Coaching ● Apr 23, 2021
FAS collaborates with SCC for the first time to conduct grassroots coaching course
SINGAPORE, 23 APRIL 2021 – The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) recently collaborated with the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) to conduct a grassroots coaching course for its members. This marks our first collaboration with an affiliated National Football League (NFL) club, after previous similar partnerships with the Physical Education and Sports Teacher Academy, People’s Association as well as Singapore Sports School.
Held from 17 to 18 April, the two-day course was helmed by our Grassroots Coach Developers, Loh Ngiap Tai and Shasi Kumar, and lasted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
A total of 16 participants attended the course at Singapore Cricket Club, all of whom had been coaching at different levels. The course aimed to upgrade the skillsets of all these coaches to enable them to be more well placed for full-time grassroots coaching.
Among the topics covered included practical sessions which focused on running and striking with the ball, as well as first touches and 1v1. Other content such as the qualities of a good coach, components of a coaching session, philosophy of grassroots football as well as age-appropriate development were shared.
FAS President Lim Kia Tong graced the event and gave an opening address on the first day, encouraging all the participants to do their best throughout the course and to continue to pursue their passion for the sport.
The two-day event concluded with a 100% passing rate for all coaches, with participation certificates given out to them. After the event, one of the participants, Chang Guo Guang, said, “With the FAS Grassroots Coaching Course, I saw an opportunity for self-evaluation and I thought that through the course I would also be able to identify areas for improvement; so I decided to sign up for it.
“The two-day course made me more conscious about the structure of a good training session, i.e the various components as well as the characteristics of the various age groups. This knowledge will certainly allow me to better plan training sessions in the future that would allow the children to learn optimally with maximum enjoyment.”
This coaching education program is expected to be the first of several collaborations in the future between FAS and SCC.