Coaching ● Jul 08, 2021

FAS conducts online workshop series on national playing philosophy



SINGAPORE, 8 JULY 2021 – Football coaches from the National Registry of Coaches (NROC) will have the opportunity to find out more about the national playing philosophy as part of a new online workshop series.


Developed by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) as part of the Unleash the Roar (UTR) national project, the three-part virtual series is also part of the FAS’ efforts to develop local coaches by improving their knowledge and expertise through the Continuing Coach Education (CCE) programme. The CCE is organised by Sport Singapore and the National Sports Associations.


Helmed by FAS Coach (National Youth Teams) Philippe Aw, who is also a FAS Coach Developer, the series encompasses the current national playing philosophy and coaching ideology that local coaches should aim to be in sync with. This aims to specifically engage football coaches who are current NROC members and will cover four topics: Style and Tactical Rules, The ‘Why’ of the National Playing Philosophy, FAS Football Philosophy: Four Moments of Play and how the Playing Philosophy can be put into practice in training.


The first part was conducted in June and two identical sessions had to be held due to overwhelming response for the initial session, which saw 100 participants. The second session involved 55 participants. The second part will follow this month and the final part will be held in August. Each session will run for around one hour.


Aw told “I am very happy to see that we have got a big group of coaches attending the sharing as it is very important that we reach out to all the football coaches in Singapore. In order for a national playing philosophy to be successful, we need every coach to be part of it and I am grateful to be able to contribute towards this. I hope to see the same level of participation for the remaining workshops and look forward to fruitful engagement.”


FAS Head, Coach Education & Development, Zainudeen Hassan noted: “The coaches were active participants and engaged in a lively question and answer session, which showcased their enquiring minds. As the COVID-19 situation eases, we intend to roll out practical sessions as a follow-up to these online sessions when possible. We would also like to thank CoachSG for their support with this collaboration.”


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