Coaching ● Sep 30, 2021
FAS conducts grassroots coaching course for SportCares youth and ActiveSG Football Academy
FAS Coach Developer Herman Zailani with the SportCares youths, 26 September 2021 (Photo: SportCares)
SINGAPORE, 30 SEPTEMBER 2021 – The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) successfully conducted the FAS Grassroots Coaching Course (Level 1) over the weekend for two groups of participants.
A group of 10 each from SportCares and ActiveSG Football Academy (AFA) were involved on 25 and 26 September at Clementi Stadium and Farrer Park respectively. FAS Coach Developers Shasi Kumar and Herman Zailani took charge of the SportCares youths, who were the first batch from their organisation to go through the course. The AFA participants were overseen by FAS Coach Developer Loh Ngiap Tai.
In strict compliance with the current COVID-19 measures, the FAS applied a “blended” approach to conducting this course by having theory sessions virtually, while the practical sessions were conducted in person. All participants adhered to the current safe management measures during the practical sessions and produced negative Antigen Rapid Test results before their sessions commenced.
FAS Head of Coach Education and Development (CED), Mohamed Zainudeen Hassan, said: “We are very happy to continue with conducting the Grassroots Coaching Courses for youths with these latest participants from SportCares and AFA, having done similar ones for the likes of Singapore Sports School students and members from the Singapore Cricket Club earlier this year. It is important that we continue to nurture the interests of budding coaches, even amid the current restrictions. Moving forward, the FAS will strive to adopt this ‘blended’ approach of combining both virtual and physical sessions for our coaching courses where applicable, as face-time between the Coach Developers and participants is crucial to ensuring that they can learn to the best of their abilities.”