Replies to Media ● Sep 07, 2013

FAS’ reply to media queries on technical advisers for youth national teams


In line with our FAS Strategic Plan, FAS is always looking at ways to further raise the capabilities and capacities of our players and coaches – and this includes attachment stints and mentorship programmes. The appointment of technical advisers for our NFA teams is to aid the development of our staff coaches through mentorship by experienced personnel. This is an important step not just for overseas competitions but also for the development of the respective teams in the domestic competitions, which includes both on field and off-the-pitch preparations.
An example of our mentorship programme aimed at benefiting our youth teams and coaches is the recent AFF Under-15 and AYG competitions for which the Technical Advisers were officially appointed during the preparatory phase which took place a few weeks before the commencement of the respective tournament.
Our mentorship programme is part of our on-going efforts which aim to provide opportunities for our local coaches to expand their capabilities and capacities by learning from experienced coaches.  Our NFA coaches have consistently provided positive feedback on the effect of these appointments.
Coach development is a long and continuous process and like any forward-looking organisation, we have in place a rigorous evaluation process including an annual performance appraisal system, among others, aimed at regularly reviewing the performances of our coaches and determining their suitability for the post and ability to fulfil the job requirements. Our review process will also enable both the organisation and the coaches in identifying the areas for improvement which will in turn facilitate their development.