FIFA Technical Directors Course takes place in Trinidad next week

A FIFA Technical Directors course will take place in Trinidad from May 7th-11th.

Technical Directors from eleven member associations including Trinidad and Tobago will participate in the course which will include the involvement of a four-member team from FIFA  including Head of Technical Development Services for FIFA  Jürg Nepfer.

Also attending will be Roberto Perna, Group Leader Education and FIFA Technical consultants Rodrigo Kenton, Lenny Lake and Willi Ruttensteiner. CONCACAF Director of Development Jason Roberts will also be present.

FIFA’s Jurg Nepfer (left)

Anton Corneal has also been listed by FIFA as one to be present as TTFA’s Technical Director and FIFA expert and he will contribute to the delivery of the course.

The participating member associations will include Trinidad & Tobago, Aruba, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Suriname, US Virgin Islands and the United States.  TTFA’s representatives will also include Senior Men’s head coach Dennis Lawrence, Men’s Under 20/Under 17 head coach Russell Latapy and Women’s coach Desiree Sergeant.

FIFA, through Chief Technical Development Officer, former Dutch forward, Marco van Basten stated the following as the Purpose of the Course, in a correspondence to the TTFA.

“FIFA started in 2016 with a programme for the education of Technical Directors in member associations. An evaluation has shown that there was quite a turnover in this position since then and we therefore decided to offer this course to new Technical Directors or those who were not in position to attend the first edition in 2016. The purpose of the course is to provide an opportunity to Technical Directors to gain additional knowledge in important subjects, which are essential for their daily business. The course will also serve as a platform for experience sharing among Technical Directors, the confederation and FIFA.

Among the topics will be the roles and responsibilities of a technical director, Report of Training analysis, reporting of match training analysis and coach education analysis among other items There are practical and theoretical sessions foreseen. Importance will be given to the practical sessions on days 1 to 3, which are:

• The organization of a youth match;
• The visit of the training of one of these two teams;
• A session on coaching education as part of your coaching education system.

FIFA Chief Technical Development Officer Marco Van Basten.