Football coaches get ultimatum
November 27, 2012

Football coaches get ultimatum

The 28 local football coaches who last Friday concluded a five-day Olympic Solidarity Level 2 Coaching Course at Arnos Vale{{more}} have to show their worth for the next 12 months.

As part of the coaches being involved in future courses and considered for any upward mobility under the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation, they have signed a letter of obligation to be involved in some form of coaching for the next 12 months.

Among the coaches’ mandate is that they be active with a school, a community-based team or be involved in the grassroots development.

Additionally, the coaches will have to submit periodic reports to the technical department of the Football Federation on the unit(s) which they have adopted.

In return, the SVGFF’s is to provide equipment and other materials to the coaches.

Set on their journey, the five-day course was conducted by FIFA instructor, Trinidadian Anton Corneal.

In an interview with SEARCHLIGHT Friday at the Arnos Vale Playing Field, Corneal said that during the period of his dissemination, he focused on teaching the coaches how to coach in different areas of the field.

Corneal said he also emphasized to the coaches that their charges remain organized for sustained periods of the match.

“It calls for discipline in the games … It calls for playing simple,” Corneal said.

Corneal was high in praise for the coaches’ enthusiasm and commended highly the executive of the SVGFF for its professionalism in ensuring that all the bases were covered, which helped to make his work much easier.

The course saw some regional co-operation, with the participation of Grenadian Alisha John — through an arrangement between the two national football associations. (RT)