Coaching ● Mar 11, 2023

FAS Introductory Coaching Course for LCS Academy Coaches and Men’s National Team players concluded


A total of 26 participants, consisting of a mix of LCS Academy Coaches and Men’s National Team players attended the Introductory Coaching Course, February 2023.


SINGAPORE, 11 MARCH 2023 – The Football Association of Singapore recently concluded the FAS Introductory Coaching Course for Lion City Sailors (LCS) Academy coaches and participating Men’s National Team players.


The course was conducted in collaboration with LCS to provide interested players and academy coaches the opportunity to start their football coaching journey.


Held over two-day courses in two weeks last month at the Lion City Sailors Training Centre, a total of 26 participants came under the mentorship of the Lead Coach Developer, Mr Loh Ngiap Tai, and the Assistant Coach Developer, Mr Abdul Musawir.


Mr Toni Teo, Mr Nazri Nasir, and Mr Jasni Hatta were also around as Observing Coach Developers.


The first week of the course (13 and 14 February 2023) covered theoretical topics such as “Organizing A Coaching Session”, “Coaching Methods” and “Coaching Processes”. Coach Developers also led practical sessions on topics such as “Running With The Ball” and “Striking The Ball”.


A participant in a feedback session with Coach Loh Ngiap Tai, February 2023.


In the second week (20 and 21 February 2023), the focus was on participants-led practical sessions, where course participants had a consultation session with the Coach Developers to discuss and refine their session plan before working in groups to deliver said plans.


During each delivery session, another course participant will film the practical session to allow the rest in the group to review among themselves before their feedback session with both Coach Developers later.


Participant Izz Haziq Izan told FAS: “During the 4 days, the FAS Introductory Coaching Course gave me new insights into coaching which I can apply in my future sessions. The course also provided a platform to work with and learn from other participants who have diverse backgrounds and different experiences to share.


“Overall, I believe the FAS Introductory Coaching Course has set the foundations for me to further my coaching education in the FAS/AFC ‘C’ Diploma (SG-Coach Level 1 Full Integration) Coaching Course and beyond.”


Lions forward Shawal Anuar pictured in the course, February 2023. 


Fellow participant Phua Wei Leong added: “The FAS Introductory Coaching Course is a good starting point for aspiring coaches who want to know what the FAS/AFC ‘C’ Diploma (SG-Coach Level 1 Full Integration) Coaching Course looks like. It outfitted us with the tools required to excel in the FAS/AFC ‘C’ Diploma (SG-Coach Level 1 Full Integration) Coaching Course.


“The four-day course allowed us to work with coaches from different football backgrounds, including national team players, to share ideas, knowledge and experiences.”


Former Lions Khairul Amri, who was present at the event as an observing course participant, reflected similar sentiments, and added that the course is a good head start as he begins his coaching journey: “During the FAS Introductory Coaching Course, I observed that the Coach Developers were sharing topics such as the Coaching Processes and Coaching Methods, which will help me in my coaching journey. I look forward to taking the next available FAS/AFC ‘C’ Diploma (SG-Coach Level 1 Full Integration) Coaching Course in future.”


Lead Coach Developer Mr Loh Ngiap Tai was heartened to see the coaches showing dedication and effort during their courses: “It was encouraging to see so many aspiring coaches committed to their learning and growth. We hope the FAS Introductory Coaching Course has inspired them to work hard so that through them, many young players will be positively impacted in the future.”


Aspiring coaches in session, February 2023. 


The Head of Coach Education & Development, Mr Zainudeen Hassan concluded: “The Football Association of Singapore’s Coach Education & Development Department would like to thank Lion City Sailors for coming forward to offer their training centre for us to conduct the course and also allowing the slots to be opened for Men’s National Team players as course participants. We look forward to future collaborations with them.”




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