4 will be intimated later.

The eligibility criteria for the course are as follows
1. Candidates must possess AFC A Coaching Certificate
2. Must be coaching a professional/elite club or be attached to a National Team
3. Must be physically and mentally fit. Should be able to participate in both practical and theoretical sessions.
4. Must be proficient in English (reading, writing and speaking)
5. Should have a logbook of minimum coaching sessions of 100 hours

All expenses in regard to the course for the candidate’s stay, travel, meals and visa will be borne by the candidate themselves.

Fees and other details can be obtained by contacting Goa Football Association at