CHIKOMBA – The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has conducted a level one soccer coaching course that attracted 12 teachers and two Police officers from Mash East, Manicaland and Harare.
The course was held at Liebenberg High School in Chivhu on Sunday.
The objective was to equip participants with football technics which they can use to lay a proper foundation for students.
Present at the course were ZIFA technical director who is also the CAF instructor Wilson Mutekede, ZIFA, CAF and FIFA instructor Nelson Matongorere, Regional coordinator Wisdom Simba, Liebenberg Sports director Washington Nyikahaadzori, Willy Majasi the provincial sports officer for Mashonaland East.
Mutekedi said there was theory during the morning sessions of the course and practical in the afternoon.
Participants were trained on coaching their students on kicking, controlling the ball, passing and supporting, heading, shooting, goal keeping, individual defending, dribbling, running with the ball, speed training and endurance. He said for school teachers it was to equip them to lay a proper football foundation for youngsters to foster technical skills at a tender age.
"The more we train and equip those that are with the young ones, the more a proper football foundation is moulded. A proper football foundation matters the most," said Mutekede.
He added that the level one soccer coaching course is open to everyone who wishes to train in soccer coaching.
Participants who are going to make it after marking of their work in two weeks` time will be receive certificates and proceed to the second level.
He said participants will only be considered for level 2 after using their level one certificates for at least 12 months.