Coaching ● Feb 29, 2024

First part of the 2024 FAS/AFC ‘A’ Diploma Coaching Course concluded

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24 participants, including Singapore internationals Fazrul Nawaz s/o Shahul Hameed, Indra Sahdan Bin Daud, and Mohammad Shahril Bin Ishak, took part in the course, February 2024. 

 

SINGAPORE, 29 FEBRUARY 2024 – The Coaching Education Department (CED) recently concluded the first part of the 2024 FAS/AFC ‘A’ Diploma Coaching Course.

 

Held from 19 to 23 February 2024 at Jalan Besar Stadium, the course was conducted for coaches who aspire to pursue higher coaching pathways in an amateur club or elite youth environment. Former Singapore internationals Fazrul Nawaz s/o Shahul Hameed, Indra Sahdan Bin Daud, and Mohammad Shahril Bin Ishak were among the 24 participants who took part in the course.

 

Under the mentorship of Lead Coach Developer, Philippe Aw, and Assistant Coach Developer, Subramani s/o Shunmugham, participants were immersed in a dynamic learning environment. The course emphasized the andragogy learning strategy, fostering self-directed learning and continuous improvement.

 

Assistant Coach Developer Subramani s/o Shunmugham presenting on “Theories of Coaching”, February 2024.

 

The curriculum of Part 1 covered a wide range of theory and practical topics, including “Establishing a Playing Philosophy,” “Theories of Coaching,” and “Understanding The Current Generation of Players”. Practical sessions delved into attacking strategies, focusing on areas such as “Retention Phase In The Midfield Zone” and “Functional Play of Centre Forward(s)”.

 

Marcus Lee from the National Youth Sports Institute presenting on “Injury Prevention Exercises”, February 2024.

 

The course also featured insightful presentations from guest speakers. Marcus Lee from the National Youth Sports Institute shared valuable insights on “Injury Prevention Exercises,” while Loh Ngiap Tai from FAS’s Coach Developer team discussed “Emotions in Football,” enriching the learning experience for participants.

 

 

Course participant Tan Guo Xiong (pictured in the middle) participating in a warm-up session, February 2024. 

 

Participants expressed enthusiasm and gratitude for the enriching experience. Mr. Tan Guo Xiang shared: “My journey through the 2024 FAS/AFC ‘A’ Diploma Coaching Course so far has been a dynamic and empowering experience. The Coach Developers foster a culture of self-directed learning, allowing us to take charge of our development. The experience not only enhanced my coaching skills but also fostered autonomy in my learning approach.”

 

Course participant Nor Azli Bin Md Yusoff (in red) during his participant-led practical session, February 2024. 

 

Mr. Nor Azli Bin Md Yusoff reflected similar sentiments: “It has been an enriching experience for me. It was an opportunity for me to learn and relearn new things. By reconnecting with fellow course participants, I’ve picked up new coaching practices that I’ll try to use in my own coaching environment”.

 

Lead Coach Developer Philippe Aw during a Coach Developer-led practical session, February 2024. 

 

Lead Coach Developer Mr. Philippe Aw underscored the department’s commitment to creating a positive learning environment, adding: “The competency assessments have all been pushed to the latter stages of the course to facilitate that. We seize coachable moments through push-pull technique to develop them and aid their learnings during the coaching course.”

 

Course participant Tengku Mushadad Bin Tengku Mohamed (in red) briefing before his participant-led practical session, February 2024.

 

Course participant Mr. Tengku Mushadad Bin Tengku Mohamed looks forward to translating the wealth of knowledge acquired during the course into practical application: “It’s been a very engaging week with the Coach Developers sharing their knowledge and guiding us through this course. A lot of takeaways, especially during the practical lessons. My fellow course participants have been great sports. We exchanged ideas and shared our coaching experiences. Now we take a break from the course and continue coaching in our own environment. I would try to apply what I’ve learned and look forward to subsequent parts of the course.”

 

As Part 1 concludes, participants now have the opportunity to apply their newfound knowledge and skills in their coaching environments. The course will resume with Part 2 at the end of May 2024, where participants will continue their journey towards coaching excellence.

 

 

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