Coaching ● Sep 18, 2023
AFC Fitness Level 2A Coaching Course concluded
Participants taking part in a practical session, July 2023.
SINGAPORE, 18 SEPTEMBER 2023 – In collaboration with the Coaching Education and Development (CED) Department, the Football Science and Medicine Department (FSAM) recently concluded the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Fitness Level 2A Coaching Course. This course took place from the 25 to 30 July 2023, aiming to equip football coaches with advanced fitness knowledge and methodologies to benefit players and the Singapore football scene as a whole.
With 18 participants in attendance, the course was led by Dr. Ghloamreza Jahani Ghaeh Ghashlagh, an AFC-appointed instructor at Jalan Besar Stadium, Over six days, participants delved deep into various theory topics, including “Exercise And Training Physiology: Neuromuscular System/Motor Control And Muscle Strength,” “Physical Demands in Football,” and “Aerobic And Speed Training.”
Head of Football Science and Medicine, Mohd Firdaus Massar (left) and Dr. Ghloamreza Jahani Ghaeh Ghashlagh (right), July 2023.
Participants also had the opportunity to take the lead in practical sessions. They worked collaboratively in groups to design and deliver a fitness session plan. However, before putting their plans into action, participants engaged in consultation sessions with Dr. Ghloamreza to refine and optimize their strategies.
To provide a realistic context, external players from Pei Hwa Secondary School and Woodlands Secondary School were involved in the course, further enriching the learning experience. On the last day of the course, participants were put to the test with both practical and theory examinations.